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Research projects initiated by young researchers (FK_18)
Date of announcement: 21 december 2017
Last modified:
Next deadline for submission:
Deadline for E-submission: 12 february 2018 16:00
12 february 2018
Deadline for application via post office: 19 February 2018
Submitter of proposal
Budgetary institution, Enterprise, Non-profit organisation
Beneficiary groups
Institution of higher education, Institution of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS/MTA), Other budgetary research institution, Enterprise-based research organisation, Non-profit research organisation
Number of applications
200-225 pcs
Funds available per project
HUF 40 Mn
Project duration
max. 4 years
Field of research activity
Fundamental research
Evaluator of proposals
NRDI Office
Date of publication of the call: 21 December 2017
Deadline for submission: 12 February 2018, 16:00 CET


The call aims to support the promising research activity of talented young researchers (under 40 years of age as of 12 February 2018) who want to establish an independent research group and start their own independent discovery research project. The call is financed from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund.

In addition to the present call, there are further funding schemes dedicated to the promotion of discovery science: for experienced researchers with international achievements (K_18), for research projects based on international cooperation (), and for covering the wage-like costs of postdoctors (PD_18).

Total budget of the call

The combined budget of K_18 and FK_18 calls is HUF 9.4 billion.

The amount and intensity of funding

According to the call, the maximum amount of funding is HUF 40 million per project for a period of up to 48 months. For periods shorter than 48 months the amount of requested funding must be reduced on a pro rata basis. Applicants are requested to draft their estimated budget in view of the research costs generally applicable to the given field of science. The evaluation panel will also examine whether the estimated budget is realistic: both an underestimated and an overestimated budget can lead to negative assessment.

Duration of the project

The maximum duration of projects is 48 months. Projects shall commence between 1 September 2018 and 1 December 2018. The earliest date for reporting costs is the project start date specified in the funding agreement.

Submission of applications

Complying with its legal obligation, the NRDI Office enables applicants to submit their applications exclusively electronically. In this case, the documents required in Point “H” of the call to be submitted by regular mail / with electronic signature must be signed electronically as specified in Point “H” of the call and attached to the application on the Online Application Portal by the deadline for electronic submission, that is, by 12 February 2018 at 16:00 (CET).

Please note that all documents required to be submitted by regular mail/with electronic signature must be submitted in the same way, that is, all documents must be submitted to the NRDI Office either by regular mail or electronically provided with electronic signature.

In the case of regular mail, the submission is successful if the proposal was finalised electronically by the applicant and approved by the head of the host institution by 12 February 2018, and if the documents required in Point “H” of the call to be submitted by regular mail were sent to the Customer Service of the NRDI Office postmarked no later than 19 February 2018. In the case of electronic submission, the submission is successful if the proposal was finalised electronically by the applicant and approved by the head of the host institution by 12 February 2018, and if the electronically signed versions of the documents required in Point “H” of the call to be submitted by regular mail / with electronic signature were submitted through the Online Application Portal.

All applications must be submitted in English irrespective of the field of science. An exemption may, however, be made if the NRDI Office has given its prior consent – upon a separate request – to the submission of the application in Hungarian with reference to the fact that, according to the reasons provided by the applicant, the research project can only be properly assessed by Hungarian experts. Requests together with justification have to be submitted before writing the application but no later than 25 January 2018 to the customer service of the NRDI Office, addressed to the Vice President for Research and Development of the NRDI Office at nkfialap@nkfih.gov.hu.

Eligible applicants

Eligible applicants include the following types of organisations having a legal personality and a registered seat in Hungary:

  • higher education institution, research centre, research institution, budgetary organ or a budgetary organ institution with legal personality if it qualifies as a research facility under the law;
  • a business company which has at least two completed business years, maintains double-entry accounting and is not subject to the simplified entrepreneurial tax (EVA) or the small taxpayers’ itemized lump sum tax (KATA), provided that it should pursue RDI activities (it can only apply for funding for non-economic activities); or
  • a non-profit organisation if it qualifies as a research centre under the law.

