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Submit your COST Action proposal

The next collection date is expected to be 7 September 2017, 12:00 noon (CET).

The e-COST tool reopened for submissions on Monday, 16 January.

We invite participants to submit proposals for COST Actions contributing to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe. Multi- and interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged. 

The open call Action Proposal Submission, Evaluation, Selection and Approval (SESA) procedure  is fully science and technology-driven and will ensure a simple, transparent and competitive proposal evaluation and selection process, reflecting the bottom-up, open and inclusive principles of COST. 

Participants planning to submit a proposal for a COST Action will need to refer to the updated SESA guidelines.

The minimum number of countries included in the network has increased to seven COST Full or Cooperating Members. Out of the seven, a minimum of three must be Inclusiveness Target Countries. For more details, please refer to the annex of the updated SESA guidelines

Participants will also need to include the updated technical annex, which should not exceed 15 pages. Results will be communicated in April 2018.

2016 submissions

Participants who submitted their proposals in 2016 will need to refer to the 2016 SESA guidelines. The final decision on the approval and funding of the Action proposals collected on 7 December 2016 is expected in June 2017.

The set of COST Implementation Rules outlines procedures and conditions for participating in and setting up COST Actions.

For any questions related to the open call, please contact


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