COST funds interdisciplinary research networks called COST Actions. These Actions bring together researchers, innovators and other professionals including industry specialists, who are based in Europe and beyond, to collaborate on research topics for a period of 4 years.
The funding covers the expenses of networking activities rather than research. It can be used to organise and fund events, Short-term Scientific Missions, Training Schools, communication activities, and virtual networking tools.
You can submit your proposal to the annual open call and establish your own network. Your network must fulfill certain criteria, such as including researchers from at least seven COST Member countries, half of whom come from Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC). The next collection date will be 25 October 2023 at 12.00 (noon) CEST.
Alternatively, you can join an existing COST network.
Participation in COST Actions has led to significant results and follow-up in terms of the number of proposals submitted for EU collaborative research grants, with a success rate which more than triple the average success rates for these programmes (37% success rate).
See more information here: https://www.cost.eu/
Or sign up for the Online Info Day EU COST Actions on the 24th of May