Training School

Training Schools can help COST Actions to share knowledge and support collaboration. Training Schools can be organized on related research topics and can provide dissemination opportunities for the Action’s activities. Training Schools provide intensive training in emerging research topics within the laboratories and organizations involved in the COST Action. Participants are mainly, but not exclusively, young researchers and PhD students, involved in COST Actions. Training Schools also cover appropriate re-training as part of life-long learning.

The Action NET4Age FRIENDLY will organize at least 4 Training schools within its 4 year period.

Apply to attend

All attendees must first create an e-COST profile and apply to attend the training school via e-COST.

The selection will be at the discretion of the NET4Age FRIENDLY action, taking into account a balance of ICT countries and gender to ensure equality.

You will receive an e-COST notification informing you whether or not you have been accepted.

Those attending will be sent an e-COST invitation to the training school which must be accepted prior to the event.

Please note: All attendees must sign the attendance list for each day that they attend the training school.

Apply for a grant

Trainers and Trainees can apply for a limited number of grants to attend our NET4Age FRIENDLY training schools. A grant will be assigned to every successful applicant. In order to apply, please take the following steps:

Prior to the training school

Create an e-COST profile including your bank details.

Before applying, please carefully read the rules regarding grant eligibility and financial support in the Annotated rules for COST Actions (section 6, page 57).

Apply for the grant through the e-COST website.

The selection will be at the discretion of the NET4Age FRIENDLY Action MC, taking into account a balance of ICT countries and gender to ensure equality.

You will receive an e-COST notification informing you whether or not your grant has been approved.

After the training school

All grant applicants shall submit a completed online travel reimbursement request via e-COST within 30 calendar days after the end date of the approved activity.

All attendees shall upload legible copies of all invoices / receipts and relevant supporting documents onto e-COST and archive the original invoices / receipts for four (4) years after the end of the Grant Period in which the meeting takes place.

Successful applicants will receive a ‘Payment Request Form’ mentioning the dates and the place of the event, the fixed amount of the Grant, and the banking information of the trainees must be signed by the trainees, in order for the payment to be processed.

Please note: Travel by taxi will not be reimbursed and trainers will not receive any form of Lecture Fees or honoraria.