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Submit your COST Action proposal

You can submit your COST Action proposal at any time throughout the year via the new e-COST online submission tool.
The next Collection Date is tentatively set for 1 December 2016, at 12:00 CET.

The final decision regarding the approval and funding of the Action proposals collected on 25 April 2016 is expected at the end of October 2016

The Call is open to ideas in all fields of Science and Technology including Humanities and Social Sciences. Multi- and interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged.  

COST invites proposals for Actions contributing to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe. 

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

The  new 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, in line with the bottom-up, open and inclusive principles of COST.

The  guidelines  for the  SESA procedure  and evaluation criteria are  available here . The anonymity criterion is also described in detail here

Researchers benefit from a one-stage submission. The proposal requires filling in several sections via the new e-COST online submission tool as well as the  Technical Annex of up to 15 pages, uploaded via the same tool.

The way to a successful COST Action proposal: SESA procedure explained

This video will take you through the entire Open Call process. You can also  download the basic presentation .

For any questions related to the Open Call, please contact


Last updated: 09 May 2016 top of page

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