Cost Action groups can be time-consuming to set up but the payoff is worth it
The European Cooperation in Science and Technology, or Cost, is an EU funding organisation that sets up research networks across Europe, known as Cost Actions. These groups bring people from academia and industry together to explore an idea in science and technology.
The groups work together for four years. Unlike many other EU-funded projects, Cost Actions are open throughout the lifespan of the project, meaning new members can join at any time. For those who want to propose a new Cost Action group, the next deadline is 20 October.