THREE ITC GRANTS are available for PhD students and Young Researchers and Innovators (YRI) that are WG members of GEMSTONE from COST Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) and Near Neighbor Country (NNC). Applications should be made and submitted via e-cost at least 2 months prior to the conference that the ITC ECI or PhD student plans to attend. We encourage researchers working in an ITC to apply for these grants when presenting work relevant to GEMSTONE at meetings.
Currently, the ITC that are members of GEMSTONE include: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey.
The NNC that are members of GEMSTONE include: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, thePalestinian Authority, Russia, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine.