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COST Grant for connecting EU researchers

COST (Cooperation in Science and Technology) provides funding on a European level and is meant to promote European scientific cooperation and coordination. With this grant the EU aims to accelerate the development of scientific research. Through better coordination and cooperation, fragmentation of European scientific research is prevented and duplication is avoided.

COST is interesting for research institutions and businesses for several reasons.

Businesses and organisations from a minimum of five European countries must participate in a new network to be eligible. The grant pays for the costs related to the coordination, cooperation and distribution of scientific knowledge. The network can be financed for a maximum of four years, with an average grant of 130,000 Euro a year.

By expanding their knowledge and their European network, research institutions and businesses immediately benefit from the COST programme. Tech companies use COST to promote the implementation of their technology in other technological areas. In addition, COST networks are an important instrument for obtaining access to European policy makers, thus providing the opportunity to strategically influence the future European research and policy agenda.

Want to know more about COST?

Are you a researcher at an innovative company or research institution? Then you can take advantage of one of the application rounds organised annually in March and September by the European Science Foundation. All scientific domains are eligible for this grant.