First ever COST Connect on advancing gender equality in research and innovation discusses how to accelerate progress

We would like to share with you this article on a recent COST Connect meeting on advancing gender equality, in which our COST Action took part:

We think it was a useful meeting and we hope you will find some interesting information and inspiration to pursue activities for advancing gender equality.

There is also a video commissioned by the COST Association for the 2021 International Day of Women and Girls in Science with our gender balance advisor (Prof. Ruth Oulton):

Please also find the slides of our presentation at the COST Connect meeting, which summarizes our activities on advancing gender equality.

Support for open access publications

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 and the publication acknowledges the COST Action NQO. The aim is to support the dissemination of scientific results originating from the COST Action. Please note that depending on the number of requests, we may not be able to fully cover your publication charges. Please follow the guidelines for how to apply for financial support.
*It is assumed that the authors are members of the COST Action (at least one per COST Country).


ITC Conference Grants

With extra funding from the COST Association, allocated for ITC Conference Grants, we can support researchers from inclusiveness target countries (ITC) who would like to attend international conferences: Members from ITC countries are encouraged to apply. Please find the user guide for applying here.

Nanoscale Quantum Optics Brochure

We would like to announce the publication of our Impact brochure The big implications of quantum optics at the nanoscale.

New Call for STSM

We would like to encourage you to send your applications by December 5th.

Please note that the STSM should start after January 1st and end before April 15th, 2017.

Please find more information on how to sign up for Short Term Scientific Missions in the Guidelines.

Roadmap for Quantum Information on a Chip released

A roadmap for Quantum Information on a Chip has been released based on the Workshop held in Padova on October 12-14, 2015. The event involved US and European scientist supported by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and it was co-organised by Prof Paolo Villoresi (University of Padova and MC Member for Italy).

COST MP1403 – Quantum Nanophotonics

On April 30, 2016, the Management Committee of the COST Action MP1403 has submitted a discussion to the FET Proactive Consultation –

COST Action website online

Dear guests,

we are proud to announce the publication of our new COST dedicated website !