European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)


European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) is an EU-funded programme that enables researchers to set up their interdisciplinary research networks in Europe and beyond. It provide funds for organising conferences, meetings, training schools, short scientific exchanges or other networking activities in a wide range of scientific topics.

The programme allows researchers to develop their own ideas and new initiatives across all fields in science and technology, including social sciences and humanities, through pan-European networking of nationally funded research activities.

The COST Member States include the 28 EU Member States, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Iceland, Montenegro, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.


COST Seed Funding – The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) is able to provide seed funding for the travel costs of South African researchers traveling to Europe.

2020-09-19 – Cost  Action Surveys  Participants in recently concluded COST Actions are invited to participate in a survey. Read more at the following link:

2021_05-05 – Cost Newsletter April 2021 – Click here to view the online version of the COST Newsletter for April 2021