The NRDI Office facilitates the social and economic utilisation of discovery research findings by defining strategic areas where Hungary has sufficient researcher excellence for performing the tasks, making it possible to reach the goals faster and more efficiently. These initiatives involve research activities addressing large-scale interdisciplinary scientific and technological challenges which, due to their comprehensive nature and volume, can be implemented in long-term cooperation between scientific, industrial and social stakeholders and decision-makers.
The call is open to the consortia of research and knowledge-dissemination organisations and businesses in the following areas:
The call is financed from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund.
Submission of applications
The applications have to be submitted electronically on the Participant Portal (Pályázati e-ügyintézés) which can be reached through the www.palyazat.gov.hu website. Along with the application finalised in the online application form, applicants have to submit a duly executed statement certifying the electronic submission of the application. Submissions are accepted from the announcement of the online application form as long as available funds last, but no later than 28 February 2018 at 14:00 (CET).
Sub-programmes “B”, “D” and “E” are exclusively open to consortia. The number of consortium partners varies by sub-programme and consortium partners have to be legal entities with registered seat in Hungary or with registered seat in the European Economic Area and a branch office in Hungary, more specifically:
Eligible objectives and actions
Projects have to be implemented in the applicant’s seat, business premise or branch office in Hungary registered before the submission of the application. The following activities are eligible for funding independently:
Activities not eligible for funding independently:
The total budget of the call is HUF 5 billion (HUF 1 billion for each sub-programme) financed from the NRDI Fund.
Duration of the project
Funded projects shall be implemented within min. 36, max. 48 months from project launch. Eligible project costs can be declared from the start date specified in the grant agreement. The applicant shall maintain the project results for 3 years.