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ITC conference grant for Early Career Investigators

Conference grant for an Action participant from an ITC country, in a well-known conference directly related to the Action topics.


The grantee will give an oral presentation about the WECANet COST Action, and will write an abstract and a full paper (co-authored by other Action participants) which will be included in the conference proceedings.

Background conference grants

ITC Conference grants aim to help PhD students and early-career investigators (ECI) from participating Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) to attend international science and technology related conferences that are not specifically organised by WECANet. Potential applicants must bear in mind the following restrictions before considering their own application:

  • Applicants must be registered participants of WECANet
    Only participants from institutions situated in ITC countries are eligible for this grant: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey

  • Applicants must either be PhD student or Early Career Investigator (ECI). The applicant must be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD Student or postdoctoral fellow

  • The application must be submitted at least 45 days before the conference start date

  • The application process must include an acceptance letter from the conference organisers (confirming either a speaking slot or a poster presentation). The applicant’s contribution must be related to the objectives of WECANet, and must be listed in the official event/conference program.

Financial support

A 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).

Conference Grants do not necessarily cover all of 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.​

How to apply? 

Detailed information on participants’ eligibility, evaluation and selection, financial support, and grant payment procedures can be found in Section 9 of the COST Vademecum.

Currently, no applications for the ITC grant offered by WECANet are open. 


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