Inclusiveness Target Countries Conference Grants (ITC CG)


Support to Early Career Investigators and PhD students from COST Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC*) to attend meetings of interest to the Action


* Currently the ITC countries participating to the Action CA18207 BOTTOM-UPS are:  Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey.

COST BOTTOM-UPS periodically calls for submission of applications for requesting financial support to attend the meetings, symposia and workshops linked to the COST Action CA18207 BOTTOM-UPS.

List of meetings of interest for the COST Action CA18207 in 2020


Currently approved ITC grants

1. MURAT SARGINCI (Duzce, Turkey) – for the participation at the
European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 3 – 8
May 2020 (EGU2020,

2. CSENGE VERONIKA HORVÁTH (Vácrátót and Budapest, Hungary) - for
the participation at the conference “Forestry – Bridge to the
Future”, May 6-9. 2020, Sofia, Bulgaria


To be eligible for applying you must meet all of the next requirements:

  • Be a PhD student (formally enrolled at the time of the application in a PhD programme in an accredited organisation) or an Early Career Investigator (a period between the date of defense of the PhD thesis e and the date of application for the ITC grant not exceeding 8 years)
  • Be affiliated with an institution in an ITC country that participates in the BOTTOM-UPS Action;
  • Have a fully updated e-COST profile.


When can you apply

Formal applications for a particular ITC meeting grant will be available during the appropriate grant period within which the meeting is held.


How to apply

Applications for BOTTOM-UPS ITC meeting grants will only be accepted through the e-COST platform (


What will the grant cover

The grant will reimburse scholars for their expenses to attend the , including travel and subsistence as well as the  registration fee, up to a total amount defined by the Action Management Committee.


When will the grant be paid

The scholars will receive the grant amount after they submit a report from their participation to the Meeting. The grantee must submit a report on the activities in the , the latest 30 days after its end date. A scientific report template is available on the Supporting documents page or on-line here:


Other requirements

If applicants are interested in attending a “non-listed” conference and they considered it is of interest for the COST Action CA18207, the ITC coordinator and Action Chair should be contacted by an e-mail before submitting an abstract and applying for the ITC grant through the eCOST;

Only one person per conference can be funded.

It is desirable to include other Action participants in the abstract.

The grantee must acknowledge the funder (BOTTOM-UPS and COST Association) in their oral or poster presentation (logos of COST and BOTTOM-UPS can be easily downloaded from the BOTTOM-UPS website).


Selection criteria

The selection criteria include: a) evaluation of a CV, b) interest of the abstract proposed for the BOTTOM-UPS Action.  Additional criteria will be related to the achievement of a proper of a geographic distribution and gender balance.



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