COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology

Submission deadline


The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) entrusted the SNSF with the operational management of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) as of 1 January 2017. The first call for research projects related to COST Actions will be launched on 27 March 2017.

COST promotes Europe-wide scientific cooperation and coordination between various national research activities. It operates by means of networks, known as COST Actions. The research activities of at least seven countries are coordinated in these networks.

The aim of the SNSF call is to support young researchers (PhD/doctorate and postdocs, or researchers with comparable qualifications) who wish to participate in a COST Action to boost scientific cooperation and develop extensive networks across Europe.

Projects submitted in response to this call must be conducted within the scope of a COST Action listed in Annex 1 of the call document (please follow link below). The SNSF will support selected projects for a maximum of four years. Employees' salaries and any materials directly linked to the project will be covered by the grant.