The host institution and the Hungarian or foreign national researcher (principal investigator) can apply jointly subject to the conditions specified in the call. The FK_18 call is open to principal investigators who have not reached the age of 40 by 12 February 2018. The principal investigator is eligible for preferential terms in respect of the age limit by making reference to child rearing, prolonged illness, taking care of a close relative, clinical practice or compulsory military service. The eligibility may be certified any time before the submission of the application. During the project implementation period the Hungarian or foreign national researcher has to be a worker of the host institution under an employment contract, civil service contract, works contract or other contract aimed at performing work.

Projects can also be implemented by consortia.

Eligible objectives and actions

Those actions are eligible which aim to achieve the key objectives developed on the basis of the research and work plan specified in the proposal, in any field of science and set out in the research project plan submitted to the NRDI Office.

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.

Research projects initiated by young researchers (FK_18)
Research projects initiated by young researchers (FK_18), with a total budget of HUF 2,9 billion, provides targeted funding to the independent scientific work of researchers aged under 40 years.

The call was open for promising researcher-initiated basic research projects in any field of science without thematic priorities, with the main idea to enable young researchers to launch independent research projects in their own research group in Hungary.

The assessment process followed the mechanism applied to thematic project proposals: proposals were assessed by anonymous experts against the criteria indicated in the Application Guidelines, with the involvement of expert panels and specialised scientific councils. Accepting the recommendation of the decision preparation bodies, the President of the NRDI Office agreed on the funding of 93 project proposals with the following distribution between fields of science:

 

Field of science
Number of submitted proposals
(pcs)
Number of funded projects
(pcs)
Total amount claimed
(in HUF thousands)
Total amount awarded
(in HUF thousands)
Council of Humanities and Social Sciences
52
18
1 272 605
453 165
Council of Physical Sciences
72
30
2 200 072
858 860
Council of Complex Environmental Sciences
51
16
1 624 990
532 403
Council of Medical and Biological Sciences
101
29
3 421 438
1 047 895
Total
276
93
8 519 105
2 892 323

 

FUNDED PROJECTS

Funding organisation: NRDI Office
Source: NRDI Fund
Date of decision: 8 August 2018

 

