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FAQ on the submission of proposals
29 May 2018
Modified: 29 May 2018
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I have got an idea/development/invention/research plan. How to get funding for implementation?

To win funding for a project idea, you have to submit a proposal in the open application system.

Proposals are assessed and ranked by anonymous reviewers and review panels to select the most promising projects for funding.

An up-to-date list of open calls is available at the NRDI Office’s website. 


I have got an idea/development/invention/research plan (hereinafter: project idea). Which call is suitable for me?

To select the right call for proposals, you must first check the list of calls which are still open (deadline is not expired) and are not suspended. An up-to-date list of open calls is available at the NRDI Office’s website.

When looking at the open calls, you should check the following in the call notification and the related application guidelines (the list below is not complete):

  • Do the project idea and the implementation circumstances fit with the objectives of the given call?
  • Each call defines priority areas. Do the priority characteristics of the project idea fit with the priorities of the call?
  • Is the applicant (i.e. the one who will implement the project idea) eligible?
  • Is the activity required for the implementation of the project idea eligible?
  • Some calls require the applicants to provide own funds for the implementation or disburse the funding to the applicant only after implementation (the amounts may vary by the type of applicants). In the light of this, do you have sufficient own funds for the project?
  • Isn’t the purpose, topic or implementer of the project excluded or restricted under the call?
  • Are the project costs eligible under the call?

If the implementation of the project idea meets the above criteria, you only must submit your proposal in line with the rules, for which you need to read the call documentation very carefully (call notification, application guidelines, other annexes).


How can I check if my person or my firm is eligible under the call?

The scope of eligible applicants is usually listed in the core text of the call published on the website but can be read in more detail in the “Eligibility criteria” chapter of the call notice. Note that both the call notice and the application guidelines may contain further criteria for applicants, so it is essential to carefully read the full documentation of the call (call notice, guidelines, other annexes) to see if you are eligible.


What is the deadline for submitting my proposal?

The submission deadline (not only date but exact time in most cases) is usually indicated also in the core summary of the call published on the website. This means that proposals can be submitted by a specific hour of a specific day through the online participant portal. If no exact time is specified on the website, please refer to the “Administrative information” chapter  of the call. If you cannot find any time indication here either, the submission deadline is 23:59 CET on the date specified in the call.

Note that the annexes listed in the call documentation must also be submitted in hard copies by the deadline specified separately in the call documentation.


What is the best way to stay updated on the calls announced by the NRDI Office?

You are recommended to sign up for the NRDI Office’s RSS feeds!
By subscribing to the Office’s RSS feeds, you will be instantly notified of all news about RDI calls, including any modifications to calls.

Please register also for the NRDI Office’s newsletter to learn about new calls.


What does submission by regular mail mean in the case of certain documents requested by the Office?

Certain documents (mainly proposals) may only be submitted by regular mail. You can comply with this requirement by using the services of Magyar Posta Zrt (Hungary’s state-owned postal company) or any couriers that ensure guaranteed delivery time under Act CLIX of 2012 on postal services. 

Updated: 29 May 2018
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