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Conference Grants

What is a Conference Grant?

COST have decided to specifically support action participants from the so-called Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITCs) via grants to support attendance of young researchers in international conferences with a presentation.


The rules for conference grants are described in Chapter 8 of the COST Vademecum.

The main rules are these:

  • Only researchers from institutions in ITCs participating in the action are eligible for these grants. As of June 2018, the ITCs involved in EUTypes are: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia.
  • Only PhD students and Early Career Investigators (ECIs, = researchers whose PhD degree is at most 8 years old) are eligible.
  • The grantee must give a talk or present a poster on the topic of the action, in our case type theory. Action support must be acknowledged.
  • These grants are for conferences not organized by the action. Conferences in Europe are preferred, but overseas conferences can also be considered.

An application contains among other items a budget for the trip. Eligible expenses are travel costs, accommodation/meals costs up to 160 EUR/day and participation fees up to 500 EUR. The total grant cannot exceed 2500 EUR. Reimbursement of costs is by the approved grant amount (which may be less than the requested amount) and not by the final actual total expense amount.

Applications must submitted through the e-COST system at this page.

NB! For the travel grants page to be visible for an applicant, he/she must have filled out his/her user profile at this page. The user profile must demonstrate that the applicant works in an ITC and is a PhD student or an ECI.

Conference grants in EUTypes

The EUTypes conference grant coordinator is Dr Ambrus Kaposi (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary).

We do not have specific application cut-off dates for these grants. If you are interested in this funding, please apply immediately after having been notified of paper/poster acceptance.

EUTypes project periods are from 1 May to 30 April, so using this funding close to a period end or beginning in April or May is problematic.

List of ITC conference grants given out

  • 11th Workshop on Programming Language Approaches to Concurrency & Communication-centric Software (PLACES 2019)
    Grantee: Andreia Mordido (Universidade de Lisboa)
    Location: Prague, Czech Republic
    Conference Dates: 2019-04-07 to 2019-04-10
    Presented paper
  • 46th ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL 2019)
    Grantee: András Kovács (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)
    Location: Cascais, Portugal
    Conference Dates: 2019-01-13 to 2019-01-19
    Presented paper
  • UNILOG 2018
    Grantee: Bojan Marinković (Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts)
    Location: Vichy, France
    Conference Dates: 2018-06-21 to 2018-06-21
    Presented paper
  • 10th NASA Formal Methods Symposium, NFM 2018
    Grantee: Hendrik Maarand (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
    Location: Newport News, VA, USA
    Conference Dates: 2018-04-17 to 2018-04-19
    Presented paper, journal version