ITC Conference Grants

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ITC Conference Grants

Inclusiveness Target Country (ITC) Conference Grants

ITC Conference Grants provide financial support for participation in high-level conferences organised by third parties.

Grant Applicants are Action participants under the age of 40 affiliated in an Inclusiveness Target Country or a Near Neighbour Country.

Aims

Present Applicant own work (poster/oral presentation) related to the Action, establish new contacts for future collaborations.

The maximum amount per grant is EUR 2000 for face-to-face conferences and EUR 500 for virtual conferences.

Covered costs: contribution for travelling, accommodation and subsistence expenses, registration fees, printing of scientific poster and overall effort.

Procedure for ITC Conference Grant application

Applicants are encouraged before starting the procedure to carefully read the rules detailed in Annotated Rules for COST Actions and the Grant Awarding user guide.

The Applicants create an application by logging into e-cost, clicking on the Grant Applications tab and selecting “ITC Conference grant”.

After encoding the Grant application form by filling all the sections, the applicant will need to upload the required supporting documentation in the e-COST:

The application will be assessed after the collection date indicated in the open call by the Grant Awarding Coordinator and Committee on behalf of the MC and according to the following criteria related to the proposed participation:

Important

All the communication tools (e.g. oral/poster presentation) granted by the Action need to acknowledge COST as the funding source by using the logos of ParAqua, EU and COST. Wrong or incomplete aknowlegment of the funding souce may entail not eligibility for refunding.

Funding should be acknowledged as follows: Participation to this conference has been funded by the EU COST Action CA20125 – “Applications for zoosporic parasites in aquatic systems” through an ITC Conference Grant”

Grantees will be required to write a short report of their experience to be published in the newsletter and to contribute with content (posts, pictures, short videos…) for the Action social media.

Affter the Conference

The grantee submits the required documentation in e-COST within 30 days after the end date of the activity or 15 days after the end of the Grant Period. To facilitate the administration of the grant payment, we strongly recommend to finish the activities within 30 days of the end of the Grant Period.

Supporting documentation to be uploaded in the e-COST: 

Failure in submitting the required documents within the set timeframe may cancel the Grant.

Payment of the Grant

The Grant Awarding Coordinator will verify the validity and content of the reportand all the required documents. The Grant Awarding Coommittee will review and approve/reject the report on behalf of the MC.

If rejected, a justification is required and its content will be included in the e-notification to the grantee, who is asked to revise and re-submit the report.

Once the report is approved and all supporting documents are submitted the Grant Holder pays the Grant.

The complete Grant Awarding System Action document is consultable on the webite repository

Find the other Grants & Open Calls

STSM (Short-Term Scientific Mission) is a visit of a host organization located in a different country than the country of applicant’s affiliation with the aim to carry out specific work during a determined period of time.
Financial support for participation in high-level conferences organised by third parties to give an oral presentation to promote the Action. Grant Applicants are Action participants.
Financial support to assess and implement a strategy for virtual activities inside the network in order to achieve the objectives of the Action. For examples of possible VNS activities, please see the Annotated Rules for COST Actions.
Financial support as a contribution to cover eligible expenses carried out to organise an approved COST Action event. Both the LO and GH shall follow their national and institutional financial and legal rules. Please refer to the Annotated Rules and the Action participation Compendium for the list of expenses eligible to be covered by the grant.
The complete Grant Awarding System Action document and open call are consultable on the website repository. We welcome manifestations of interest for Local Organisers for events for the next Grant Period.