Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) Grants

What are ITC Conference Grants?

ITC Conference Grants can support Early Career Investigators (ECI) and PhD students to attend an international scientific conference which covers topics of the COST Action INTEGRAPE. The grant provides a fixed financial contribution towards travel, accommodation and meal expenses, which does not necessarily cover all expenses. Conferences, meetings and other activities organized by COST Action INTEGRAPE are not eligible.

Applicants must participate at the conference with an oral or poster presentation and must be listed in the official event/conference program. The main subject of presentation at the approved conference must be in relation to the objectives of the COST-Action INTEGRAPE and the support of the COST Action must be acknowledged.

Update: INTEGRAPE can fund your virtual attendance at the conference of your choice!

Open Calls

The ITC Conference Grants call is OPEN

The proposed conference must take place before September 30th, 2021.

Application deadline: 4 weeks before the scientific conference is scheduled

Physical Conferences: max 2500 EUR for each successful application including max. 160 EUR per day for accommodation and meals expenses and max. 500 EUR for conference fees.

Virtual Conferences: max. 500 EUR for conference fees only.

Who can apply?

Applicants must be either PhD Student or an Early Career Investigator (ECI – young scientist up to 8 years post-PhD) from ITC countries participating in the COST Action INTEGRAPE.

Participating ITC countries are: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey.

How to apply?

Please contact the ITC coordinator ( ahead of the application via eCOST.

The necessary documents are:

  • online application via eCOST
  • CV
  • short description of the involvement in INTEGRAPE
  • acceptance letter from the conference organizers
  • a copy of the abstract or poster submitted to the conference

The application must then be performed online at
Please consider the following guidelines and information:

After attending the conference?

After the conference, the successful applicant must submit a scientific report, their travel documentation, and the conference fee invoice (if applicable) within 30 days in order to claim the grant. The grant is only paid after the conference has finished and the requested documents are submitted.

Reports from previous ITC Conference Grants are available here:

INTEGRAPE ITC Grant Coordinator

Please contact me in case of questions other than the information available in the COST Action webpages. I am happy to help.

Kind regards, Astrid Forneck (astrid.forneck (at) – CA17111 ITC Coordinator