COST funding is:

– open to all scientific and technological fields including humanities and social sciences; and to researchers and stakeholders from academia, industry, NGOs and SMEs, and policy-makers;

– interdisciplinary;

– focused on excellence;

– bottom-up – gives researchers freedom to freely propose any topic;

– inclusive – actively engaging the whole research community across countries, generations and gender;

– simple – one submission stage and user friendly IT tools; and

– transparent – straightforward application process and independent peer review.