Conference Grant – Application guidelines

The guidance provided in this document does not replace or affect any of the administrative requirements and contractual obligations contained in the COST Vademecum and the MI-NET grant agreement.

Early Career Investigator (ECI) Conference Grants are financial support of researchers in their early scientific career to travel to an international conference to present their latest research results. Their aim is to help Early Career Investigators to promote their research and establish their own network of colleagues, both in academia and industry. At least one ECI Conference Grant will be supported per year.

The call is open to Early Career Investigators (0 – 8 years post-PhD) and preference will be given to applicants with projects that have a clear industrial mathematics application or are working in collaboration with industrial partners. Early Career Investigators are applicants engaged in a research program, or affiliated to an Institution or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing scientific research. Applications from researchers based in a COST Inclusiveness Target Country are particularly welcome.

Duration/Support Available
Funds will be awarded up to a maximum of 1,500EUR.

The following costs are eligible for support from COST: transport, accommodation, subsistence and conference registration

Application Process

All applicants must complete a ECI application form  and submit it to the MI-NET grant holder as instructed on the form.
The application will then be assessed, by members of the MI-NET Management Committee. Awards will be made based on the applications that best meet the objectives of MI-NET.
The applicant will be formally notified of the outcome of their application

Requirements and Obligations
Once the event has taken place the grantee will submit a one-page report about the conference.

Funding calls are now open. We will consider applications 3 times a year. Deadlines for submission are 30th April, 30th August and 29th December 2017.   For more information please contact

Please note: All activities will have to take place between 1st May 2018 and 30th April 2019 (Grant Period 4).