The exRNA-PATH COST Action CA20110 “RNA communication across kingdoms: new mechanisms and strategies in pathogen control” is happy to announce that the first ITC call is now open.
The grant aims to support Young Researchers and Innovators (under the age of 40) affiliated in a legal entity in an Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) or Near Neighbour Countries (NNC) to establish a strong network and increase their visibility in the research community. Within this call, a grantee receives support for attending and presenting their work at an international well-recognised conference.
Anytime before Oct 15, 2023
Accordance with application
Grant Awarding Coordinator:
GA Deputy Coordinator:
Working Group Leaders:
WG1 Kriton Kalantidis
WG2 Esther Nolte-‘t Hoen
WG3 Lionel Navarro
WG4 Guy Smagghe
The COST user guide details the whole process and how to navigate the e-COST portal: https://www.cost.eu/uploads/2021/12/Grant-Awarding-userguide.pdf
The conference grant does not necessarily cover all the expenses related to participating in a given conference. The budget contributes to the overall travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses, registration fee and printing of the scientific poster.
The grant covers up to 2,000 EUR for face-to-face conferences, or up to 500 EUR for virtual conferences. The grant award committee will decide on the financial contribution for each application.
The committee will assess applications received based on the relevance of the presented work to the exRNA-PATH Action, the scientific merit of the proposal and the anticipated contribution to the researcher’s professional development. The committee will also consider the scope of the requested funds.
Upon approval of the application, the grantee receives a Grant Letter from the Grant Holder stating the approved amount and the conditions for receiving the grant.
Within 30 days of the end of the conference, the grantee must submit in e-COST:
The grantee will claim the payment of the grant via e-COST. It will be paid by the Grant Holder (The University of Edinburgh) to the grantee after all the required report and documentation have been submitted and approved.
In addition, we may ask you to write a short blog entry to showcase your involvement on our website or in other communication material (e.g. newsletter).