Evaluation panel
Project code
Principal investigator/Project title/Research organisation
Project period
(month)
Amount of awarded funds
(in HUF thousands)
Political Science, Law and Govemment Sciences
128822
Andrea Borbíró: Deterrence, labeling and reintegration - Towards a comprehensive theory of punishment (Eötvös Loránd University)
48
27 224
Political Science, Law and Govemment Sciences
129018
Fruzsina Gárdos-Orosz: How does the law adapt, resist and learn? The responsiveness of the Hungarian legal system 2010-2018 (Center for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
36
18 914
Economics
127959
Anikó Bíró: Health and economic activity at ages 50 and above (Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
39 288
Economics
127972
Gábor Király: Future of business education (Budapest Business School)
48
17 677
Economics
128232
Jeremiás Máté Balogh: Analysing the Environmental Effects of International Agro-food Trade (Corvinus University of Budapest)
48
9 924
Literature
128492
Ábel Tamás: The frontiers of ancient lyric poetry (Eötvös Loránd University)
48
11 977
Linguistics
128518
Judit Farkas: The Syntax of Hybrid Categories (University of Pécs)
48
15 763
Linguistics
128814
Tekla Etelka Gráczi: Interspeaker and intraspeaker variability of phonetic parameters in Hungarian (Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
39 243
Linguistics
129235
Nikolett Mus: Theoretical and experimental approaches to dialectal variation and contact-induced change: a case study of Tundra Nenets (Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
33 828
Psychology and Education
128100
Péter Simor: From sleep microstructure to subjective experience: Cortical networks, information-processing and dream experiences in light of psychophysiological investigations (Eötvös Loránd University)
48
39 897
Psychology and Education
128242
Anna Vargáné Kis: The dog as a model for hemispatial neglect. Behavioural and psychophysiological parallels (Research Center of Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
39 748
Psychology and Education
128614
Gyöngyi Kökönyei: Mental and somatic health among young people in the context of perseverative cognition (Eötvös Loránd University)
48
37 323
Archeology
128013
Tamás Hajdu: Cultural or demic diffusion?  Transformations of population and subsistence strategies in the 2nd millennium B.C. in the Carpathian Basin (Eötvös Loránd University)
48
39 117
Society
127978
Borbála Simonovits: Trust and Discrimination in the Sharing Economy—With a Special Focus on Collaborative Consumption Platforms (TARKI)
36
28 904
Society
128669
Róza Emília Barna: Creative labour in the Hungarian music industry (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
48
8 444
Society
128981
Zoltán Kmetty: Text analytics and Social Media research (Eötvös Loránd University)
36
11 480
Society
129138
Domonkos Sik: Solidarity in late modernity (Eötvös Loránd University)
24
9 390
History
128978
Gábor Demeter: Knowledge, Landscape, Nation and Empire: Practices of knowing and transforming landscape in Hungary and the Balkans, 1850-1945 (Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
36
25 024
Physics
128077
Zsuzsanna Pápa: Plasmon dynamics of nanosystems on femtosecond timescales (Wigner Research Centre for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
26 104
Physics
128548
Andrea Opitz: Inner Heliosphere (Wigner Research Centre for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
39 948
Physics
128656
Szilvia Pothoczki: Structural study of hydroxy-containing compounds in aqueous solutions (Wigner Research Centre for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
13 686
Physics
128789
Michael Charles Abbott: Mixed-mass String Integrability (Wigner Research Centre for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
15 253
Physics
128924
Aranka Derzsi: Control of ion properties in low-pressure radiofrequency gas discharges relevant for surface processing (Wigner Research Centre for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
17 830
Physics
129134
Zoltán Tibai: Carrier-envelope phase controlled few-cycle pulse generation by undulator radiation (University of Pécs)
36
21 252
Physics
129137
Judit Muraközy: Properties of the decay process of sunspot groups (Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
16 681
Engineering, Metallurgy, Architecture and Transport Sciences
127970
Balázs György Illés: Investigating reliability problems of high tin content solder alloys (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
48
36 529
Engineering, Metallurgy, Architecture and Transport Sciences
128429
Sándor Baranya: Analysis of river flow-bed interactions (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
48
39 967
Engineering, Metallurgy, Architecture and Transport Sciences
128636
Ambrus Zelei: Dynamics of human and artificial legged locomotion – running towards model-based predictions (Office for Research Groups Attached to Universities and Other Institutions of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
46
38 276
Engineering, Metallurgy, Architecture and Transport Sciences
128662
Attila Kossa: Mechanics of Gecko-Inspired Dry Adhesives (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
36
13 974
Engineering, Metallurgy, Architecture and Transport Sciences
128663
Zsuzsa Szalay: Optimisation of buildings and building elements from life cycle and building physics perspective based on complex numeric modelling (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
48
39 303
Engineering, Metallurgy, Architecture and Transport Sciences
129055
Csaba Kővágó: Experimental investigation biological effects of subchronic welding fume inhalation in mouse model with special regard to Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding, ozone ant thorium emission and the metal fume fever syndrome (University of Veterinary)
48
40 000
Informatics and Electrical Engineering
128233
László Toka: From data to theory: analizing dynamics in team sports (Office for Research Groups Attached to Universities and Other Institutions of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
40 000
