On 25 May 2021 the European Cooperation in Science and Technology informed about funding 40 successful COST Actions, which will start in the Autumn of 2021. COST provided with figures: 20 % of main proposers are early-career investigator, 45% of main proposers are women. Regarding the topics, the actions are multidisciplinary, 43% of all Actions cover at least two OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) fields of science and technology, while 13% cover at least three fields. Life sciences are the most represented (45% of projects), engineering and technology cover 40% of projects, medicine and health 25%, social sciences 23%, agricultural sciences 18% and humanities 8% of projects. 75% of the proposals feature participants from SMEs and industry and 73% of the future networks have attracted participants from all over the world. On 23 June 2021, COST Actions and their Memorandum of Understanding will be available on the COST website and first Management Committee meetings will start between September and October 2021.
Source of information: COST website.