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2nd Call for Training School of HAPLO-iPS“ | Basics of Pharmaceutical Grade Manufacturing of iPSC for Clinical Translation”

COST Action CA21151 launches a call for Grants for the Second Training School of HAPLO iPS (TS). TS are funded as part of the COST Action and their purpose is to develop skills and capacities and contribute to high quality training of the future generations of European researchers.

The Training School “BASICS OF PHARMACEUTICAL GRADE MANUFACTURING OF iPSC FOR CLINICAL TRANSLATION” will featuresessions including GMP basics and requirements to regulatory issues and the industry viewpoint, given by experts in the development, manufacturing, quality control and clinical translation of ATMP.

First call characteristics

  • COST Action CA21151 has 7 working groups. This Second TS is organized by WG1.
  • This call covers the 2nd Grant Period from November 2023 until October 2024.
  • The Training School will be held at the Cord Blood Bank – Banc de Sang i Teixits (Dr. Frederic Duran i Jordà Building, Passeig Taulat 116 – 08005 Barcelona, Spain) on 6, 7 and 8th Mar 2024.
  • This call will fund 8 (eight) TS participants.


Check the agenda for the Training School to find out more about the trainers, the lectures and the workshops.


Application period: 16th January 2024 – 26th January 2024.
Evaluation period: 27th January 2024 – 5th February 2024.

Documents for interested applicants 

Guidelines for Training School Grants.

How to apply

Interested applicants need to submit the requested documents (EUROPASS CV, motivation letter and Supervisor support letter) to

TS financial support

Following the COST annotated rules (see pages 81-82), trainees are eligible to receive a daily allowance that will financially contribute to (but not necessarily cover) daily expenses such as meals, accommodation and local travel. You can find the daily allowance rate for each country here. According to the COST annotated rules (see pages 82-84), the trainee is also eligible to be reimbursed for their long-distance travel costs. “The trainees are required to choose the most economical means of transportation” (page 82, COST annotated rules).

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