Informatics and Electrical Engineering
128615
Dávid Sztahó: FORENSICspeech: Forensic Voice analysis using Hungarian follow-up voice database (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
48
36 612
Informatics and Electrical Engineering
128901
Norbert Nagy: Thin film integrity check by capillary bridge test (MTA Centre for Energy Research)
48
21 264
Chemistry 1
128327
András Deák: Nanoparticles with surface patchiness - preparation and self-assembly (MTA Centre for Energy Research)
48
31 332
Chemistry 1
128333
Henrietta Horváth: Efficient reversible chemical hydrogen storage – towards a viable practical device (University of Debrecen)
36
26 426
Chemistry 1
128350
Krisztián Horváth: Bioactive macromolecules and ions: Study of equilibrium and kinetic processes influencing high performance analytical separations (University of Pannonia)
48
29 982
Chemistry 1
128440
Zsuzsanna Eke: Investigation of Compounds Migrating from Food Contact Materials (Eötvös Loránd University)
48
36 813
Chemistry 1
129038
Ágnes Dörnyei: Development of mass spectrometry-based prediction strategies for lipid A structures of bacterial endotoxins (University of Pécs)
48
31 668
Chemistry 2
128135
Attila Balogh: Exploration of fiber spinning techniques as an advanced link between continuous drug synthesis and formulation (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
48
31 608
Chemistry 2
128209
Mihály Herczeg: Development of a synthetic method for the preparation of L-hexoses for synthesis of oligosaccharides and their applications for the economical synthesis of heparin analogues (University of Debrecen)
48
35 745
Chemistry 2
128352
Katalin Bordácsné Bocz: Research for new flame retardancy methods and mechanisms for the development of lightweight polymer composites (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
48
33 088
Chemistry 2
128766
Marietta Vágvölgyiné dr. Tóth: New chemical transformations of sugar imine and glycal derivatives (University of Debrecen)
48
39 824
Chemistry 2
128783
Lajos Nagy: Kinetic study of the reaction of industrially important aliphatic isocyanates with alcohols (University of Debrecen)
48
20 000
Chemistry 2
129270
Károly Renner: Hybrid composites: structure, properties, functionality (Research Center of Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
38 089
Mathematics and Computing Science
127906
Gergely Zábrádi: P-adic arithmetic (Eötvös Loránd University)
48
15 325
Mathematics and Computing Science
128673
Kristóf Bérczi: Matroidal optimization (Eötvös Loránd University)
48
19 860
Mathematics and Computing Science
128972
Miklós Pálfia: Means and probability theory in metric and operator spaces (University of Szeged)
48
12 421
Earth sciences 1
128312
Attila Petrik: Cenozoic volcanic and structural evolution of the north-eastern part of the Pannonian Basin (Office for Research Groups Attached to Universities and Other Institutions of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
39 894
Earth sciences 1
128741
Attila Virág: Developing a landmark based system for studying taxonomic and phylogenetic issues of vertebrates with various tooth morphologies (Office for Research Groups Attached to Universities and Other Institutions of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
8 093
Earth sciences 2
128230
Csilla Hényel-Király: Complex interpretation of grain size and particle shape analysis of paleosols (Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
16 904
Earth sciences 2
128709
Anikó Kern: Remote sensing based detection of the effects of biotic and abiotic factors on vegetation activity in the Carpathian-Basin (Eötvös Loránd University)
48
27 792
Complex agricultural sciences
128021
Sándor Gonda: Examination of endophytic fungi and postharvest changes of horseradish roots (University of Debrecen)
48
39 200
Complex agricultural sciences
128637
Zsolt Gulyás: Characterization of the strigolactone biosynthesis-related D27-like gene in plants (Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
37 720
Complex agricultural sciences
129061
Ágnes Szepesi: Investigation of interactions between the polyamine catabolism and hypusination processes in tomatoes during salt stress (University of Szeged)
48
25 348
Plant and animal breeding
128705
András Ács: Evaluation of combined effects of antibiotics and endocrine disrupting chemicals on fish growth (Szent István University)
48
32 095
Plant and animal breeding
128793
Zsuzsanna Benyóné György: Analysis of biosynthetic pathways that lead to the glycoside production of Rhodiola rosea (Szent István University)
48
38 925
Plant and animal breeding
128920
Laura Alexandra Zsigmond: Engineering of rapeseed redox pathways to improve environmental stress tolerance. (Biological Research Center of HAS)
48
39 916
Plant and animal breeding
128997
Katalin Pichererné Dr. Gémes: Improving plant regeneration through the manipulation of polyamine metabolism (University of Szeged)
48
39 583
Ecology and evolution
127917
Eszter Szöllősi: Determinants of blood parasite infections in birds (Eötvös Loránd University)
48
39 998
Ecology and evolution
127939
Balázs András Lukács: Colonization-naturalization ability of alien aquatic plants and trait based-assembly of their communities (Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
33 600
Ecology and evolution
127996
Melinda Halassy: The application of filter-based assembly models in the restoration of sand grasslands (Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
36 359
Ecology and evolution
128465
Anikó Csecserits: Impact of invasive plant species establishment, spreading and management on semi-natural and regenerating habitats (Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
37 040
Ecology and evolution
128775
Zoltán István Farkas: Overcoming haploinsufficiency: an experimental platform to test the evolution of dominance (Biological Research Center of HAS)
48
39 936
Physiology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Endocrinology
128116
Balázs Horváth: Dynamic regulation of the late sodium current in ventricular cardiomyocytes (University of Debrecen)
36
30 000
