New call for Conference and Mobility Grants

Dear P-WILL action members,                      

We are pleased to announce a rolling basis call for Conference and Mobility Grants for PWILL’s 3rd grant period. This call will be open from May 22 until July 5th  2024.


Type of activities to be funded

  • Mobilities
    • Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs): Visits of a host organization located in a different country than the country of affiliation by a Researcher or Innovator for a specific work to be carried out and for a determined period of time.
    • Virtual Mobilities: Virtual exchanges among researchers or innovators within the COST Action to exchange new knowledge or learn new techniques.
  • Conference Grants (see our warning about predatory conferences below)
    • ITC Conference Grants: A presentation of the own work given by a Young Researcher and Innovators (YR&I) affiliated in an Inclusiveness Target Country (ITC) / Near Neighbour Country (NNC) for their participation in high-level conferences.
    • Dissemination Conference Grants: A presentation of the own work of the Action in high-level conferences by an Action participant, regardless of the country of affiliation.


All activities should be finalised (at the latest) by 30th September 2024, so the final report can be uploaded and the grant can be paid within the current grant period.

Duration of the call

May 22nd 2024 – July 5th 2024

Cut-off dates

The cut-off dates for the applications in the rolling basis calls are as follows:

For the first round:  31st May 2024

For the second round: 21st June 2024

For the third round: 5th July 2024

Responses will be disseminated as follows:

For the first round: 10th June 2024

For the second round: 30th June 2024

For the third round:  15th July 2024


The selection process will promote geographical spread (involving members affiliated with ITC institutions), career stage (involving YR&I), and gender balance in line with COST Excellence and Inclusiveness Policy. Priority will also be given to proposals with a gender perspective, those presenting work plans and outcomes clearly connected to WGs’ deliverables, leadership positions, and participants who have not received funding in previous grant periods.


Applications should be submitted through the e-cost profile via Once applicants log in, they should click on “Grant Applications,” from where they will be redirected to the page “Apply for a new Grant.”

Here you can find relevant information regarding the mobilities and conference grants.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns at

Warning about predatory conferences

Recently, we have become aware of the proliferation of predatory conferences, “poorly organized or non-existent conferences that exploit presenters and attendees by collecting registration fees.” When identifying venues for presenting your research, please consider these and these recommendations to avoid predatory conferences. You can find more information about this growing phenomenon here.

More info

  • COST defines YR&I as < 40 years old.
  • COST Inclusiveness Target Countries are as follows:
    • EU Member States: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
    • EU Member States Outermost Regions: French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion Island and Saint-Martin (France), Azores and Madeira (Portugal), and the Canary Islands (Spain)
    • Full Members that are not EU Member States: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine

COST Near Neighbour Countries are as follows: Algeria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, the Faroe Islands, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, and Tunisia.