Training School - Participants

Participants are expected to arrive on Sunday, 15th March (dinner included), and leave on Saturday, 21st March (after breakfast).

All participants should submit their abstracts by using the abstract of poster presentation template, which can be downloaded.

Abstract for Poster Presentation Template_Training School 2020

Participants should bring their own laptop.


All costs will be reimbursed after the event.
Students should pay their accomodation at the Venue (Hotel Palace).
About 1-2 months after the school, trainees will be reimbursed by the fix Grant of 500 EUR by the COST Project.
Trainees should receive an invitation by the e-COST system soon.

The list of accepted trainees


The attendance will be restricted to 30 students (PhD students and early-career researchers eligible for COST funding) funded by the COST Action CA17120. The school can welcome up to 10 students from Belgrade region. The school also accepts the applications from candidates that have their own source of finances. Lunches and all meals will be included in the overall price (see Venue) for the 6-nights-stay in the hotel. All participants must fill an application form, which includes a short CV, a motivation letter and a short recommendation letter. Scientific Committee will classify students according to COST rules, including balancing career stage, gender, and countries of work. The acceptance will be notified by February 1st at the latest.

Application form


Fixed grants shall be provided for up to 17 students with the amount of EUR 500 per student to cover full board in a double room and travel expenses.


Students will have to sign the attendance for each day of the school, according to COST regulations. About 1-2 months after the school they will be reimbursed with the fixed rate of EUR 500. In order to be reimbursed, students should carry out their obligations which will be specified by COST rules.

Local students

Local students (from Serbia) can also apply for COST funds for lunches at the venue. They need to send an application letter, in the same way as all other students, to attend the school. Maximum number of local students is 7. They will be reimbursed with the fixed grant of EUR 70 per student (to cover all expenses for lunches at the venue).


The school also accepts the applications from candidates that have their own source of funding. They will pay hotel accommodation (the full package) and travel expenses, plus the registration fee of EUR 200, which should be paid in advance.

They can be MSc students, PhD students and postdocs.
In the application form they should indicate that they have other sources of financing, otherwise their applications will be processed as any other.

COST Schools & eligibility

COST training schools are open to young scientists (PhD students and postdocs), from any nationality or country. However, due to space and funds limitations, following the COST association rules, the preference will be given to students working in laboratories from countries participating to the CA17120 action. Also eligible are some laboratories specifically associated with the actions, in Nearest Neighbor Countries. See the websites of the actions Chemobrionics for details. ONLY students working in those laboratories are eligible for COST grants. These grants shall cover a substantial part of the local expenses and travel expenses.


Training School, 2020, Belgrade