Physiology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Endocrinology
128387
Edit Mikó: Old molecules gain new function: Bile acids in carcinogenesis (University of Debrecen)
48
39 429
Physiology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Endocrinology
128809
Miklós Fagyas: Endogenous regulation of angiotensin converting enzyme by posttranslational modifications and its involvement in cardiovascular disease development (University of Debrecen)
48
28 990
Physiology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Endocrinology
129094
Márta Julianna Sárközy: Experimental investigation of the pathomechanisms of radiation-induced heart disease: the role of microRNAs (University of Szeged)
48
39 337
Physiology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Endocrinology
129117
Norbert Nagy: Investigation of the mechanism of spontaneous automaticity in cardiac nodal tissues: does the potential „pacemaker-reserve” exist? (University of Szeged)
48
40 000
Physiology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Endocrinology
129190
Tamás Atlasz: The effects of PACAP in different retinal degenerations (University of Pécs)
48
34 274
Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
127938
Anna Szécsényi-Nagy: Human population genetic research of the present-day Carpathian basin (Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
39 759
Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
127942
András Szabó: Molecular pathomechanism of SPINK1 mutations in pancreatitis (University of Debrecen)
36
28 928
Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
128133
Rita Pancsa: The interplay of alternative splicing and the assembly of membraneless organelles (Research Center of Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
39 993
Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
128252
Dóra Tombácz: Using OMICS approach for the analysis of viral gene expression (University of Szeged)
48
27 000
Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
128916
Dorottya Kalapis: Unraveling the impact of compensatory evolution on metabolic divergence (Biological Research Center of HAS)
48
39 936
Neurosciences
128191
Manó Aliczki: Trauma-induced changes of the endocannabinoid system in circuits regulating fear responses and their involvement in the behavioral outcome of trauma exposure (Institute of Experimental Medicine Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
39 994
Neurosciences
128648
Attila Keresztes: The Aging Human Hippocampal Network: Loss of Specificity (Research Center of Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
39 279
Neurosciences
129019
Albert Miklós Barth: The non-serotonergic median raphe control of fear memory consolidation and retrieval (Institute of Experimental Medicine Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
39 912
Neurosciences
129120
Dániel Hillier: The role of retinal direction selectivity in cortical computation and perception of visual motion (Research Center of Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
40 000
Neurosciences
129296
Máté Tóth: Threat detection in the bed nucleus of stria terminalis: dissection of specific neuronal populations mediating innate and learned fear (Institute of Experimental Medicine Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
39 989
Immunity, Cancer and Microbiology
128294
Kitti Linda Pázmándi: Investigation of the activity of cytosolic sensors and their regulation in plasmacytoid dendritic cells (University of Debrecen)
36
29 955
Immunity, Cancer and Microbiology
128376
Roland Csépányi-Kömi: Role of ARHGAP25 in patomechanism of inflammatory diseases (Semmelweis University)
48
31 462
Immunity, Cancer and Microbiology
128404
Anna Sebestyén: Metabolic tissue heterogeneity related alterations in mTOR activity and their role in tumour biology (Semmelweis University)
48
36 892
Immunity, Cancer and Microbiology
128533
Eszter Csoma: Human polyomaviruses: functional analyzis of genomes and prevalence study (University of Debrecen)
48
21 414
Immunity, Cancer and Microbiology
129206
Eszter Mária Horváth: Role of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase activation of immune cells in inflammatory bowel disease (Semmelweis University)
48
29 160
Clinical Medicine
128582
Zsuzsa Bagoly: Factor XIII, thrombin generation and fibrinolysis in patients with chronic inflammatory disorders (University of Debrecen)
48
37 752
Clinical Medicine
128832
Zsuzsanna Lengyel: Investigation on the role of circadian system in pathological skin conditions (University of Pécs)
48
38 104
Clinical Medicine
129237
Dorottya Czövek: Lung structure and function in cystic fibrosis: from newborn screening to lung transplantation (Semmelweis University)
48
39 543
Clinical Medicine
129266
Anita Bálint: THERAPEUTIC UTILITY OF TARGETED VS. UNTARGETED FECAL MICROBIOTA TRANSPLANTATION BASED ON QUALITATIVE MICROBIOTA COMPOSITIOIN IN INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES (University of Szeged)
48
39 724
Molecular and Structural Biology and Biochemistry
128654
Attila Gergely Végh: Mechanobiology of the neurovascular unit in health and disease (Biological Research Center of HAS)
48
39 852
Molecular and Structural Biology and Biochemistry
128956
Zsolt Mártonfalvi: Role of phosphorylation in the nanomechanics of titin (Semmelweis University)
48
38 098
Molecular and Structural Biology and Biochemistry
128977
Milán Szabó: The role of type II NAD(P)H dehydrogenase in the photosynthetic cyclic electron transport of microalgae (Biological Research Center of HAS)
48
39 185
Cellular and Developmental Biology
128751
Csilla Laczka: Development of new tools for studying the function and drug interaction pattern of organic anion transporters (Research Center of Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
48
39 934
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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 2019 has been endorsed by Government decree 1622/2019. (X.31.).
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 the calls for proposals and their budget relating to the main target areas, broken down by the sources of funding and the years:

