On May 18th we received a mail from the COST-office informing us that we are invited to submit a full proposal to COST. We are invited to submit a full proposal as one of 79 out of a total number of 411 preliminary applications. In the end roughly a third of the 79 final applications will be eligible for funding. Thus it seems we now have about 30% chance of receiving funding for out initiative.
The deadline for the full proposal is the 27th of July. We have to take into account at least one week to get the final text proofread by a corrector. So, if we use July 20th as an internal deadline, we have just about seven weeks to get the full proposal into shape. Which actually is not that much, given the amount of information the COST office wants us to compile. It seems we have precious little time to waist.