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Call for proposals to visit research groups supported by ERC (ERC_16_MOBIL)
Date of announcement: 30 august 2016
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Next deadline for submission:
Deadline for E-submission: 30 december 2017 16:00
30 december 2017
Deadline for application via post office: The postmark has to show a date before 24:00 on the 7th calendar day following the electronic submission.
Submitter of proposal
Budgetary institution
Beneficiary groups
Institution of higher education
Budget
HUF 200 000 000
Estimated number of funded projects
48-60 pcs
Funds available per project
HUF 3.15 - 4.095 Mn
Project duration
3- 4 months
Field of research activity
Fundamental research
Evaluator of proposals
NRDI Office
Date of publication of the call: 30 August 2016
Final deadline for submission: 30 December 2017


The call for proposals intends to contribute to the development of researchers affiliated with a research institution in Hungary and to the improvement of their applications in the support programs launched by ERC (Starting Grant (StG), Consolidator Grant (CoG), and Advanced Grant (AdG)), increasing the volume of ERC support as well as the international recognition of researchers and research institutions in Hungary. The call provides the opportunity for researchers affiliated with a research institution in Hungary to spend three to four months in order to conduct research and gain experience at a research group where the principal investigator is supported by a StG, a CoG, or an AdG. Researchers can gain direct experience on how to compose a successful ERC application, how to lead a research group supported by ERC, and how to submit a successful ERC application upon their return.

Who can apply

Host institutions and researchers are eligible to apply jointly as follows:

  • institutions of higher education, research centers, research institutions, budgetary organizations, institutions of budgetary organizations with a legal personality if they qualify as research institutions, with a seat and legal personality in Hungary

and

  • researcher with a PhD degree (with nostrification in case of non-EU countries) working in any field of science and affiliated with a research institution in Hungary being employed full-time, as a public servant or in other employee status by the host institution and meeting all further criteria detailed in the call.

Researchers already eligible to apply for AdG can only visit AdG grantees; those intending to apply for CoG can only visit CoG or AdG grantees; those applying for StG can visit StG, CoG, or AdG grantees. The declaration of the principal investigator of the ERC research group on the willingness to host the researcher for 3 to 4 months, to include him/her in the research project, and to assist him/her in gaining experience has to be attached to the proposal.

Scope of supported activities

In order to fully complete the activities included in the research and work plan of the thematic basic research proposal submitted to the NRDI Office the following expenses may be reimbursed: one roundtrip to and from the ERC research group, accommodation, local travel, per diem. In addition, the institution is entitled to an overhead of 3%. The total of the accountable expenses cannot exceed EUR 10,000 (HUF 3,150,000) for a three-month stay or EUR 13,000 (HUF 4,095,000) for a four-month stay. 

Available funds

In order to reach the goals of the call, the NRDI Office intends to secure a total amount of HUF 200 million for the period 2016–2017 from the NRDI Fund according to the law on the central budget and with reference to the program strategy of the NRDI Fund; the amount available for the disbursements in 2016 is HUF 100 million. Proposals may apply for a maximum of HUF 3.15 million for 3 months and a maximum of HUF 4.095 million for 4 months per project. The maximal intensity of the support is 100%, that is, completion of the projects does not require own sources.

Duration of the project

Duration of the project is minimum 3 months and maximum 4 months. Start of the project and accounting of the incurring costs is possible from the day following the decision of the NRDI Office at the earliest.

Submission of proposals

Submission of the proposals is possible until the indicated resources are available, by December 30, 2017, the latest. The NRDI Office evaluates the submitted proposals at the end of every quarter (March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31). Proposals submitted electronically by 16:00 on September 30, 2016, will be evaluated in the first round. A proposal submitted until this submission deadline can be considered duly submitted if it is electronically finalized by the researcher and approved by the host institution, and if the printed version also reaches the customer service address of the NRDI Office. The postmark has to show a date before 24:00 on the 7th calendar day following the electronic submission.

Regardless of the discipline, the proposals have to be submitted in English.

For details see the full version of the call.

Customer service contacts:
email: nkfialap@nkfih.gov.hu 
phone: +36 (1) 795 9500

Personal appointments (pree-booked only): H-1077 Budapest, Kéthly Anna sq. 1. (2nd floor)

Customer Service hours of operation: Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m to 4 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 12.00 a.m.

To ensure value-based professional evaluation of proposals arriving in large quantities from the fields of discovery and applied research and innovation, to assess professional reports of funded projects and to prepare policy opinions, the NRDI Office intends to expand its expert pool in all fields of expertise.

