Travel grants for participants from Widening Countries
CARE4BIO awards 5 travel grants per brokerage event to promising participants from Widening Countries. Travel costs for selected grantees are subsidised up to a maximum of 1000 Euros. Please note that only applications from persons working at an institution/organisation in a Widening Country are eligible. You will find a list of the relevant countries below (see: Which are the Widening Countries?).
Applicants for a travel grant must fulfil certain criteria. The guidelines with the criteria can be downloaded here; the application forms can be downloaded here. To be eligible, applicants must also give a flash presentation. Applications for a travel grant must be submitted by 20 August 2023 (including the corresponding flash presentation).
Some Widening Countries offer their own travel grants through the network project NCP_WIDERA.NET (see below). Applicants from countries for which NCP_WIDERA.NET offers travel grants must apply for a NCP-WIDERA.NET travel grant and are not eligible to apply for CARE4BIO travel grants. Applicants from all other Widening Countries can apply for the CARE4BIO travel grants.
Travel grants offered by the NCP_WIDERA.NET project
The NCP_WIDERA.NET project partners have launched a travel grants programme to support participation of applicants from Widening Countries to Pillar II clusters brokerage events organised on-site.
The aim is to establish working contacts between coordinators looking for new partners and to increase the uptake in Horizon Europe proposal submissions.
You can receive up to 1,000 EUR to cover the costs of your travel and accommodation to a matchmaking event.
The project partners from the following countries have implemented the programme (status: 20 July 2023):
You can find more information on the NCP_WIDERA.NET website.
Which are the Widening Countries?
According to the Horizon Europe Regulation, the less advanced countries in terms of R&I performance, eligible for hosting the coordinator of widening actions, are:
- Member states: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia
- Associated countries*:
Albania, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Kosovo**, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, North
Macedonia, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, and once associated Morocco
- Outermost Regions (defined in Art. 349 TFEU). Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Réunion, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin, the Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands
* Subject to valid association agreements of third countries
** This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.