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Call for thematic research projects based on Hungarian–Austrian cooperation or Hungarian–Slovenian cooperation
Date of announcement: 22 december 2020
Modified:
Next deadline for submission:
Deadline for E-submission: 18 march 2021 16:00
18 march 2021
Deadline for application via post office: 24 March 2021
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, Institution of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELKH)
Budget
HUF 12 900 000 000
Number of applications
330-350
Funds available per project
ANN: HUF 48 Mn, SNN: HUF 36 Mn
Project duration
ANN: max. 4 years, SNN: max. 3 years
Field of research activity
Fundamental research
Evaluator of proposals
NRDI Office
The call aims to further improve Hungarian scientific excellence by promoting talented researchers and their research projects. As a priority objective, the call is to promote cooperation between domestic research groups and their foreign partners, strengthen the international embeddedness of Hungarian science, and increase the international recognition of domestic researchers and research institutions.

Available budget

In the period 2021-2025, the Ministry of Innovation and Technology allocates a combined budget of HUF12.9 billion from the NRDI Fund for the programme of the thematic research projects (K_21), the young researchers’ and postdoctoral excellence programmes (FK_21, PD_21) and the programmes of thematic research projects based on Hungarian–Austrian or Hungarian–Slovenian bilateral cooperation (ANN_21 and SNN_21).

Amount of funding

According to the call, no more than HUF 48 million for maximum 48 months can be requested in the case of Hungarian–Austrian projects (ANN_21) and HUF 36 million maximum 36 months in the case of Hungarian–Slovenian projects (SNN_21). If the duration of the project is shorter, requested funding should be decreased on a pro rata temporis basis.

Duration of the project

The maximum project duration is 36 or 48 months respectively, depending on the concerned relation. Projects shall commence between 1 September and 1 December 2021. 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 “J” of the call to be submitted by regular mail / with electronic signature must be signed electronically as specified in Point “J” of the call and attached to the application on the Online Application Portal by the deadline for electronic submission, that is, by 18 March 2021 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 the deadline for E-submission, and the documents required in Point “J” of the call were submitted by regular mail to the Customer Service of the NRDI Office by the deadline. 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 the deadline for E-submission, and the electronically signed versions of the documents required in Point “J” of the call to be submitted by regular mail / with electronic signature have been submitted through the Online Application Portal.
All applications must be submitted in English irrespective of the field of science.

For the program ANN_21, the applications must be submitted by the Hungarian party to the NRDI Office, and by the Austrian collaborative partner to the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The project will be supported only in the case when both applications are supported by the respective agencies.

For SNN_21 applications, submission and evaluation of the project proposals are governed by the Lead Agency system: if the funding requested by the Hungarian party exceeds the funding requested by the Slovenian collaborative partner, evaluation is performed by the NRDI Office. If the Slovenian partner requests higher amount of funding, the proposal is to be submitted and evaluated by the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS).

The applications submitted to the NRDI Office must describe in the work plan how the proposed research work is distributed between the Hungarian and the foreign parties. The research plan must explain the added value of the international collaboration, and the budget proposal of the foreign party must be attached as well.

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 and is not subject to small taxpayers’ itemized lump sum tax (KATA) 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, works contract or other contract aimed at performing work.

No more than one proposal may be submitted to this call, and K_21, FK_21 or PD_21 proposals are not allowed in parallel. Current KKP grantees are not eligible either.

ANN and SNN grants may be awarded at multiple occasions; however, it is not allowed to have any overlap between the implementation period of such projects.

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 that are performed by the participating domestic researcher(s) or research group(s) in order to attain the primary goals set out in the discovery research plan submitted to the NRDI Office and elaborated on the basis of the research and work plan outlined in the call for thematic research projects based on international cooperation.

Customer service contacts:
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phone: +36 (1) 795 9500

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Winners of the thematic research project proposals based on Hungarian–Austrian or Hungarian–Slovenian international cooperation (ANN_21, SNN_21)
Under the call for thematic research projects based on international cooperation, fostering Hungarian research teams’ cooperation with Austrian or Slovenian partners, 15 project proposals won a total funding of HUF 591 million.

As for research projects of Hungarian–Austrian cooperation (ANN_21) evaluated by the NRDIO parallel with the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), and for those of Hungarian–Slovenian cooperation (SNN_21) evaluated by the NRDIO, after the approval of decisions by the respective co-funding organisations, a total HUF 303 million in funding was awarded for 7 projects under the first, and a total HUF 252 million for 7 proposals under the latter scheme. Among research projects of Hungarian–Slovenian cooperation evaluated by the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS), 1 project proposal won HUF 36 million.


