Every COST Action’s priority is to enhance research collaboration where ideas and people can grow without borders.

The Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) Conference Grants provide financial support for Young Researchers and Innovators affiliated in an Inclusiveness Target Country / Near Neighbour Country for their participation in high-level conferences.

The grantee receives support for attending and presenting their work (poster/oral presentation) at a conference and can establish new contacts for future collaborations.

You may apply for an ITC Conference Grant if:

  1. you are a Young Researcher or Innovator (i.e. a researcher or innovator under the age of 40).
  2. your primary affiliation is with an institution located in an ITC (Inclusiveness Target Country). The ITCs are: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, The Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.
  3. you have been accepted to present a paper/poster/panel and are listed in the official event/conference program. You must acknowledge COST in your contribution. Please see Annotated Rules for COST Actions  (updated 11/2022).

More about COST Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) Conference Grants:

ITC Conference Grant Calls

To apply for a conference grant, please register on the online platform of COST Association e-COST https://e-services.cost.eu/ and then apply here.

Apply for a grant button in eCOST

See Also

Find out more about our COST Action GameTable by exploring the site links below.



Support individual mobility, at strengthening existing networks, and at fostering collaborations by allowing scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another country.


ITC Conference Grants

Support Young Researchers and Innovators affiliated in an ITC for their participation in high-level conferences.


Dissemination Grants

Support Action participants to present the work of the Action in a high-level conference.