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 eciapplication-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
This call is now open. The deadlines for submission are:

30th April 2017

30th August 2017

29th December 2017

Please note that these calls will support activities scheduled for grant period 3  (running between 1st May 2018 and 30th April 2019) or grant period 4 (running between 1st May 2019 and 30th April 2020). No activities can span across two grant periods.