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Open Call for COST Actions


COST aims to enable breakthrough scientific developments leading to new concepts and products. It thereby contributes to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation capacities.

In order to achieve its mission and goal, COST has identified a set of objectives aiming at supporting high quality, collaborative networks in all fields of science and technology, while focusing on existing but less prevailing areas allowing to increase COST overall impact:

  • Joining research efforts and developing common S&T programmes by coordinating nationally funded research activities led by pan-European, high quality, collaborative S&T networks.

  • Building capacity by providing networking and leadership opportunities for emerging talents and thereby strengthening and building up excellent S&T communities.

  • Addressing Societal Questions by promoting transdisciplinary, new approaches and topics and identifying early warning signals of unforeseen societal problems aiming to contribute to Societal Challenges.

  • Strengthening COST Inclusiveness Policy by fostering better access and integration of less research-intensive countries’ researchers to the knowledge hubs of the European Research Area aiming at contributing to the Widening Pillar of Horizon 2020.


Application date
4 years
European Union
Social sciences
Required post-doc experience
Between 0 and 99 years