A 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). Conference Grants do not necessarily cover all the expenses related to participating in a given conference. A Conference Grant is a contribution to the overall travel, accommodation and meal expenses of the selected Grantee.
Within 30 days after the end of the Conference.
If the Conference ends later than 1/10/23, then the report should be submitted within 10 days.
Contribution to Action objectives and realistic budget planning are the major criteria for the application ranking. Gender, geography, age (e.g. Young Researcher, defined by COST as <40 years of age), and qualifications of the applicant will be taken into consideration when evaluating the proposals. Applications should be in line with the Action objectives and scientific activities as stated in COST Action CA20214 Memorandum of Understanding (https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA20124/)
Call open: 30th March 2023 to 15th September 2023
Applications should be submitted according to the procedure detailed below:
Ranking criteria will include assessment of:
The evaluation of ITC Conference Grant applications and selection of ITC Grantees is performed by the Action’s Grant Awarding Coordinator and AI-4-NICU Grant Evaluation Committee, on behalf of the Management Committee (MC) of the AI-4-NICU COST Action.
Application, approval, and payment procedures are managed through the e-COST portal.
After the Conference: Immediately after the completion of Conference (within 30 days after the end date of the Conference, or within 10 days after the end date if end date is later than 1/10/23), the Grantee is required to upload a scientific report to the e-COST platform (applicant is notified) and the host approval containing:
Applicants need to be a PhD students and early-career investigators (individuals <40 years old) from participating: