COST Action CA20112
PlatfoRm OF policy Evaluation community for improvED EU policies and Better ACKnowledgement

The call for Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) Conference grants has been published and is now open for applications for the period 1 May 2022 – 31 October 2022.

The discipline of policy evaluation can develop effectively if there are pronounced, flexible, open and bottom-up actions gathering researchers and professionals and fostering their knowledge exchange through scholarly dialogue at European level. As such, professionals engaged in the PROFEEDBACK Action will have the chance to apply for mobility grants such as the Inclusiveness Target Countries Conference grants (ITC), a cornerstone of the initiative from which Young Researchers (under the age of 40) may benefit from. The grants support these professionals in showcasing their individual research outputs in conferences and events relevant to their fields.

The first call for ITC grants of the PROFEEDBACK Action has recently been published with a total budget of 2550 EUR (up to 850 EUR / applicant). There is no specific deadline, applications can be submitted on a rolling basis. However, applications must be submitted at least 30 days before the planned start of the mission. Grant decisions are normally announced within 30 days after submission. STSM must occur within the period of 1 May 2022 – 31 October 2022. The grants are exclusively reserved for applicants making an oral/poster conference presentation and are listed in the official event /conference programme. The main subject of the oral presentation/poster presentation/ speech at the approved conference needs to be closely related to the topic and objectives of PROFEEDBACK and to acknowledge COST.

Applications should be submitted through e-COST profile at the online platform of COST Association. More details on the call and the application procedure can be found on the PROFEEDBACK website’s Mobility Grants menu and in the PROFEEDBACK ITC call document. In addition, applicants may find further eligibility provisions, along with further specifics, conditions and information, in the COST Annotated Rules.