Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of the Cosmos


Key facts on ChETEC Action

Key facts:

Action code: CA16117
Name: "Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of the Cosmos" (ChETEC)
Approval date: 24 October 2016
Start date: Wed April 5 2017 (date of kick-off meeting)
Date of first kick-off meeting: Wed April 5 2017 in Brussels at COST Action building
Duration: October 4 2021 (4.5 years from kick-off meeting following successful 6-month extension)
Grant periods: from May 1 until end of April following year (currently in year 4)
Budget: roughly EURO 150k per grant period (to be reviewed each year)

Official web page on COST Association website:

Action website:

Memorandum of Understanding: available for download here.

Note: ChETEC is meant to be pronounced as "ketek", i.e. ch and c pronounced as a k. The end sounds like technology to highlight the fact that we are creating a link between academia and the industry.

Acknowledgements for journal papers: “This article is based upon work from the “ChETEC” COST Action (CA16117), supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)”. (make sure to use the code CA16117 if you modify the acknowledgements sentence).