ITC Conference Grants – First Call

ITC Conference Grants – First Call
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Early Career Investigators (ECIs) and PhD students from Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITCs) participating in the NOAR COST Action are eligible to apply for ITC Conference Grants. ITC Conference Grants have been established to support ECIs and PhD students from participating ITCs to attend international science and technology related conferences that are not organized by the COST Action, on the topic of the Action. 

Applications may be submitted at any time.

Eligibility for ITC Conference grants

  1. Conference Grants are exclusively reserved for PhD students and ECIs with a primary affiliation at an institution located in an ITC. 
  2. The applicant must make an oral or poster presentation at the conference in question and must be listed in the official event/conference programme. The main subject of the presentation at the approved conference should be related to the topic of the Action. Proposals that are on topic or very closely related to the topic of the Action, such as radiobiological studies on alpha emitters or iodine radiochemistry, will have priority. The relatedness of the topic to the Action must be addressed in the application. All presentations must acknowledge the COST Action. 
  3. The participation of each applicant must be pre-approved by the Action MC. Attendance at European conferences is preferred. However, conferences held elsewhere can also be considered. 
  4. Detailed information on participants’ eligibility, evaluation and selection, financial support, and grant payment procedures can be found in Section 9 of the COST Vademecum (excerpt from the cost.eu website).

Application procedure

Applications should be submitted to the ITC Conference Grants Committee: Dr. Penelope Bouziotis (ITC Conference Grants Chair, e-mail: bouzioti@rrp.demokritos.gr), Dr. Andreas Ingemann Jensen (ITC Conference Grants Co-Chair, e-mail: atije@dtu.dk), Dr. Marek Pruszynski (Committee Member, e-mail: M.Pruszynski@ichtj.waw.pl), Dr. Petra Kolenc Peitl (Committee Member, e-mail: petra.peitl@kclj.si). Please send your application to all four committee members. 

MC Members from ITCs (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Macedonia) are kindly asked to inform compatriot ECIs and PhD students of the possibility to apply for such a grant. ITC Conference Grants will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis, therefore applications should be made well in advance of the conference. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most conferences in the 1st Grant Period (GP) will be virtual, so awarded grants will be allocated for registration fees in most cases. 

Reports 

The Grantee has 30 calendar days from the end date of the conference in question to submit a scientific report to the ITC Conference Grant Committee. ITC Conference Grant reports must be submitted at least 5 working days before the end date of the GP in which the conference has taken place. The current GP ends on October 30th 2021. 

The report should not be less than 1 page and include the following: 

  1. Aims and objectives of the conference participation 
  2. Description of poster or oral presentation 
  3. Attached the poster or oral presentation, and any awards received 
  4. Acknowledgements to COST and the NOAR Action as stated in the Vademecum 
  5. Documentation of the costs for travel, accommodation and conference fees. For any virtual conferences attended, only conference fees will be reimbursed. 
  6. Certificate of Attendance 
  7. Failure to submit the scientific report in time will effectively cancel the grant. 
  8. The final report will be uploaded to the NOAR webpage. Applicants agree to the upload of the final report when submitting the document. 

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