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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 submission tool is temporarily closed, which means applicants cannot submit any new proposals for the upcoming collection date on 7 September 2017. Please visit this page regularly for updates on the submission process.  

The final decision on the approval and funding of the Action proposals collected on 7 December 2016 is expected in June 2017.

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 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: the SESA procedure, a step-by-step guide

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


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