COST CA18202 Call for ITC Conference Grant Applications for the Third Grant Period

Purpose: ITC Conference Grants are aimed at supporting ECI and PhD students from Participating ITC to attend international science and technology related conferences, event or activity on the topic of the Action that are not organized by the COST Action. For further details, please read the ITC Conference Grant Call and the COST Vademecum.

Eligibility criteria: Conference Grants are exclusively reserved to Young Researchers and Innovators (PhD students, PhD candidates, and ECI’s) with a primary affiliation in an institution located in an ITC/NNC member of NECTAR COST Action CA18202. • The applicant shall make an oral/poster presentation at the conference in question that shall be listed in the official event/conference program. The main subject of the oral presentation / poster presentation / speech at the approved conference shall be on the topic of the NECTAR COST Action CA18202 and shall acknowledge COST as recommended in COST visual identity. Specifically, for NECTAR COST Action CA18202 acknowledgements, please contact SCM for additional information and check NECTAR acknowledgement guides.

Additionally: The priority is always given to applications that are related to currently ongoing Working Groups, submitted by the WG members, and endorsed by the WG leaders. • The priority is given to Conferences in presence. • In order to ensure proper distribution of funds and a more efficient dissemination, NECTAR COST Action CA18202 will not grant more than one person (especially from the same Institution/Country) for a single conference. • ITC grantees should make their own arrangements for all provisions related to personal security, health, taxation,social security and pension matters..

Funding: An ITC 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). ITC Conference Grants do not necessarily cover all the expenses related to participating in a given conference. • An ITC Conference Grant is a contribution to the overall travel, accommodation and meal expenses of the selected Grantee. • The contribution for each Conference Grant will be up to a maximum of EUR 1250 per grant. • Multiple applications to several Actions by the same person to attend the same conference is strictly forbidden and may lead to the cancellation of the grant. • The amount granted to each individual ITC will be determined during the evaluation process by ITC Coordinator and may be subjected to negotiation with the applicant(s) before approval.

April 30th, 2022: deadline for submission of ITC CG Applications
Before May 15th, 2022: notification of selected ITC Granted
October 15th, 2022: deadline for the end of Conference

Questions/Inquiries: Detailed information may be found here. To get full information about the application procedure and eligibility criteria, please contact Prof. Emel Yildiz - ITC Coordinator ( or Sofia Gama - Action vice-chair (

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