  • Corporate/Business RDI
  • Excellence programmes for institutions
  • Development of research infrastructure
  • Excellence programmes for researchers, and
  • Promotion of international cooperation programmes.
Source
Specificity
Budget
2015
(Bn HUF)

Budget
2016
(Bn HUF)

Budget
2017
(Bn HUF)

Budget
2018
(Bn HUF)

Budget
2019
(Bn HUF)

non-
refund-
able

non-
refund-
able

refund-
able
non-
refund-
able

refund-
able
non-
refund-
able

refund-
able
non-
refund-
able

refund-
able
GINOP
Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme (EDIOP/GINOP) European funds for the entire country except the Central Hungary region
391,721 56,035
112,19
36,717
70
10,684
-
6,21
-
VEKOP
Competitive Central Hungary Operational Programme (CCHOP/VEKOP)European funds for the Central Hungary region
-
42,64
-

 5,49
-
-
-
-
NKFI Alap
National Research, Development and Innovation Fund made up of the innovation tax paid by enterprises
11,29
68,43
-
87,34 -
79,47
-
77,284
-

Target areas Calls for proposals Budget
2015
(Bn HUF)

Budget
2016
(Bn HUF)

Budget
2017
(Bn HUF)

Budget
2018
(Bn HUF)

Budget
2019
(Bn HUF)

non-
refund-
able
non-
refund-
able
refund-
able
non-
refund-
able
refund-
able
non-
refund-
able
refund-
able
non-
refund-
able
refund-
able

Corporate/
business RDI
Support of business RDI activities
Support of business RDI activities
GINOP-2.1.1-15
73,39

 

 




Support of business RDI activities
VEKOP-2.1.1-15
  19,97







Support of business RDI activities
KFI_16

21
 
35,44





Funding to SMEs and large companies for RDI activities
2018-1.1.2-KFI
          20      
Funding to micro and small enterprises for innovation activities
2018-1.1.1-MKI





10



Support for market-driven research, development and innovation projects
2019-1.1.1-PIACI_KFI
              45  
Open Innovation
2019-1.4.1-NYÍLT
              1  
Business RDI, loan
Support of business RDI activities loan scheme l
GINOP-8.1.1-16


18,59  





Business RDI, combined with loan
Business RDI combined with loan
GINOP-2.1.2-8.1.4-16

54,81
61,50






National technology and intellectual property venture capital programme
National technology and intellectual property venture capital programme
GINOP-8.1.3/A-16


32,1






Smart specialisation venture capital programme
Smart specialisation venture capital programme
GINOP-8.1.3/B-17




 70




Smart specialisation venture capital programme
VEKOP 2.1.2-17




 5,49




Intellectual property rights
Intellectual property rights
GINOP-2.1.3-15
0,251







Support of activities fostering the domestic and international protection of intellectual property with the aim of facilitating the utilisation of such intellectual property
IPARJOG_15
0,3


0,1

0,2 

0,11

Innovation voucher
Innovation voucher
GINOP-2.1.4-15
0,163


 
 




Innovation ecosystem
Innovation ecosystem – start-up and spin-off
GINOP-2.1.5-15
4,714


 




Innovation ecosystem (start-up)
ÖKO_16


  1,5





Exportable innovative product development
Support of exportable innovative product development for an innovation-driven export expansion
GINOP-2.1.6-16

1,225

 





