ITC Grants

The objective of our project and network is to refine, harmonise and promote the use of vascular ageing measures, in order to improve clinical practice and to reduce the burden of CVD globally. Young researchers can also contribute to this goal and it is very important to support communication of research results in international scientific meetings.

Young Researchers and Innovators (YRI) up to 40 years old with a primary affiliation in an Inclusiveness Target Country (ITC), i.e., Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania,
Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia (as EU Member States), Albania, Armenia, Bosnia
and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine (as Full
Members that are not EU Member States) and French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion
Island and Saint-Martin (France), Azores and Madeira (Portugal), and the Canary Islands (Spain) (as EU
Member States Outermost Regions), or in an Near Neighbor Country (NNC), i.e., Algeria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, the Faroe Islands, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco,
Palestine, Russia (As of 6 May 2022 until further notice, measures are taken to suspend
cooperation with Russia for the execution of the COST Actions and COST activities. Amongst these
measures, participation and eligibility of COST Action participants affiliated to a legal entity established in
Russia are suspended for all COST Actions and COST activities), Syria, Tunisia (see COST Website on Excellence and Inclusiveness), can apply for these ITC grants in order to present their results related to vascular ageing and arterial stiffness in international science and technology related conferences.

In the following one can find an overview of already awarded ITC Grants:


The call for ITC Conference Grants is open now! All information about the application process, and evaluation rules with mandatory and additional ranking criteria can be found here: VascAgeNet ITC Grant Eligibility Rules. For application, please fill in the form here:

ITC Grant Manager: Ioana Mozos (see section on the VascAgeNet Team)

ITC Grant Committee:
  • Cecilie Morland (NO)
  • Achim Schwarz (DE)
  • Tine Hansen (DK)
  • Andrea Guala (ES)
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