The huge response to the first COST open call has exceeded all expectations. Until the collection date on 31st May 824 proposals for scientific networks have been transmitted from the various scientific disciplines and member countries.
The COST Office announces that its first Open Call has had a first ‘deadline’ yesterday with a great success. A high number of scientists submitted their proposals from the various scientific domains. A huge demand is addressing the Domains ‘Individuals, Society, Culture and Health’ with 148 proposals and ‘Earth System Science and Environmental Management’ with 113 proposals. The highest response came from the big member countries Germany (112) and Italy (104). Also the non EU member countries have contributed stronger than in the past to this Open Call. Given the high number of proposals the evaluation process will be difficult. Only a limited number of full proposals will be invited by 30 June 2006 for submis-sion by 15 September 2006.
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