Funding for the export oriented R&D activities of domestic businesses
Export_17



4,83





Prototype, product, technology and service development
Prototype, product, technology and service development
GINOP-2.1.7-15
48,79








Prototype, product, technology and service development
VEKOP-2.1.7-15

10,35







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

 

36,717
 




Institutional excellence programmes

R&D competitiveness and excellence cooperations
R&D competitiveness and excellence cooperations
GINOP-2.2.1-15
93,764

 
 
 




Competitiveness and excellence cooperations
VEKOP-2.2.1-16

2,29

 





National Competitiveness and Excellence Programme
NVKP_16

28

 





R&D competitiveness and excellence cooperations
GINOP-2.2.1-18
          10,684      
National Excellence Programme
2018.1.2.1-NKP





5



Competitiveness and excellence cooperations
VKE_17
      16,73          
Competitiveness and excellence cooperations
2018-1.3.1-VKE





26



Research infrastructure development of Higher Education and Industry Cooperation Centres
Research infrastructure development of Higher Education and Industry Cooperation Centres
GINOP-2.3.4-15
38,86








Research infrastructure development of Higher Education and Industry Cooperation Centres
FIEK_16

8







Establishment of centres of competence – development of research infrastructures
Establishment of centres of competence – development of research infrastructures
2019-1.3.1-KK
              8,5  
University Innovation Ecosystem
University Innovation Ecosystem
2019-1.2.1-EGYETEMI ÖKO







1,94

Infrastructure
Excellence of Strategic R&D centres
Excellence of Strategic R&D centres
GINOP-2.3.2-15
64,25

 






Excellence of Strategic R&D centres
VEKOP-2.3.2-16

4,02

 





Strengthening research infrastructure - internationalisation, networking
Strengthening research infrastructure - internationalisation, networking
GINOP-2.3.3-15
25,29

 





 
Strengthening research infrastructure - internationalisation, networking
VEKOP-2.3.3-15

6,01





   
ELI laser research centre
Implementation of the ELI laser research centre (ELI-ALPS) large project, Phase 2
GINOP-2.3.6-15
42,249                

Research infrastructures for excellence
GINOP-2.3.7-19








6,21

Research Excellence Programmes
Researcher-initiated research projects
Researcher-initiated research projects
K_15; K_16; K_17
5,98
7

6,5

 
 
 
 
Researcher-initiated research projects
K_18
Research projects initiated by young researchers
FK_18





9,4



Thematic research projects and thematic research projects based on international cooperation
K_19; ANN_19; SNN_19
              5,8  
Postdoctoral programme
Postdoctoral programme
PD 2015/1,2,3
1,57








Postdoctoral excellence programme
Postdoctoral excellence programme
PD_16; PD_17; PD_18; PD_19

1,8

1,5

1,5

4

Research projects initiated by young researchers  
Research projects initiated by young researchers
FK_17; FK_19



3




Research teams with significant achievements of internationally outstanding impact
Research teams with significant achievements of internationally outstanding impact
KH_17; KH_18; KH_19



1

1,2
 
1

Frontline – Research Excellence Programme
Frontline – Research Excellence Programmem
KKP_17, KKP_19; KKP_20






 

 
Mecenatúra (Patronage) programme
Mecenatúra (Patronage) programme               1  
Kabay Programme
Kabay Programme               1  
National Excellence Programme
National Excellence Programme
NKP_17



10


 

 
International cooperation
Request national funds in connection with the research funding programmes of the European Research Council
ERC_HU_15 (450 Bn HUF); ERC_16_MOBIL (200 Bn HUF);
0,45
0,45

0,1

 0,1

 

Research projects based on international cooperationk
NN_17, ANN_17, SNN_17; V4-Japan Joint Research programme (2015: 45,5 Bn HUF); KNN_16 (2016: 72 Bn HUF); NN_18, ANN_18, SNN_18



