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 NOW CLOSED

Physical Conferences: max 1700 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.

The presentations in line with the 2021/22 work plan of INTEGRAPE will be prioritized. In particular presentations including genome and genome variation data management plans; transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics data management plans or phenotyping data management plans are welcome to help the consortium to develop on real use cases of general guidelines.

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 or NNC countries participating in the INTEGRAPE COST Action.

Participating ITC and NNC countries are:  Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Tunisia, 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.



  • XIII International Symposium on Grapevine Breeding and Genetics, Landau/Pfalz, Germany (10/07/2022 to 17/07/2022)
      • Abstract:Identification of metabolic markers of grape infection with Esca complex disease (oral)
        • Beneficiary: Rute Amaro. Biosystems and Integrative Sciences Institute (Lisbon),Portugal
  • XIII International Symposium on Grapevine Breeding and Genetics, Landau/Pfalz, Germany (10/07/2022 to 17/07/2022)
      • Abstract:Hormonal changes in tolerant and susceptible grapevine leaves under powdery mildew infection
        • Beneficiary: Florent Weiller. Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (Lisboa),Portugal
  • 21st GiESCO International Meeting ‘A multidisciplinary Vision towards Sustainable Viticulture’” Porto Palace Hotel & Conference Center, Thessaloniki, Greece (2019-06-23 – 2019-06-28)
      • Abstract:Metabolic fingerprinting and qualitative attributes of two indigenous Cypriot cultivars destined for the production of ‘Commandaria’: the impact of leaf removal and dehydration process
        • Beneficiary: Savvas Constantinou. CYPRUS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY,Cyprus
  • OEno2019 and the 11th In Vino Analytica Scientia IVAS 2019” INP/ENSEIRB Matmeca, Bordeaux, France (2019-06-25 – 2019-06-28)
      • Abstract: Varietal differentiation of Probus, Rumenika and Frankovka red wines from Serbia based on their phenolic composition
        • Beneficiary: Uroš Miljić. University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technology,Serbia
  • 18th Alps-Adria Scientific Workshop” Hotel Waldorf Palace, Cattolica, Italy (2019-04-01 – 2019-04-06)
      • Abstract:Comparative study of soil conditioners in an Italian Riesling vineyard in Badacsony, Hungary
        • Beneficiary: Zóra Annamária Nagy. NARIC Research Institute for Viticulture and Enology, Hungary

Reports from several 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