Documents & Guidelines

The COST documents and guidelines below are divided into three useful sections to make applying for and running a COST Action as easy as possible.

The first section, Documents for Submitting a COST Action, includes the documents that are required to submit a new COST Action proposal. For more information on submitting a proposal visit our Open Call page.

The second section, Documents for running a COST Action, includes the documents that are required to run a COST Action and also information related to the COST Innovators Grant, an initiative that aims at enhancing the success of breakthrough innovations, marketable applications and/or offer societal solutions.

The third section, Documents for Grant Holders, includes information that is required by COST Action Grant Holders.

If you need to access documents related to Horizon 2020, please click here.

Documents for Submitting a COST Action

Rules and principles for COST Activities

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Country and organisations table

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Glossary

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COST Action Proposal Submission, Evaluation, Selection and Approval

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COST Open Call SESA Guidelines

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Open Call Infographic

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Documents for running a COST Action

Country and organisations table

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Glossary

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Annotated Rules for COST Actions

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Rules for COST Actions

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Rules for COST Innovators' Grants

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Data Protection FAQ for COST Actions

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FAQ – Virtual Networking Tools (VNTs)

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Documents for Grant Holders

Country and organisations table

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Glossary

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Annotated Rules for COST Actions

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Derogation Procedure

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COST grant agreement template

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Inclusiveness target countries (ITC) conference grants user guide

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Short term scientific mission (STSM) user guide

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Virtual Networking Tools (VNT) User guide

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