ITC Grants Call: conference must complete by 30 September 2021.
Proposals from those who have attended a MW-Gaia Workshop or School are especially welcome.
Inclusiveness Target Country (ITC) Conference Grants support PhD students and Early Career researchers from participating ITCs to attend international conferences in the thematic domain of the Action.
The applicant must be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD researcher at an institution located in a COST Inclusiveness Target Country.
ITC Conference Grants need to contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action. ITC Conference Grants are exclusively reserved for PhD students, PhD candidates, and Early-Career Investigators (ECIs, less than 8 years from the PhD degree) with a primary affiliation in an institution located in an ITC participating in the Action. The applicant is required to make an oral/poster presentation at the conference in question and be listed in the official event/conference programme.
ITC Conference grant applications can be submitted continuously, although they will only be assessed at fixed collection at the end of each calendar month. Within each grant period, the ITC Conference attended needs to be completed by the end of September 2021.
Please contact the ITC coordinator Ivanka Stateva, if you have questions (see contact us).
Any MW-Gaia member who is a PhD student or an Early Career Investigator (or ECI, defined by COST as an individual who is 8 years post-PhD), is an active Working Group member, and is affiliated with an institution located in an ITC country participating in the Action can submit a request for an ITC Conference Grant.
Applications can be submitted at any time, but are only reviewed at the end of each calendar month (Exception: Opening call evaluation deadline is Fri 9 April 2021). Applicants are advised to submit their application in good time. In exceptional circumstance applications submitted at least 30 calendar days before the conference start date will be considered.
The applicant is expected to 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 MW-Gaia Action and must acknowledge COST funding.
Grant applications must be approved by the ITC Conference Manager.
The following funding conditions apply and must be respected:
Finally: the application procedure is more straightforward than it might at first seem. Do remember to contact a Working Group lead to get their support. We look forward to receiving your applications!
Please check your eligibility in Section 9.1 of the COST Vademecum at http://www.cost.eu/download/COSTVademecum
Applications will be assessed against the objectives of MW-Gaia.
One day and 15 days after the end of the participation in the conference, the grantee receives a reminder to upload the scientific report.
The deadline to submit the last supporting document is 30 days from the end of the participation in the conference. The submission of the report is mandatory, failure to comply will result in cancellation of the Grant. Late submission, beyond the deadline, can also lead to the cancellation of the Grant.
A scientific report template is available on-line.
The grantee must complete this template and save it in pdf before uploading it on e-COST.
See Vademecum, section 9.3.
For all the other rules, regulations, and procedures, applicants should refer to the COST Vademecum:
For information on COST and Covid-19 - see https://www.cost.eu/who-we-are/about-cost/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-actions/.
Because of the ongoing issues concerning travel restrictions, that can change at short notice, cancellation insurance is recommended (this is an eligible expense).
Page last updated: NAW: 20210323
The ITC Conference Grant Call is an OPEN call. Proposals will be reviewed in the first week of every month based on proposals received by the last day of each month (Exception for opening call - deadline 9 April 2021).