European Science Foundation - Calls for Proposals
For information on ESF Research Networking and Conference Programmes see the European Science Foundation website.
European Co-operation in Scientific and Technical Research
COST has a very specific mission and goal. It contributes to reducing the fragmentation in European research investments and opening the European Research Area to cooperation worldwide.
As a precursor of advanced multidisciplinary research, COST plays a very important role in building a European Research Area (ERA). It anticipates and complements the activities of the EU Framework Programmes, constituting a “bridge” towards the scientific communities of emerging countries. It also increases the mobility of researchers across Europe and fosters the establishment of scientific excellence in the nine key domains:
In addition, Trans-Domain Proposals allow for broad, multidisciplinary proposals to strike across the nine scientific domains.
Irish marine researchers are currently involved in the COST SPLASHCOS (Discovering Europe's Submerged Prehistoric Landscapes) Project.
For further information contact:
COST National Coordinator,
Dublin 9, Ireland
Email: Rita Ward