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Winners of the call “Funding for research teams with significant achievements of internationally outstanding impact” (KH_17), 2nd round
Winners of the call “Funding for research teams with significant achievements of internationally outstanding impact” (KH_17), 2nd round
16 November 2017
Modified: 03 May 2018
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Recognising the international visibility of scientific performance, measured by innovation scoreboards, university rankings and the citation index of scientific publications, is gaining importance worldwide.

With the excellence programme titled “Funding for research teams with significant achievements of internationally outstanding impact” (KH_17), having a total budget of HUF 1 billion, the NRDI Office urges domestic research groups to achieve new results which greatly advance their field of science and lay the groundwork for further research, and to present them in the most visible international scientific fora. The call is open to researchers whose publication achieved an international citation index accounting for the top 5 percent in the given field of science within two years from the date of publication.

In the second assessment round of the KF_17 call, 30 out of the 33 proposals met the formal requirements. The decision preparation body has recommended 25 proposals for funding and 5 proposals to be rejected due to lack of funds to the President of the NRDI Office.

The call is planned to be announced again next year, where the proposals rejected due to lack of funds can be resubmitted.


Funding organisation: NRDI Office
Source: NRDI Fund
Date of decision: 15 November 2017

Principal investigator
Proposal title
Research institution
FTE (total)
Support awarded (Ft)
Date of excellent publication
Title of excellent publication
Zoltán Novák
Development of Novel Synthetic Methods Based on Borate and Fluoroalkyl Motifs
Eötvös Loránd University (Institute of Chemistry)
19 826 000
July 28, 2014
Efficient Copper-Catalyzed Trifluoromethylation of Aromatic and Heteroaromatic Iodides: The Beneficial Anchoring Effect of Borates
Vince Grolmusz
Mathematical analysis of biological graphs
Eötvös Loránd University (Department of Computer Science)
20 000 000
June - August 2015
A Note on the PageRank of Undirected Graphs
Orsolya Emőke Deák-Valkó
Seed banks and community assembly in grassland dynamics
University of Debrecen (Department of Ecology)
18 275 000
January 1, 2014
Environmental factors driving vegetation and seed bank diversity in alkali grasslands
Béla Tóthmérész
Linking biodiversity with ecosystems functions and services
University of Debrecen (Department of Ecology)
19 502 000
January 1, 2014
Soil extracellular enzyme activities are sensitive indicators of detrital inputs and carbon availability
Zsolt Kotroczó
The effects of quantitative and qualitative changes of soil organic matter on degrading soil biology processes and nutrient turnover
Szent István University (Department of Soil Science and Water Management)
20 000 000
March 2014
Soil enzyme activity in response to long-term organic matter manipulation
Edina Kundrát-Simon
Functionality of urban ecosystem: ecology, urban green area and air quality
University of Debrecen (Department of Ecology)
19 912 000
May 7, 2014
Elemental concentrations in deposited dust on leaves along an urbanization gradient
Sándor Nagy
Quantum renormalization group
University of Debrecen (Department of Theoretical Physics)
6 606 000
November 2014
Lectures on renormalization and asymptotic safety
Tamás Szabó
Improvement of the selective layer of composite membranes by graphene oxide
University of Szeged (Department of Physical Chemistry and Materials Science)
19 992 000
January 7, 2014
The structure of graphene oxide membranes in liquid water,ethanol and water-ethanol mixtures 
Péter Németh
Tracing peculiar diamond nanostructures
Research Center of Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry)
19 948 000
November 20, 2014
Lonsdaleite is faulted and twinned cubic diamond and does not exist as a discrete material
Miklós Rásonyi
Stationary processes in financial mathematics
Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, HAS
19 961 000
April 2015
Fragility of arbitrage and bubbles in local martingale diffusion models
András László Majdik
Robot localiyation using visual infromation
Computer and Automation Research Institute  HAS
19 099 000
October 2015
Air‐ground Matching: Appearance‐based GPS‐denied Urban Localization of Micro Aerial Vehicles
Tamás Turányi
Analysis and comparison of natural gas combustion reaction mechanisms
Eötvös Loránd University (Institute of Chemistry)
19 996 000
September 2014
Comparison of the performance of several recenthydrogen combustion mechanisms 
Krisztián Bányai
Rotavirus interferon antagonism
Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Institute for Veterinary Medical Research)
19 984 000
April 2015
Candidate new rotavirus species in sheltered dogs, Hungary
Gábor Czédli
Problems motivated by lattice theory and geometry and, in addition, special lattices
University of Szeged (Bolyai Institute)
11 595 000
October 2014
Patch extensions and trajectory colorings of slimrectangular lattices
Andrea Manno-Kovács
Multimodal feature fusion for establishing novel 3D saliency models
Computer and Automation Research Institute  HAS
19 252 000
October 2015
Orientation-selective building detection in aerial images
Csaba Bödör
Liquid biopsy based identification and monitoring of novel therapeutic targets in B-cell lymphomas
Semmelweis University (Dept. of Pathology and Experimental Cancer Research)
19 320 000
February 2014
Integrated genomic analysis identifies recurrent mutations and evolution patterns driving the initiation and progression of follicular lymphoma
László Pásztor
Elaboration of spatial predictions together with modelling of their uncertainty for specific functions and processes of soils applying spatial statistical and machine learning methods
Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Institute for Soil Sciences and Agricultural Chemistry)
19 936 000
September 15, 2016
Maps of hevy metals in the soils of the European Union and proposed priority for detailed assessment
Gyula Ostoros
Investigating KRAS status and the efficacy of anti-VEGF treatment in advanced lung adenocarcinoma
Koranyi National Institute for Pulmonology
19 886 000
July 2014
Subtype-specific KRAS mutations in advanced lung adenocarcinoma: A retrospective study of patients treated with palatinum-based chemoherapy
Péter Nagy
Cooperative actions of Trx/GSH systems and the CARS2 system in mediating protein polysulfidation
National Institute of Oncology
19 932 000
January 22, 2016
A novel persulfide detection method reveals protein persulfide- and polysulfide-reducing functions of thioredoxin and glutathione systems.
Pál Maurovich-Horvat
Utility of low dose dynamic perfusion CT using novel iterative image reconstruction algorithm
Semmelweis University
18 912 000
August 11, 2015
The effect of interative model reconstruction on coronary artery calcium quantification
Péter Erdos
Sampling degree sequence realizations (DegreeSampling)
Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics HAS
16 435 000
August 26, 2015
Exact sampling of graphs with prescribed degree correlations
László Acsády
Neural basis of stress induced sleep disturbances
Institute of Experimental Medicine Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Laboratory of Thalamus Research)
20 000 000
December 2014
Convergence of Cortical and Sensory Driver Inputs on Single Thalamocortical Cells
László Nagy
Dissecting the transcriptional network allowing macrophages to control angiogenesis
University of Debrecen (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
20 000 000
July 15, 2014
The active enhancer network operated by liganded RXRsupports angiogenic activity in machrophages
Károly Tőkési
Ultrafast dynamics in intense laser-matter interaction
Institute for Nuclear Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Laboratory of Electronics and Detector Development)
20 000 000
July 19, 2016
Semiclassical two-step model for strong-field ionization
Róbert Horváth
Bacteria on optical biochips: fundamentals and model systems
MTA Centre for Energy Research (Institute of Technical Physics and Materials Science)
19 972 000
February 7, 2014
Dependence of cancer cell adhesion kinetics on integrin ligand surface density measured by a high-throughput label-free resonant waveguide grating biosensor

Updated: 03 May 2018
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