ITC* Conference Grants – Eligibility
From the Vademecum:
The following eligibility criteria apply:
01. Conference Grants are exclusively reserved for PhD students, PhD candidates and ECI’s ** with a primary affiliation in an institution located in an ITC participating in the Action.
02. The applicant must make an oral/poster presentation at the conference in question and must be listed in the official event/conference program. 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 *** .
03. The participation of each applicant must be pre-approved by the Action MC.
* Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, the North Republic of Macedonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey
** An individual who is within a time span of up to 8 years from the date they obtained their PhD/doctorate (full-time equivalent).
*** Any COST Action communication tool (e.g. publications, PowerPoints, etc.) must integrate a reference to the COST programme and acknowledge the support of EU funding, as indicated in: https://www.cost.eu/visual-identity/. All outputs generated by a COST Action resulting from the Action’s scientific and networking activities must display the correct COST logo and its placement according to the visual identity guidelines as presented in the COST Brand Book (link to website page https://www.cost.eu/visual-identity/). In addition, there must be the EU emblem with accompanying sentence.
In ERNEST: Two ECI from ITC per Grant Period (May 1-April 30) will be enabled to attend well-established international research conferences and present their work in the form of a poster or oral presentation. For Grant Period 1 (2019/2020), a maximal amount of €850 will be awarded per grant, which is NOT intended to cover all expenses. In order to attend their conference of choice, applicants must cover additional expenses from resources other than ERNEST.