Training Schools

COST Actions can share knowledge and support collaboration also through Training Schools. Training Schools can be organised by a COST Action on related research topics and can provide dissemination opportunities for an Action's activities. Training Schools provide intensive training in emerging research topics within the laboratories and organisations involved in the COST Action. Participants are mainly, but not exclusively, young researchers involved in COST Actions. Training Schools also cover appropriate re-training as part of life-long learning.

Training Schools aim at widening, broadening and sharing knowledge relevant to the Action'sobjectives through the delivery of intensive training on a new and emerging subject. They can offer familiarisation with unique equipment or expertise that are typically to the benefit of early stage researchers, although not exclusively. They are not intended to provide general training or education.

Financial support:

COST provide a financial support to :

  • Trainees: grant for Trainees can vary depending on the country of the Trainees (e.g. Domestic, near countries, far countries). Prior the Training School, the trainees must register on e-COST: . Before the respective Training School takes place, each trainee entitled to reimbursement must receive a Grant Letter, mentioning the dates and the place of the event and the fixed amount of the Grant. After the Training School, 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.
  • Trainers: invited experts
  • More information available in COST Vademecum ( )