Open Calls

GP2 - Expression of interests to host ITC Conference Grants

  • Grant Period Start
    May 01, 2020
  • Grant Period End
    February 28, 2021

Dear member of COST Action 18101 – SOURDOMICS:

We are pleased to inform you about the Conference Grants for Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) (ITC Conference Grants). Eligibility for the ITC Conference Grants and reimbursement scheme are described in the COST Vademecum. This call will be CONTINUOUSLY OPEN, with collection dates in:

  • 30 June 2020 (ended)
  • 30 September 2020
  • 30 November 2020
  • 28 February 2021

The first call received many applications and in some Working Groups the number of candidatures largely exceed the number of places. The previous non-selected candidates will be kept always in the data collections and further revaluated.

WE ARE ALSO KEEPING CONTINUOUSLY OPEN THE EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO HOST TRAINING SCHOOLS (TS’s) AND SHORT-TERM SCIENTIFIC MISSIONS (STSM’s).

According to the Work and Budget Plan (WBP) in GP2 were considered 4 Conference Grants for Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) (ITC Conference Grants). These grants help to support travel, accommodation, subsistence and conference fee expenses for attendance at International conference (congress, symposium, seminar, workshop, etc) with a poster and/or oral presentation per granted.

COST supports does not necessarily cover all the expenses. In GP2 the average ITC Conference Grants are of 1502 € each, distributed by subsistence (602 €), travel (500 €) and conference fee (400 €). More information in the WBP-GP2 (see Repository). Due to management reasons, this networking tool should happen until February/March 2021. The selected members will also have the opportunity to participate actively in a set of complementary activities of SOURDOMICS.

Before apply to any STSM, TS or ITC Conference Grant get informed about all COST rules and policies in the COST Vademecum. It is also recommended to check carefully the information made available in previous GP’s (Open Calls, Internal Guidelines, Selection Criteria). According to the COST rules, acknowledgements are mandatory and only after receive the Official Invitation by the Administrator the selected candidates become eligible for reimbursements. To apply, fill the form and submit the candidature to the Coordinator.

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