COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, allowing the coordination of nationally-funded research on a European level. COST does not fund research itself, but aims to coordinate national research activities across ten or twelve countries. COST is a unique means for European researchers to jointly develop their own ideas and new initiatives across all scientific disciplines through trans-European networking of nationally funded research activities. It supports networking activities such as meetings, conferences, short-term scientific exchanges, training schools, publications and outreach activities. More information on COST.
Process towards preliminary COST proposal
The first phase in creating the proposal is to join EMI’s consortium, share your current research projects with EMI and participate in writing a preliminary proposal that provides an overview of the proposed COST action's goal and its foreseen impact. The deadline for this preliminary proposal is Friday the 29th of March 2013. After assessment by COST, approximately 80 of these preliminary proposals are selected for the second phase. Successful applicants are then invited to submit a full proposal (deadline July 2013). If the proposal is a success, partners will fulfil an important role in the follow-up phase of the project. The COST-action will start in October 2013 and will run for 4 years.
So, join the consortium and benefit form a broad European movement. Do not hesitate to contact Marloes Hoogerbrugge if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing whether you would like to be involved in our COST initiative. Please do not hesitate to inform other researchers who might be interested in this initiative as well.