Training Schools

Training Schools aim to facilitate capacity building on non-conventional yeasts through the delivery of intensive training on new or emerging subjects. They also offer familiarisation with unique equipment or expertise and are typically, although not exclusively, considered to be for the benefit of Early Career Investigators (ECI) and PhD students.

ELIGIBILITY

COST supports the participation of trainers and trainees for their attendance at approved Training Schools.

Trainers eligible to be reimbursed:

  1. Trainers from Participating COST Full Members / COST Cooperating Members.
  2. Trainers from Participating COST Partner Members.
  3. Action MC Observers from NNC.
  4. Action MC Observers from IPC.
  5. Trainers from Approved International Organisations (IO).
  6. Trainers from Approved European RTD Organisations.
  7. Up to four Invited Speakers whose primary affiliation is with an institution located in a non-Participating COST Full Member / COST Cooperating Member (which also includes COST Full Members / COST Cooperating Members listed as being under intention and / or individuals who have not yet obtained Action MC approval to participate in a given Action), individuals in non-approved NNC Institutions and individuals located in non-approved IPC Institutions

Trainers not eligible to be reimbursed:

  1. Trainers from EU Commission, Bodies, Offices and Agencies.
  2. Other Trainers not specifically mentioned as being eligible.

Trainees eligible to be reimbursed:

(Trainees must be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD Student or postdoctoral fellow or can be employed by, or affiliated to, an institution, organisation or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing research)

  1. Trainees from COST Full Members / COST Cooperating Member.
  2. Action MC Observer from NNC.
  3. Trainees from Approved European RTD Organisations.

Trainees not eligible to be reimbursed:

  1. Trainees from COST Partner Members.
  2. Action MC Observers from IPC.
  3. Trainees from Approved IO, EU Commission, Bodies, Offices and Agencies.
  4. Other Trainees not specifically mentioned as being eligible.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

TRAINERS:

Trainers are reimbursed for their travel, accommodation and meal expenses in line with the eligibility rules. In no occurrence trainers receive any form of Lecture Fees and/or any form of honoraria for participating to a COST Action Training School

TRAINEES:

The Trainee Grant will contribute to the overall travel, accommodation and meal expenses of the Grantee. Different Grants amount can be attributed to each trainee according to the following considerations:

  • The total Grant awarded to each eligible trainee will not exceed EUR 1500.

  • The amount allocated for accommodation and meal expenses will not exceed EUR 160 per day. This amount is calculated with a consideration for the cost of living in the city/country where the Training School is being held.