ITC Conference Grants

The Management Committee of RANCARE (Cost Action 15208) is pleased to announce that the Action will finance the participation to conferences that will take place before the 10th of April 2018 (last day of conference).

Conference grants are aimed at supporting PhD students and Early Career Investigators who are affiliated with an institution located in an Inclusiveness Target Country (ITC)*, to attend international science and technology related conferences. Ιn order to be eligible for a conference grant, the applicant must have an oral presentation / poster presentation accepted. The application must be submitted at least 45 days before the conference start date. Attendance at European conferences is preferred, however, conferences held elsewhere can also be considered. Conferences organised by RANCARE are excluded.

Certain rules / criteria apply and those interested are encouraged to read section 8 of the vademecum as well as the Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) Conference Grants User guide

Applications are made through e-cost at

All applications will be evaluated by a committee appointed by the Management committee of RANCARE against the following criteria:

  1. Relevancy of the topic of the oral presentation / poster presentation to the overall objectives of RANCARE
  2. European conferences will be prefered


For further information, please contact

Dr Georgios Efstathiou at


*The following countries are considered ITC: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey.