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Call for ADVANCED research proposals
Date of announcement: 14 may 2024
Modified:
Next deadline for submission:
Deadline for E-submission: 19 june 2024 16:00
19 june 2024
Deadline for application via post office:
Submitter of proposal
Budgetary institution, Enterprise, Non-profit organisation
Beneficiary groups
Institution of higher education, Other budgetary research institution, Enterprise-based research organisation, Non-profit research organisation, HUN-REN Hungarian Research Network
Budget
HUF 19 000 000 000
Number of applications
160-200
Funds available per project
HUF 120 M
Project duration
max. 4 years
Field of research activity
Fundamental research
Evaluator of proposals
NRDI Office
The call aims to provide funding to experienced, talented, and internationally acclaimed researchers and research group leaders, having outstanding publication performance and eager to further develop their successful discovery research. The call is to promote the development of Hungarian scientific excellence and to increase the international recognition of Hungarian researchers and research institutions.

Available budget

In the period 2024–2028, the Ministry of Culture and Innovation allocates a combined budget of HUF 19 billion from the NRDI Fund for the programme of the EXCELLENCE projects (EXCELLENCE_24), the ADVANCED projects (ADVANCED_24), the STARTING projects (STARTING_24), and the programme of thematic research projects based on Hungarian–Austrian and Hungarian–Slovenian bilateral cooperation (ANN_24 and SNN_24).

Duration of the projects

Projects shall commence on 1 January 2025, and the maximum project duration is 48 months.

Amount of funding

According to the call, a maximum of HUF 120 million for a maximum of 48 months can be requested. If the duration of the project is shorter than 48 months, requested funding should be decreased on a pro rata temporis basis. Apart from remuneration and related taxes payable by the employer, certain tangible costs are also eligible, as well as overhead costs at a flat rate of 20% of the direct project costs. The implementation of the projects may involve participating researchers, technical staff, and students. They do not have to join the proposal but it is recommended to list the participating researchers in a separate part at the end of the research plan. The earliest date for reporting costs is the project start date specified in the funding agreement.

Submission of applications

The request for funding has to be prepared and submitted in the Electronic Proposal Review system (EPR) of the NRDI Office (https://www.otka-palyazat.hu/). The proposal has to be submitted only electronically, none of its parts has to be sent to the NRDI Office on paper.

A proposal can be considered submitted if it is electronically finalized by the principal investigator and approved by the representative of the host institution by the submission deadline defined in the call for proposals. Furthermore, the electronically signed versions of the documents, required to be submitted with electronic signature in section K of the call, have to be submitted through the EPR as well.

Regardless of scientific domain, the applications have to be submitted in the English language. Applications in the Hungarian language can only be submitted on the basis of advance permission (so-called Hungaricum permission) requested on 30 May 2024 the latest.

Eligible applicants

Principal investigators can apply jointly with the host institution which has to be a Hungarian based

  • higher education institution, research centre, research institution, budgetary institution or an institution thereof having legal personality that qualifies as a research and knowledge-dissemination organisation under Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014;
  • business company which has at least two completed business years, maintains double-entry accounting that qualifies as a research and knowledge-dissemination organisation under Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014;
  • non-profit organisation that qualifies as a research and knowledge-dissemination organisation under Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014.

Throughout the entire implementation period, the principal investigator shall be employed by the host institution under an employment contract, civil service contract, or other contract aimed at performing work.

One principal investigator can submit only one proposal in this call; STARTING_24, ANN_24 or SNN_24 proposal cannot be submitted. An ADVANCED _24 proposal can be submitted along with an EXCELLENCE_24 proposal but only one of the two can be funded. Supported K_23, FK_23, PD_23, SNN_23 project, ongoing MTA Momentum project, and Frontline (KKP) project starting after 31 December 2020 also constitute ground for exclusion. During the first 24 months of the ADVANCED_24 support, another ADVANCED, STARTING, ANN or SNN proposal cannot be submitted.

Eligible objectives and actions

Project proposals can cover discovery research in any fields of science, regardless of thematic priority, if otherwise the application meets the conditions laid down in the call. All activities are eligible in order to attain the primary goals set out in the discovery research 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.