Professionals who have registered in the database of the NRDI Office can become responsible contributors, as independent peer-reviewers, to the evaluation process in which the professional quality, novelty content and commercialisation perspectives of the proposals as compared to the requested funding should be assessed as core considerations.

The registration process can be initiated through the registration form of the NRDI Office’s website. Registration is continuously open.

Requested data within the expert registration form include:

  • personal data, contact details (necessary for contracting review assignments);
  • classification of professional skills and competencies and research areas (to get review invitations fine-tuned to your field of expertise);
  • topics of the previously reviewed proposals;
  • present and past jobs, interest networks (in order to pre-screening of conflicts of interest in a given rview assignment), education, scientific titles, most important publications and intellectual works demonstrating your professional experience;
  • language skills.

Professionals once registered in the database of experts may be invited by the NRDI Office to review submitted proposals, to assess professional reports of funded projects and to contribute to policy opinions.

Each proposal is reviewed by several independent experts at the same time. Experts selected from the database to review proposals, to assess professional reports and facilitate expert opinions will be contracted by the NRDI Office on a case-by-case basis. When concluding such a contract experts must declare that the review assignment is not obstructed by any conflict of interest whatsoever. Depending on the competition type, written expert reviews must be prepared in 15-28 work days and submitted electronically via the online review portal of the NRDI Office.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information contact at phone +36 1 795 9500 or email at szakerto_regisztracio@nkfih.gov.hu

The NRDI Fund Programme Strategy for the year 2017, scheduling calls with a total budget over HUF 90 billion (EUR 295 million) has been endorsed by the Government decree 1762/2016. (XII.15.).

The timing and the budget of European-financed non-refundable and refundable RDI schemes under the EDIOP (GINOP) and CCHOP (VEKOP) programmes have been approved by the Government within the Annual Development Framework Programme, upon the proposal of the NRDI Office. Pursuant to the Government Decree 106/2018. (VI. 15.) on the amendment of certain Government Decrees related to development policy due to the Government being restructured, the 2nd priorities of the EDIOP/GINOP and CCHOP/VEKOP (i.e. research, technology development and innovation) operational programmes are commanded to the political responsibility of the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MIT) instead of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office as from 16 June 2018.

The chart below shows all calls for proposals and their budget relating to the main target areas (Corporate/Business RDI, Knowledge transfer between the industries and the academia/universities, Development of research infrastructure, Discovery research, Promotion of international cooperation programmes), split by the source of funding.

Source
Specificity
Budget
2015 (Bn HUF)

Budget
2016 (Bn HUF)

Budget
2017 (Bn HUF)

non-refundable
non-refundable
refundable
non-refundable
refundable
GINOP
Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme (EDIOP/GINOP) European funds for the entire country except the Central Hungary region
255.91
215.92
112.19
 17
80 
VEKOP
Competitive Central Hungary Operational Programme (CCHOP/VEKOP) European funds for the Central Hungary region
-
42.64
-

 5.49
NKFI Fund
National Research, Development and Innovation Fund made up of the innovation tax paid by enterprises
11.29
68.43
-
89.21
-

Target areas
Calls for proposals
Budget
2015 (Bn HUF)

Budget
2016 (Bn HUF)

Budget
2017 (Bn HUF)

non-refundable
non-refundable
refundable
non-refundable
non-refundable
Corporate/business RDI activities
Support of business RDI activities
GINOP-2.1.1-15; VEKOP-2.1.1-15; VÁLLALATI KFI_16;
50
22
 -

 -
-
19.97
 -
-
-
-
21
 -
35.44
-
Business RDI, loan
GINOP-8.1.1-16
-
-
40.09


Business RDI, combined with loan
GINOP-2.1.2-8.1.4-16
-
80
40
-
-
National technology and intellectual property, venture capital programme
GINOP-8.1.3/A-16
-
-
32,1


Smart specialisation, venture capital programme
GINOP-8.1.3/B-17; VEKOP 2.1.2-17
-
-
-
-
 70
-
-
-
-
 5.49
National Capital Fund
GINOP 8.6.3/A-17
-
-
-

10
Intellectual property rights
GINOP-2.1.3-15; IPARJOG_15
1
-

-

0.3
-
 -
0.1
-
Innovation voucher
GINOP-2.1.4-15
3
-
 -


Innovation ecosystem (start-up and spin-off)
GINOP-2.1.5-15; ÖKO_16
5
-



-
-
 -
1.5
-
Exportable innovative product development
GINOP-2.1.6-16
-
5
 -

-
Support for export oriented R&D activities of domestic businesses
Export_17
-
-
-
4.83
-
Prototype, product, technology and service development
GINOP-2.1.7-15; VEKOP-2.1.7-15;
20
25
 -


