What is a COST Action?

COST is the longest-running European framework supporting trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across Europe.

It is a unique means for them to jointly 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.


How can I join this COST Action?

To apply to join this COST Action, please fill in this form MP1403_Action_application

And email it as an attachment to . Your application will be reviewed and a reply sent to you by email.

We would like to encourage you to participate in our meetings and activities.

Where can I find information about this COST Action?

See the documents section of this site.

How can I exchange information within the COST Action?

You are welcome to join the new mailing list – – where we continue to share information about nanoscale quantum optics. If you are interested, you can subscribe to the new mailing list via this link: https://www.listserv.dfn.de/sympa/subscribe/cost-nqo

How do I submit my travel reimbursement request?

You may find this step-by-step guide helpful when submitting your travel reimbursement request.


How to acknowledge the COST Action in scientific publications?

The COST Association recommends the following text “This article is based upon work from COST Action MP1403 “Nanoscale Quantum Optics,” supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).”

Please follow this link (www.cost.eu/download/guidelines_action_dissemination_results_outcomes) for further information.

How can I submit an application request for an ITC Conference Grant?

Please find the user guide for applying to such grants here: inclusiveness_target_countries_conference_userguide

How do I apply for financial support for open access publications?

As announced a few months ago, we have the possibility to support open access publications, provided that:

– The authors are from at least 3 COST Countries

– The publication is open access

– The publication acknowledges the COST Action NQO

It is assumed that the authors are members of the COST Action (at least one per COST Country), because the aim is to support the dissemination of scientific results originating from the COST Action.

It is possible that we will not be able to fully cover your publication charges. That depends on the number of requests and on the total amount.

If you fulfill these conditions and would like to receive financial support, please send a copy of the invoice and of the paper by the end of September to  .