Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) Grants

Dear Euro-MIC members,

We are pleased to inform you that this year within the CA20130 – COST action ITC-Grants for young researchers and innovators (under the age of 40 from ITC or NNC) will be approved for young researchers for participation in the EUROCORR 2024 conference, which will be held in Paris, France, from 1-5 September 2024. It would also be possible to apply for the ITC-Grant for the IBBS conference (International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Symposium), which will be held in Berlin, Germany from 9-12 September, 2024, as well as for as well as for AMPP 2024, New Orleans, USA, March 3-7, 2024.

All young researchers and innovators who are members of COST Action Euro-MIC and presenting at the EUROCORR 2024 and IBBS conference or AMPP 2024, a talk or a poster are eligible to apply for ITC grant. Altogether, 4 grants will be approved for the MIC related talks/posters at AMPP 2024 conference and 8 for talks/posters at IBBS conference, while for EUROCORR 2024 one ITC grant will be provided. The amount of funds that will be approved per ITC Conference is 1.100 EUR per person with the aim to cover conference fee, travel expenses, etc.

 * Refer to the bottom of the page for the list of recipients of previous ITC Grants awarded by CA20130.


How to apply

Application will be possible through registering on the e-COST portal, clicking on the ITC conference grants tabs and filling all required fields (Grant Awarding User Guide):

  • Apply to join your Working Groups of interest

Along with the application, it is necessary to submit a short CV (including a list of academic publications), basic descriptions of applicant’s involvement in COST action, a letter of acceptance from the conference organizers and a copy of the approved abstract submitted for the conference.

Applications are submitted until April 30, with the possibility of extending the deadline if necessary.


Important Notice

ITC Conference Grants grantees must submit a scientific report within 30 days after the end of the conference. The submission of the report is mandatory or the Grant will be cancelled. Late submission, beyond the deadline, could also lead to the cancellation of the Grant.

Required report/documentation for claiming an ITC Conference Grant is:

  • Report to the Action MC on, the outcome of the presentation of the accepted contribution, in terms of grantee’s visibility, including the establishment of new contacts for future collaborations,

  • The certificate of attendance,

  • The programme of the conference or book of abstracts / proceedings indicating the presentation (oral or poster) of the grantee,

  • copy of the given presentation (oral or poster)