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’s Programme Strategy 2024 supports the implementation of the John von Neumann Programme, which focuses on connecting universities, research institutions and the economy. The priority objective of the Programme Strategy 2024 is to contribute to improving the Hungarian performance in the areas of human resources (number of researchers, number of PhD students, number of STEM students in higher education), number and share of innovator enterprises (number and share of SMEs implementing product and/or process innovation) and intellectual property (IP) (patents, trademarks, designs).

The table below shows the calls planned and launched under the NRDI Fund for the period 2021-2024 and their amounts, broken down by year.

  2021 2022 2023 2024
NRDI budget
(Bn HUF)
189,844 89,838 63,779 176,263*
  Name of the scheme/
Call for proposal
(2021)
Budget
(Bn HUF)
Name of the scheme/
Call for proposal
(2022)
Budget
(Bn HUF)
Name of the scheme/
Call for proposal
(2023)
Budget
(Bn HUF)
Name of the scheme/
Call for proposal
(2024)
Budget
(Bn HUF)
Innovation
Sub-fund

2021-2024
Support for market-driven RDI projects
Support for market-driven RDI projects
2020-1.1.2-PIACI KFI
59,06     Support for Innovation Projects in Focus Areas
Support for Innovation Projects in Focus Areas
2023-1.1.1-PIACI_FÓKUSZ
30,149 SME Focal Area Innovation Programme
SME Focal Area Innovation Programme
2024-1.1.1-KKV_FÓKUSZ
50,00
Fast track programme
Fast track
2020-1.1.5-GYORSÍTÓSÁV
3,00 Fast track programme
Fast track
2021-1.1.4-GYORSÍTÓSÁV
12,85 Fast track programme
Fast Track
2023-1.1.2-GYORSÍTÓSÁV
2,00 Spin-off Programme: bringing research results to market
Fast track
2023-1.1.2-GYORSÍTÓSÁV
7,00
Intellectual property
Support of activities fostering the domestic and international protection of intellectual property with the aim of facilitating the utilisation of such intellectual property
2020-1.1.3-IPARJOG,
2021-1.1.1-IPARJOG
0,40 Intellectual property
Support of activities fostering the domestic and international protection of intellectual property with the aim of facilitating the utilisation of such intellectual property
2020-1.1.3-IPARJOG,
2021-1.1.1-IPARJOG
0,40 Intellectual property
Support of activities fostering the domestic and international protection of intellectual property with the aim of facilitating the utilisation of such intellectual property
2020-1.1.3-IPARJOG,
2021-1.1.1-IPARJOG
0,50 Industrial property tender
Support of activities fostering the domestic and international protection of intellectual property with the aim of facilitating the utilisation of such intellectual property
2020-1.1.3-IPARJOG,
2021-1.1.1-IPARJOG
0,50
International programmes
Support for participation in the ECSEL joint EU initiative
2019-2.1.3-NEMZ_ECSEL;
Support for participation in joint EU initiatives
2019-2.1.2-NEMZ;
Funding for Hungarian Summer Internship programmes for hungarian university students studying in the UK, Germany or Austria
2020-1.2.1-GYAK;
Support for Hungarian participation in EIT KIC
2021-1.2.1-EIT-KIC;
Support to bilateral science and technology (S&T) cooperations
2021-1.2.4-TÉT;
Support for Hungarian participation in the applied research and development programme in Hungarian–Russian cooperation
2021-1.2.5-TÉT-IPARI-RU;
Call for proposals: Support of Hungarian organisations successfully participating in joint international ERA-NET COFUND and EJP COFUND programmes
2019-2.1.7-ERA-NET;
Support for Hungarian participation in the EUREKA programme
2020-1.2.3-EUREKA;
Horizon Europe Accelerator booster call
2021-1.2.2-EU_KKV;
Call for proposals to foster Hungarian participation in the Horizon Europe programme and other joint programmes of the European Union
2021-1.2.3-EU_KP;
Support for the use of international and national research infrastructures
2021-4.1.2-NEMZ_KI;
Support for Hungarian participation in the applied research and development programme in Hungarian–Moroccan cooperation
2021-1.2.6-TÉT-IPARI-MA
3,50 International programmes
Call for proposals: Support of Hungarian organisations successfully participating in joint international ERA-NET COFUND and EJP COFUND programmes
2019-2.1.7-ERA-NET;
Support for Hungarian participation in the EUREKA programme
2022-1.2.4-EUREKA;
Horizon Europe Accelerator booster call
2021-1.2.2-EU_KKV;
Call for proposals to foster Hungarian participation in the Horizon Europe programme and other joint programmes of the European Union
2021-1.2.3-EU_KP;
Support for the use of international and national research infrastructures
2021-4.1.2-NEMZ_KI;
Support for Hungarian participation in the applied research and development programme in Hungarian-Turkish cooperation
2022-1.2.6-TÉT-IPARI-TR;
Support for summer internships for Hungarian students studying abroad
2022-1.2.3-GYAK;
Support for Hungarian participation in the applied research and development programme in Hungarian–Uzbek cooperation
2022-1.2.2-TÉT-IPARI-UZ;
Support for Hungarian participation in the applied research and development programme in Hungarian–Korean cooperation
2022-1.2.5-TÉT-IPARI-KR
6,00 International programmes
Call for proposals to foster Hungarian participation in the Horizon Europe programme and other joint programmes of the European Union
2021-1.2.3-EU_KP;
Support for the use of international and national research infrastructures
2021-4.1.2-NEMZ_KI;
Support to bilateral science and technology (S&T) cooperations;
Support for Hungarian participation in the EUREKA programme
2022-1.2.4-EUREKA;
Support for participation in the Horizon Europe Key Digital Technologies (KDT) partnership
2022-1.2.8-KDT;
EUROSTARS: Support for Hungarian participation in the European Partnership on Innovative SMEs
2022-1.2.7-EUROSTARS;
Call for proposals to support Hungarian organisations successfully participating in joint international calls for proposals of ERA-NET COFUND, EJPCOFUND and other multilateral programmes
2023-1.2.1-ERA-NET;
Call for proposals to support Hungarian organisations successfully participating in the joint international calls for proposals of European Partnerships in Horizon Europe
2023-1.2.2-HE_PARTNERSÉG;
Call for project proposals implemented in bilateral science and technology (S&T) cooperation
2023-1.2.4-TÉT
6,10 International programmes
HU-rizon Programme
2024-1.2.3-HU-RIZONT;
Call for project proposals implemented in bilateral science and technology (S&T) cooperation
2024-1.2.5-TÉT;
Call for proposals to support Hungarian organisations successfully participating in joint international calls for proposals of ERA-NET COFUND, EJP COFUND and other multilateral programmes
2024-1.2.2-ERA_NET;
Call for proposals to support Hungarian organisations successfully participating in the joint international calls for proposals of European Partnerships in Horizon Europe
2024-1.2.1-HE_PARTNERSÉG;
Support for Hungarian participation in the EUREKA programme
2024-1.2.6-EUREKA;
Support for participation in the Horizon Europe Key Digital Technologies (KDT) partnership
2024-1.2.4-KDT;
EUROSTARS: Support for Hungarian participation in the European Partnership on Innovative SMEs;
Call for proposals to foster Hungarian participation in the Horizon Europe programme and other joint programmes of the European Union
2021-1.2.3-EU_KP;
Horizon Europe Accelerator booster call (EU_KKV);
Support for active participation in international professional organisations for researchers and research managers (Networking+);
Booster call for the Teaming of Excellence 2025 call;
International cooperation in preparation.
17,155
Announced under international programmes.
(Support for the use of international and national research infrastructures 2021-4.1.2-NEMZ_KI)
  Announced under international programmes.   Announced under international programmes.   Support for the use of international and national research infrastructures
Support for the use of international and national research infrastructures
2021-4.1.2-NEMZ_KI;
0,10
            Large Company Focus Area Innovation Programme
(Call for proposal will be announced later)
15,00
            Innovation Venture Capital Programme
(Call for proposal will be announced later)
9,50
            Development of applied research and innovation services
(Call for proposal will be announced later)
2,50
Investment in the future Fund
Investment in the future
2020-1.1.6-JÖVŐ
7,00            
Development of an applied research network
Participation in the National Network of Applied Research Institutes
2021-1.1.2-AKH
1,63            
University Innovation Ecosystema
University Innovation Ecosystema
2019-1.2.1-EGYETEMI ÖKO
2,46            
KKV Start programme
KKV Start Innovation
2020-1.1.1-KKV START
12,00            
    Centres of excellence
Establishing and developing centres of excellence
2022-1.1.1-KK
20,60        
    Startup Programme
Startup Programme
2022-1.1.2-STARTUP
4,06        
        Incubator Support Scheme
STARTUP FACTORY 2023
2023-1.1.3-STARTUP
5,75    
Research
Sub-fund