1

1



Support to foster Hungarian participation in the Horizon 2020 joint programmes and joint technology initiatives
KKV_15 (2015-16: 60 Bn HUF, 2017: 100 Bn HUF); 2018-2.1.4-KKV (2018: 100 Bn HUF); EU_KP_16 (2017 84,7 Bn HUF); 2018-2.1.2-EU_KP_16 (230 Bn HUF, 2018: 80 Bn HUF); NEMZ_15 (1 380 Bn HUF);  NEMZ_16 (2016: 710 Bn HUF, 2017: 697,5 Bn HUF); 2018-2.1.5-NEMZ (2018: 442 Bn HUF); 2018-2.1.6-NEMZ_ECSEL (2018: 760 Bn HUF); ERA-NET Infect-ERA (2015: 40 Bn HUF, 2016: 40 Bn HUF); ERA-NET E-Rare-3 (2015: 45 Bn HUF, 2016: 45 Bn HUF, 2017: 45 Bn HUF, 2018: 46,5 Bn HUF); M-ERA.NET-2 (2015: 90 Bn HUF, 2016: 90 Bn HUF, 2017: 90 Bn HUF); JPND (2017: 190 Bn HUF, 2018: 200 Bn HUF); FLAG-ERA JTC (2015: 200 Bn HUF, 2017: 155 Bn HUF); Quant-ERA (2017: 90 Bn HUF, 2018: 93 Bn HUF); ERA PerMed (2017: 100 Bn HUF); EUREKA_15 (400 Bn HUF); EUREKA_16 (2016: 400 Bn HUF, 2017: 400 Bn HUF); 2018-2.1.3-EUREKA (2018: 75 Bn HUF); 2019-2.1.2-NEMZ (2019: 395 Bn HUF), 2019-2.1.3-NEMZ_ECSEL (2019: 707 Bn HUF), 2019-2.1.6-NEMZ_KI (2019: 100 Bn HUF), 2019-2.1.4_KKV (2019: 100 Bn HUF), 2019-2.1.5-EU_KP (2019: 80 Bn HUF), 2019-2.1.1-EUREKA (2019: 500 Bn HUF), 2019-2.1.7-ERA-NET (2019: 832,5 Bn HUF), EIT KIC (500 Bn HUF) 2,2
1,5

1,9

 1,4

 3,214
 
H2020 Teaming
H2020 Teaming



1,91



 

Programme-based bilateral R&D cooperation projects
TÉT_1517_IN (2017: 300 Bn HUF); TÉT_1517_IL (310,932017: 311 Bn HUF); TÉT_1617_CN (2017: 200 Bn HUF); TNN_16 (2017: 150 Bn HUF); INN_16 (2017: 150 Bn HUF); TÉT_17_VN (2017: 200 Bn HUF); KRP (2017: 154 Bn HUF); TÉT_17_RU (2017: 150 Bn HUF); TR-NN_17 (2017: 150 Bn HUF); 2018-2.1.17-TÉT-KR (2018: 200 Bn HUF); 2018-2.1.16-TÉT-IL (2018: 310 Bn HUF); 2019-2.1.14-ÖNVEZETŐ (2019: 100 Bn HUF), vietnami TéT (200 Bn HUF), indiai TéT (300 Bn HUF) 0,79
0,68
  1,83
   0,67
  1,72
 
Support of Bilateral science and technology (S&T) cooperation        

TÉT_1517_AT (2017: 20 Bn HUF); TÉT_15_TR (30 Bn HUF); TÉT_15_AR (50 Bn HUF); TÉT_15_MN (20 Bn HUF); 2018-2.1.13-TÉT-FR (2018: 20 Bn HUF), 2018-2.1.14-TÉT_15_-CN (2018: 40 Bn HUF); 2018-2.1.12-TÉT-_16_HR (2018: 20 Bn HUF); 2018-2.1.11-TÉT_16_-SI (2018: 20 Bn HUF); 2018-2.1.15-TÉT_16_-PT (2018: 20 Bn HUF); TÉT_16_RS (20 Bn HUF);2018-2.1.10- TÉT_16_-MC (2018: 20 Bn HUF); TÉT_16_FR (30 Bn HUF); TÉT_16_JP (50 Bn HUF); TÉT_17_AT (20 Bn HUF); TÉT_17_FR (20 Bn HUF); 2019-2.1.10-TÉT-IL (930 Bn HUF), 2019-2.1.11-TÉT (2019: 160 Bn HUF), UK_GYAK_17 (2017: 25 Bn HUF); 2018-2.1.1-UK_GYAK (2018: 25 Bn HUF), 2018-2.1.7-UK_GYAK (2019: 30 Bn HUF),





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