Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) Conference Grants

Purpose of ITC Conference Grants

Conference Grants are aimed at supporting young researchers from participating ITC to attend international science and technology related conferences not specifically organised by the COST Action.

The applicant must make an oral / poster presentation at the conference in question and must be listed in the official event / conference programme. The main subject of the oral presentation / poster presentation / speech at the approved conference must be on the topic of the Action and must acknowledge COST (see Section 9 of COST Vademecum).

An applicant can be considered as being an ECI when the time that has elapsed between the award date of the applicants PhD and the date of the applicants first involvement in the COST Action 15214 does not exceed 8 years. PhD students are also eligible to partake in STSMs.

Specific information concerning ITC

The application must be submited at least 45 days before the conference start date.

The financial support ITC

A Conference Grant is a fixed financial contribution which takes into consideration the budget request of the applicant and the outcome of the evaluation of the application by the delegated person(s). Conference Grants do not necessarily cover all of the expenses related to participating in a given conference. A Conference Grant is a contribution to the overall travel, accommodation and meal expenses of the selected Grantee.


Conference Grants are exclusively reserved for PhD students and ECI’s with a primary affiliation in an institution located in an ITC. The following countries are considered ITC:

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey.

If you are interested in, please follow this link.

ITC USER GUIDE (pdf file)

COST Vademecum (pdf file)


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