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Other health funding 

Occasionally the European Commission publishes funding opportunities relevant to the NHS through other programmes

Reaching outAs and when the EU Institutions publish EU funding calls from other funding programmes which we think are relevant to the NHS, we will highlight them on this webpage.

European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)

Researchers across Europe have an opportunity to attract EU funding for pan-European research networks through the COST initiative

COST is an inter-governmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, which supports the coordination of nationally-funded research at a European level. It does not fund research itself, but provides a platform for European scientists to cooperate on a particular project and exchange expertise. These projects are called "Actions".

There are 9 domains within COST, they include:

  • Biomedicine and molecular biosciences
  • Materials, physics and Nanosciences
  • Individuals, Societies, Culture and Health
  • Information and Communication Technologies

COST has an annual budget of €1.5 billion and operates on a continual open call basis in order to attract the best proposals.

Calls for proposals to support the development of comprehensive active ageing strategies - call now closed

The deadline for submitting applications to the call for proposals to provide financial support to Member State national public authorities willing to engage in the development and implementation of comprehensive strategies for active ageing, has now passed.

Work on the strategies is expected to start in January 2014.

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is €2m, with individual grants expected to be between €100,000 and €500,000.

For more information on any of these funding calls, please contact  


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