Posted: August 4, 2010

COST announces new dates for Open Call

(Nanowerk News) COST, the European Cooperation in Science and Technology, invites researchers throughout Europe to submit proposals for research networks and use this unique opportunity to exchange knowledge and to embark on new European perspectives. A continuous Open Call for Proposals is used to attract the best proposals for new COST Actions.
The Open Call follows a two-stage process whereby applicants, after registering, submit a preliminary proposal by a set collection date. This preliminary proposal provides an overview of proposed Action's goal and its foreseen impact. After assessment, approximately 80 of these preliminary proposals are selected for the second phase. Successful applicants are then invited to submit a full proposal.
Each collection date is announced in the Official Journal of the European Union. The latest announcement is dated 15 July 2010.
What does COST fund?
The support will cover the costs of networking activities such as meetings (e.g. travel, subsistence, local organiser support), conferences, workshops, short-term scientific exchanges, training schools, publications and dissemination activities. COST does not fund the research itself.
The FAQ section also answers Open Call specific questions.
Next collection date
24 September 2010 at 17:00 Brussels time.
Collection dates 2011
25 March 2011 and 30 September 2011 at 17:00 Brussels time.
Das Forschungsergebnis wurde in der Fachzeitschrift Nano Letters veröffentlicht.
Source: COST