Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) Grants

Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) Grants

Please consider the COST rules for ITC Conference Grants which targets ONLY researchers from groups affiliated with institutions in 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.

Reports from previous ITC Conference Grants are available here:

  ITC Reports

Update: INTEGRAPE can fund your virtual attendance at the conference of your choice! (At present, due to Covid-related restrictions during this Grant Period, attendance to physical conferences is not advised.)

Applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Application deadline: 4 weeks before the scientific conference is scheduled
  • Applicants must be either PhD Student or an Early Career Investigator (ECI - young scientist up to 8 years post-PhD) from ITC countries.
  • The proposed conference must take place before September 30th, 2021.
  • Conferences, meetings and other activities organized by COST/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.
  • Necessary documents: 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.
  • After the conference, the successful applicant must submit a scientific report, travel documentation, and fee invoice (if applicable) within 30 days in order to claim the grant. The grant is only paid after the conference implementation and the submission of the requested information.


A Conference Grant is a fixed financial contribution and does 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.

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.

At present, due to Covid-related restrictions during this Grant Period, attendance to physical conferences is not advised.

The application must be performed online,

Please consider the following guidelines and information:

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

Kind regards,
Astrid Forneck (CA17111 ITC Coordinator)
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Important Dates

An open call for the Short Term Scientific Missions  (STSM) of COST Action INTEGRAPE is now available using a 2-step evaluation procedure. With STSMs INTEGRAPE can fund your stay in another institution to undertake collaborative research.

STSMs for this grant period should be performed up until end of September 2021.
More information available at STSM GRANTS

An open call is now available for the Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) Grants of COST Action INTEGRAPE

If you come from an Inclusiveness Target Country, INTEGRAPE can fund your virtual attendance at the conference of your choice.

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

Application till 4 weeks before scheduled conference date and submission of a scientific report and fee invoice within 30 days after end of conference.
More information available at ITC GRANTS