-
10.35
-
-
-
Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs through adaptive technological innovation
GINOP-2.1.8-17
-
-

17 
-
Knowledge transfer
R&D competitiveness and excellence cooperation programmes
GINOP-2.2.1-15; NVKP_16; VEKOP-2.2.1-16
50
52.92

-
-
-
2.29
-


-
28
-
-

Competitiveness and excellence cooperation programmes
VKE_17
-
-
-
16.73
-
Research infrastructure development of Higher Education and Industry Cooperation Centres
GINOP-2.3.4-15; FIEK_16
26.86
-
 -


-
8
-

-
Research infrastructure
Excellence of Strategic R&D centres
GINOP-2.3.2-15; VEKOP-2.3.2-16
40
25.71
 -
-
-
-
4.02
 


Strengthening research infrastructures - internationalisation, networking
GINOP-2.3.3-15; VEKOP-2.3.3-15
20
5.29
 -
-

-
6.01
 -
-

ELI laser research facility
GINOP-2.3.6-15
40.05
-

-

Discovery research and postdoctoral programmes
Researcher-initiated research projects
K_15; K_16; K_17
5.98
7
-
6.5
-
Postdoctoral research projects
PD 2015/1,2, 3
1.57
-
-
-
-
Postdoctoral excellence programme
PD_16; PD_17
-
1.8
-
1.5
-
Research projects initiated by young researchers
FK_17
-
-
-
3
-
Support of research teams with internationally prominent achievements
KH_17
-
-
-
1
-
National Excellence Programme
NKP_17
-
-
-
10
-
International RDI cooperation
National support for European Research Council (ERC) programme entries
ERC_HU_15 (450 MHUF); ERC_16_MOBIL (200 MHUF)
0.45
0.45
-
0.45
-
Researcher-initiated research projects based on international cooperation
NN_17, ANN_17, SNN_17; V4-Japan Joint Research Programme (2015: 45.5 MHUF); KNN_16 (2016: 72 MHUF);
-
-
-
1
-
Promotion of Hungarian participation in programmes and initiatives related to Horizon 2020
KKV_15 (2015-16: 60 MHUF, 2017: 100 MHUF); EU_KP_16 (230 MHUF); NEMZ_15 (1 380 MHUF);  NEMZ_16 (2016: 710 MHUF, 2017: 697.5 MHUF); ERA-NET Infect-ERA (2015: 40 MHUF, 2016: 40 MHUF); ERA-NET E-Rare-3 (2015: 45 MHUF, 2016: 45 MHUF, 2017: 45 MHUF); M-ERA.NET-2 (2015: 90 MHUF, 2016: 90 MHUF, 2017: 90 MHUF); JPND (2017: 190 MHUF); FLAG-ERA JTC (2015: 200 MHUF, 2017: 155 MHUF); Quant-ERA (2017: 90 MHUF); EUREKA_15 (400 MHUF); EUREKA_16 (2016: 400 MHUF, 2017: 400 MHUF); 
2.2
1.5
-
2.05
-
National complementary support to Hungarian projects under the Horizon 2020 Teaming Programme
-
-
-
1.91
 
Programme-based bilateral R&D cooperation projects
TÉT_15_IN (300 MHUF); TÉT_15_IL (310.93 MHUF); TÉT_16_CN (200 MHUF); TNN_16 (150 MHUF); INN_16 (150 MHUF)
UK_GYAK_17 (25 MHUF); TÉT_17_VN (200 MHUF); TÉT_17_IL (308,54 MHUF); TÉT_17_RU (150 MHUF); TR-NN_17 (150 MHUF); TÉT_17_IN (300 MHUF);

Support of bilateral S&T cooperation projects
TÉT_15_AT (20 MHUF); TÉT_15_TR (30 MHUF); TÉT_15_AR (50 MHUF); TÉT_15_MN (20 MHUF); TÉT_15_FR (20 MHUF); TÉT_15_CN (40 MHUF); TÉT_16_HR (20 MHUF); TÉT_16_SI (20 MHUF); TÉT_16_PT (20 MHUF); TÉT_16_RS (20 MHUF); TÉT_16_MC (20 MHUF); TÉT_16_FR (30 MHUF); TÉT_16_JP (50 MHUF); TÉT_17_AT (20 MHUF); TÉT_17_FR (20 MHUF);
0.79
0.68
-
3.2
-
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