2021-2024
Postdoctoral and Young researchers’ excellence programme and Call for thematic research projects ("OTKA")
Postdoctoral and Young researchers’ excellence programme and Call for thematic research projects ("OTKA")
PD_21, FK_21, K_21, ANN_21, SNN_21
12,90 Postdoctoral and Young researchers’ excellence programme and Call for thematic research projects ("OTKA")
Postdoctoral and Young researchers’ excellence programme and Call for thematic research projects ("OTKA")
PD_22, FK_22, K_22, ANN_22, SNN_22
13,50 Postdoctoral and Young researchers’ excellence programme and Call for thematic research projects ("OTKA")
Postdoctoral and Young researchers’ excellence programme and Call for thematic research projects ("OTKA")
PD_23, FK_23, K_23, SNN_23
13,50 Excellence-based research funding
Call for EXCELLENCE research proposals
EXCELLENCE_24
Call for ADVANCED research proposals
ADVANCED_24
Call for STARTING research proposals
STARTING_24
Call for proposals for research projects based on Hungarian-Austrian and Hungarian-Slovenian cooperation
ANN_24, SNN_24
19,00
Forefront – Research Excellence Programme
Forefront – Research Excellence Programme
KKP_21
3,00 Forefront – Research Excellence Programme
Forefront – Research Excellence Programme
KKP_22
3,00    
New National Excellence Programme
ÚNKP-21-1, ÚNKP-21-2, ÚNKP-21-3, ÚNKP-21-4, ÚNKP-21-5, ÚNKP-21-6
4,00 New National Excellence Programme
ÚNKP-22-1, ÚNKP-22-2, ÚNKP-22-3, ÚNKP-22-4, ÚNKP-22-5, ÚNKP-22-6
0,828 New National Excellence Programme
ÚNKP-23-1, ÚNKP-23-2, ÚNKP-23-3, ÚNKP-23-4, ÚNKP-23-5, ÚNKP-23-6
0,710 University Research Scholarship Programme
(scholarships announced by higher education institutions)
10,00
Cooperative Doctoral Programme
Cooperative Doctoral Programme
KDP-2021
4,894     Cooperative Doctoral Programme
Cooperative Doctoral Programme
KDP-2023
5,070
Patronage Programme
Science Patronage Programme
MEC_21
1,00         Science Patronage Programme
Science Patronage Programme
MEC_24
1,00
            Research Grant Hungary
Research Grant Hungary
RGH_S_24, RGH_L_24
6,00
            Pension - matching fund
(Call for proposal will be announced later)
0,244
            Own contribution - matching fund
(Call for proposal will be announced later)
0,264
            Proof of Concept: development potential assessment
(Call for proposal will be announced later)
3,00
Thematic Excellence Programme
(National-Health-Defence)

Thematic Excellence Programme 2021
TKP2021
(The budget includes the HUF 1 billion budget of the National Defence Subprogramme of the Cooperative Doctoral Programme (NDPCP-2021), which is closely linked to the National Defence, National Security Subprogramme of the 2021 Thematic Excellence Programme.)
75,00            
    Building the Selye János Student Lab network
Building the Selye János Student Lab network
2022-3.1.1-DIÁKLABOR
2,00        
National Laboratories Sub-fund
2022
    National Laboratories
Establishment and complex development of the National Laboratories
2022-2.1.1-NL
26,60        

* The total budget of the 2024 Programme Strategy.

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