News archive - Call for Proposals: COST Open Call - collection date September 2008

September 26, 2008 is the next collection date for Preliminary Proposals - as with previous successful collection dates this continuous call is thematically open. COST (European COoperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research) invites proposals for Actions contributing to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal development of Europe. Proposals playing a precursor role for other European programmes and/or initiated by early-stage researchers are especially welcome.

Proposers are invited to locate their proposal in one of the nine scientific domains. Interdisciplinary proposals not fitting readily into a single Domain are also welcome under the form of Trans-Domain Proposals (TDPs).

9 Scientific domains are:

  • Biomedicine and Molecular Bioscience
  • 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, Physical and Nanosciences
  • Transport and Urban Development

All proposals are assessed in two stages. Preliminary Proposals, consisting of a brief overview and an impact description (maximum 1500 words/3 pages), are checked for eligibility first and, when eligible, assessed by the relevant Domain Committee against the published criteria.The top ranked Preliminary Proposals are then invited to submit a Full Proposal which is peer reviewed according to the published assessment criteria. The time between the collection date and the proposal for approval of the best Full Proposals by the COST CSO is approximately 6 months.

Full information on the open call is available on which also gives access to the online submission template.

Source: COST

Entry created by Elke Dall on May 16, 2008
Modified on May 16, 2008