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COST - European CO-operation in Scientific and Technical Research

Agreement to foster South Africa - COST interactions

The Department of Science and Technology has designated ESASTAP Plus to be the implementing agent for the South Africa - COST Reciprocal Agreement. COST is Europe's oldest science and technology networking programme, and under the Reciprocal Agreement, COST will avail funding for European researchers to undertake short-term scientific missions to South Africa, whilst ESASTAP Plus will avail funding to South African researchers undertaking such missions to Europe.


The Department of Science and Technology is able to provide seed funding for the travel costs of South African researchers traveling to Europe. Find out more about COST seed funding.


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