ITC Grants

ITC Grants are one of the most useful tools to enhance academic cooperation and achievements within a COST Action.

These grants enable the participants from Inclusiveness Target
Countries (listed below) to take part in a conference with an academic paper and presentation that are strongly related to the topic of a COST Action (in the case of our action, Writing Urban Places, this means papers and presentations related to architectural literacy, urban narratives, etc.). ITC grants cover the conference fee, travel expenses, accommodation and meals.
The budget is up to EUR1500 for each applicant and we have four grants
available, in the terms described below:

ITC Grants
ITC Conference Grants are aimed at supporting PhD students and Early Career Investigators (ECI) to attend international COST Action 18126 related conferences not organized by the COST Action.
ITC Financial support
A Conference Grant is a fixed financial contribution that takes into consideration the budget request of the applicant and the outcome of the evaluation of the application by the delegated person(s). A Conference Grant is a contribution to the overall travel, accommodation and meal expenses of the selected grantee.
Eligibility criteria
● The Applicant is either a PhD student or an Early Career Investigator. Early Career Investigator is an individual who is within a time span of up to 8 years from the date they obtained their PhD.
● The Applicant’s primary affiliation in an institution located in an ITC (Inclusiveness Target Country). The ITCs are as follows: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey.
● The Applicant must make an oral/poster presentation at the conference and must be listed in the official event/conference program. The subject of the oral presentation must be on the topic of the COST Action 18126 and must acknowledge the COST Action.
How to apply
● All applicants must carefully read the funding rules detailed in the COST
● All applicants must register for an e-COST profile at:
● To submit a new application, the applicant presses the button “Create Conference Grant Request”.
● The application form contains the following sections: Applicant details, Conference Grant details (the attendance at the conference must start and end during the same Grant Period (GP), Bank details, Financial support, Supporting documents.
● The applications will then be assessed by the ITC Committee which will perform the scientific and budgetary assessment of the applications against the perceived contribution that the proposed conference participation will make against the scientific objectives outlined in the Action’s Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of the COST Action 18126.

for more information, please contact the ITC coordinator from the COST Action Writing Urban Places, Marcel Pikhart:


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