What are ITC Conference Grants?

ICT Conference Grants are aimed at supporting young researchers from participating ITC to attend international science and technology related conferences and event on the topic of the Action that are not organised by the COST Action.

Who can apply?

Conference Grants are exclusively reserved for PhD students, PhD candidates, and ECI’s with a primary affiliation in an institution located in a participating Inclusiveness Target Country (ITC) in the Action.

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. To consult the participating ITC in HyperChildNET, click in here.

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.

Financial support to be provided

COST support contributes to the overall travel, accommodation and meal expenses of the selected Grantee.

All details regarding the eligible expenses and grants will be defined soon.

How to apply?

Guidelines on the application process will be provided soon.

For more information, you can contact:

Prof Giacomo Simonetti

Pediatric Institute of Southern Switzerland

ITC CG Coordinator

Prof Empar Lurbe 

Universidad de Valencia (ES)

Action Chair