ITC Conference Grants

Hana Sychrova

Hana Sychrova

ITC Conference Manager

Institute of Physiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

ITC Conference Grants are aimed at supporting Young Researchers and Innovators affiliated in a legal entity in an Inclusiveness Target Countries/ Near Neighbour Countries to establish a strong network and increase their visibility in the research community through sharing their work and to gain knowledge giving a presentation of their own work in high-level conferences.

COST Inclusiveness Target Countries participating in Yeast4Bio:

  • Full Members that are EU Member States: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia,
    Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
  • EU Member States Outermost Regions: French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion Island and Saint-Martin (France), Azores and Madeira (Portugal), and the Canary Islands (Spain)
  • Full Members that are not EU Member States: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey.

COST Near Neighbour Countries participating in Yeast4Bio: Tunisia and Ukraine


The following eligibility criteria apply:

  1. Conference Grants are exclusively reserved for PhD students, PhD candidates and ECI’s with a primary affiliation in an institution located in an ITC participating in the Action.
  2. The applicant must make an oral/poster presentation at the conference in question and must be listed in the official event/conference programme. The main subject of the oral presentation/poster presentation/speech at the approved conference must be on the topic of the Action and must acknowledge COST.
  3. The participation of each applicant must be pre-approved by the ITC-Conference manager.

Applications must be sent to the ITC Conference Grant Manager. The selection of successful applicants will take into consideration the scientific scope of the proposed participation and how it will support the Action in achieving its scientific objectives.


A Conference Grant is a fixed financial contribution which takes into consideration the budget request of the applicant and the outcome of the evaluation of the application by the ITC Conference Grant Manager. The ITC Conference Grant provides contribution for travelling, accommodation and subsistence expenses, registration fee, printing of scientific poster and overall effort. The maximum amount of the Grant is as follows:

  • Up to a maximum of EUR 2 000 per Grant for face-to-face conferences;

  • or EUR 500 for virtual conferences

Payment of the Grant is subject to the submission by the Grantee of the required reports and relevant documentation within 30 days after the end date of the activity or 15 days after the end date of the Grant period, whichever date comes first. 

ITC-Grants Conference Committee

  • Hana Sychrova (ITC conference Manager, Czech Republic)
  • Igor Stuparevič (Croatia)
  • Tiina Alamäe (Estonia)
  • Martin Rebroš (Slovakia)
  • Volkmar Passoth (Sweden)