Funding opportunity! ITC Conference Grants call
We encourage applications for "Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) Conference Grants". Please see below relevant dates:
Call for "Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) Conference Grants"
Applications: 30.05.2021 – 01.10.2021
Conference dates: by 31.10.2021
"Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) Conference Grants"
A Conference Grant is a fixed financial contribution that considers the applicant's budget request. Conference Grants do not necessarily cover all the expenses related to participating in each conference.
For this call, we will support specifically online conferences. In this case, the registration fees of the selected Grantee can be covered (see COST Vademecum Section 9).
The applicant must be a PhD Student or an Early Career Investigator (ECI).
The applicant's primary affiliation must be in an Institution located in a participating Inclusiveness Target Country (ITC). The ITCs are as follows: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey.
Conferences, meetings, and other activities organized by the SENSECO COST Action are not eligible for funding.
The applicant must make an oral/poster presentation at the conference in question and be listed in the official event/conference program. The main subject of the oral/poster presentation at the approved conference must be on the topic of the SENSECO COST Action and must acknowledge SENSECO COST Action for support (see COST Vademecum Section 11). For the acknowledgement to COST, the following format should always be used: "Work carried out in the frame of the COST-Action "Optical synergies for spatiotemporal SENsing of Scalable ECOphysiological traits" (SENSECO, ref. CA17134) funded by the European Commission."
Ideally, the application should be submitted at least 14 days before the conference start date.
How to apply
Applicants must read carefully the rules detailed in COST Vademecum (Section 9).
Applicants must register for an e-COST profile at https://e-services.cost.eu/.
Applicants must fill in and submit the ITC application form in the e-COST platform.
The following documents are required:
-a short description of involvement in the COST Action SENSECO,
-an acceptance letter from the conference organizers stating that the abstract has been accepted as an oral/poster presentation,
-the abstract submitted to the conference.
The ITC Conference Grant Committee will assess the applications, which will perform the scientific and budgetary assessment of the applications.
The Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within two weeks after the deadline.
The Grantee has 30 calendar days from the end date of the conference and not later than 31.10.2021 to submit a scientific report to e-COST.
Payment of the Grant is subject to the submitted scientific report being approved by the ITC Conference Manager.
Failure to submit the scientific report within 30 calendar days from the end date of the conference will effectively cancel the Grant.
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