COST: Open Call


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology

Programme Description

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

Programme Details


COST: Open Call


COST provides networking opportunities for researchers and innovators in order to strengthen Europe’s capacity to address scientific, technological and societal challenges. Therefore, proposals aim to contribute to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe to close the gap between science, policy makers and society throughout Europe and beyond. 

Detailed Call Description

COST has identified three strategic priorities:

  • promoting and spreading excellence,
  • fostering interdisciplinary research for breakthrough science
  • empowering and retaining young researchers and innovators.

COST implements its mission by funding bottom-up, excellencedriven, open and inclusive networks for peaceful purposes in all areas of science and technology.

Proposals should reflect the main characteristics of COST Actions, namely providing for knowledge sharing, creation and application, being open and output-oriented while aiming at strengthening the scientific and technological basis of the proposed topic(s). Proposals should also respond to the COST Excellence and Inclusiveness policy, which aims to provide collaboration opportunities to all researchers and innovators in COST countries, encourage participation among young talents and next generation leaders, in particular promoting working opportunities for early career investigators, and ensure gender balance, paving the way towards breakthrough developments and innovations.

Proposals for a COST Action must represent a network composed of proposers from at least seven COST Members1 amongst which a minimum number shall be from COST Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC). 

Call Total Budget


Thematic Categories

  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Research and Innovation Foundation
29a Andrea Michalakopoulou, 1075 Nicosia
P.O.Box 23422, 1683 Nicosia
Phone Number: +357 22205000
Email Address:

Contact Persons:
Ms Katerina Karakasidou
Scientific Officer
Contact Phone: +357 22 205 036
Contact Email:

Dr Kalypso Sepou
Head of European Programmes Department
Contact Phone: +357 22 205066
Contact Email:

EU Contact Point

COST Association
Avenue du Boulevard – Bolwerklaan 21
1210 Brussels, Belgium
Contact Phone: +32 2 533 38 00
General Enquiries:
Open Calls Enquiries:
e-COST: Helpdesk