When issuing the latest dispatch on the promotion of education, research and innovation 2017-2020, the Swiss government entrusted the SNSF with the operational management of COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). COST is an intergovernmental and pan-European network for the coordination of research activities.
The SNSF will therefore be responsible for all COST-related matters as of 1 January 2017.
Given the approval of the Swiss parliament, funding will be made available for Swiss participation in COST Actions also in 2017-2020. The operational tasks carried out by the SERI until now will be taken over by the SNSF as of 1 January 2017; they include organising participation in COST Actions, calls for proposals for project funding and supervision of ongoing projects.
The details of the transfer of responsibilities and any resultant changes will be communicated by the SERI and the SNSF in good time.
Updated information will be available at the following link:
SERI: COST, European Cooperation in Science and Technology