A two-stage COST Call for proposals (CfP) to support Scientific and Technical Collaboration in EuropeBack
COST invites researchers throughout Europe to submit proposals for research networks and use this unique opportunity to exchange knowledge and to embark on new European perspectives. A continuous Open Call for Proposals is used to attract the best proposals for new COST Actions.
The Open Call follows a two-stage process whereby applicants, after registering, submit a preliminary proposal by a set collection date. This preliminary proposal provides an overview of the proposed Action's goal and its foreseen impact. After assessment, approximately 80 of these preliminary proposals are selected for the second phase. Successful applicants are then invited to submit a full proposal.
Each collection date is announced in the Official Journal of the European Union a few months before the deadline. The latest announcement is dated 18 January 2012.
COST is organised in nine broad domains (Biomedicine and molecular biosciences; Chemistry and molecular sciences and technologies; Earth system science and environmental management; Food and agriculture; Forests, their products and services; Individuals, societies, cultures and health; Information and communication technologies; Materials, physics and nanosciences; Transport and urban development). The intended coverage of each domain is explained at http://www.cost.eu
Applicants are invited to locate their topic within one domain. However, inter-disciplinary proposals not fitting readily into a single domain are particularly welcome and will be assessed separately.
Proposals should include researchers from a minimum of five COST countries. Financial support for an action of 19 participating countries is in the range of EUR 130 000 p.a. for normally four years, subject to available budget.
The collection date for preliminary proposals is 30 March 2012, 17.00 Brussels time.
What does COST fund?
The support will cover the costs of networking activities such as meetings (e.g. travel, subsistence, local organiser support), conferences, workshops, short-term scientific exchanges, training schools, publications and dissemination activities. COST does not fund the research itself.
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Entry created by Esra Okumus on April 24, 2012
Modified on September 21, 2012