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ITC Conference Grants

The COST ‘Advancing Social inclusion through Technology and EmPowerment’ (CA19104) encourages and supports PhD students and Early Carrier Investigator researchers (ECI = PhD + up to 8 years) from participating Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC’s) to attend international science and technology related conferences. 

A conference grant is a fixed financial contribution application by the delegated person(s). Conference Grants do not necessarily cover all 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. 

The ITC conference grant should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action: https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA19104/#tabs|Name:overview 

The applicant must make an oral/poster presentation at the conference and must be listed in the official event/conference programme.



Conference Grants are exclusively reserved for PhD students and ECIs with a primary affiliation in an institution located in an ITC. 

Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) are:

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey.

An applicant can be considered as being an ECI when the time that has elapsed between the award date of the applicants PhD and the date of the applicants first involvement in the COST Action 19104 does not exceed 8 years.  The application must be submitted at least 45 days before the conference start date. 

The topic of the action includes the following aspects:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Social inclusion
  • Education
  • Employment

Other topics will individually be evaluated whether it fits the Cost Action.

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