70 new COST Actions approved


On 12 May 2023, COST’s governing board, the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), confirmed the funding of 70 new COST Actions, that will officially start in Autumn 2023.

The 70 new COST Actions in figures:

19% of main proposers are young researchers

47% of main proposers are women

66% of the proposals feature participants from industry/SMEs

26% of main proposers come from an Inclusiveness Target Country (ITC)

77% of the future networks have attracted participants from all over the world

As an indicator of multidisciplinary of the new Actions, 54% of all Actions cover at least two OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) fields of science and technology, while 11% cover at least three fields.

Natural Sciences lead the way as the most represented field of science (represented in 49% of the Actions), followed by Social Sciences (27%), Engineering and Technology (27%), Agricultural Sciences (26%), Medical and Health Sciences (20%), and Humanities (19%).

The success rate for applications in this Open Call (OC-2022-1) was 18.7%.

On 9 June 2023 the new COST Actions, including all Memorandum’s of Understanding, will be available on the COST website and the first Management Committee meetings will start between September and November 2023.

Additional information

Download the full list of newly approved COST Actions

The latest COST Open Call (OC-2023-1) remains open until 25 October 2023 at 12:00 noon (CET). Discover more about the simple one-step application process to submit a new COST Action or join our Info Day on May 24 2023 to find out more.

Find out how to join an existing COST Action.