International Conferences are Conference Grants aimed at supporting PhD students and Early Career Investigators with a primary affiliation in an institution located in a COST Inclusiveness Target Country to attend international science and technology related conferences not specifically organised by the COST Action.


Participating rules

Conference grants must respect the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD student or Early Career Investigators (ECIs): individuals who ar within a time span of up to 8 years from the date they obtained their PhD/doctorate (full-time equivalent).


  • Applicants must be affiliated to a COST Inclusiveness Target Country (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.


  • 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 CONTEXT.


The first International Conferences Call is will be open from December 15th 2018 to January 2nd 2019. Call Information