Number of submitted proposals
(pcs)
Number of funded projects
(pcs)
Total amount claimed
(in HUF thousands)
Total amount awarded
(in HUF thousands)
ANN_21
42
7
1 797 363 303 409
SNN_21 40
8
1 375 258 287 678
SUM
85
15
3 172 621 591 087

FUNDED PROJECTS ANN_21

Funding organisation: Innovációs és Technológiai Minisztérium
Source: NRDI Fund
Date of decision: 22 October, 2021

Evaluation panel
Project code
Principal investigator/Project title/Research organisation
Project period
(month)
Amount of awarded funds
(in HUF thousands)
International cooperation panel 139112 Tamás Németh: The role of Dectin-2 in immune complex-mediated inflammation (Semmelweis University) 48 48 000
International cooperation panel 139465 Borbála Göncz: Well-being and Migration: The Hungary-Austria Migration Nexus (MIGWELL) (Corvinus University of Budapest) 42 41 698
International cooperation panel 139483 József András Fülöp: Exploring Resonant Strong-Field Phenomena with Intense Tunable Narrowband THz Sources (ELI-HU Non-Profit Ltd) 36 35 125
International cooperation panel 139484 István Mándity: Light-activatable peptidomimetic inhibitors for CRAC channel (Research Center of Natural Sciences) 48 48 000
International cooperation panel 139553 Gábor Balogh: Lipid metabolic reprogramming of tumors at systemic and single cell-type level - from models to human (Biological Research Centre Szeged) 48 47 837
International cooperation panel 139564 Tamás Mészáros: Aptamers targeting fibroblasts in inflammatory arthritis (Semmelweis University) 48 35 000
International cooperation panel 139589 Dániel Törőcsik: SEBACEOUS GLAND INTEGRITY IN HEALTHY AND DISEASED SKIN (University of Debrecen) 48 47 749

FUNDED PROJECTS SNN_21

Funding organisation: Ministry for Innovation and Technology
Source: NRDI Fund
Date of decision: 22 October, 2021

Evaluation panel
Project code
Principal investigator/Project title/Research organisation
Project period
(month)
Amount of awarded funds
(in HUF thousands)
International cooperation panel 138407 Gitta Zsófia Schlosser: Optimization of autologous blood plasma rich with platelets and extracellular vesicles for treatment of postoperative wounds in otorhinolaryngology (Eötvös Loránd University) 36 36 000
International cooperation panel 139323 Erzsébet Mernyák: Modern chemical and biochemical approaches towards identification of anticancer and drug resistance preventing steroidal agents (University of Szeged) 36 35 963
International cooperation panel 139455 Péter Horváth: Intelligent inference system for biological discoveries and its application to cancer research (Biological Research Centre Szeged) 36 35 975
International cooperation panel 139496 Ágnes Móricz: Tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) - a potential source of bioactive compounds (Centre for Agricultural Research) 36 36 000
International cooperation panel 139575 Pál Richter: In New Disguise: Changes in the Traditional Music and Dance Culture in Hungary, Slovenia and Around (Research Centre for the Humanities) 36 36 000
International cooperation panel 139581 Gergely Attila Zaránd: Dynamics of interacting quantum many-body systems (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) 36 35 745
International cooperation panel 139585  Mihály Pósfai: Aragonite: structure and formation (University of Pannonia)  36 36 000 
International cooperation panel 139598 Tamás Vicsek: Competitive hierarchical networks from sports to cultural evolution (Eötvös Loránd University) 36 35 995
Updated: 04 March 2022
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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 timing and the budget of the RDI funding schemes of the EU-financed operational programme (Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme Plus - EDIOP Plus) has been approved by the Government within the Annual Development Plan (ADP), upon the proposal of the NRDI Office.

The 2021 calls for domestic RDI proposals financed from the NRDI Fund are set out in the annual Programme Strategy adopted by the Government.
(Government Decree 1077/2021. (II. 27.):
https://net.jogtar.hu/jogszabaly?docid=A21H1077.KOR&txtreferer=00000001.txt)

The table below shows the calls announced for the period 2021-2027 and their amounts, broken down by year.

Source
Specificity
Budget
2021 (Bn HUF)

NRF RF
GINOP Plusz (EDIOP)
(2021-2027)
Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme Plusz
136,670 -
NRDI Fund
(2021-2027)
National Research, Development and Innovation Fund
182,292
-
ITM Ministry for Innovation and Technology 11 -
RRF Recovery and Resilience Facility 151,621 -
SUM
 
481,583 -

NRF= non-refundable
RF= refundable

Source
Calls for proposals
Budget
2021
(Bn HUF)

NRF RF

GINOP Plusz, ITM
2021-2027

Support of business RDI activities
Stimulating business research, development and innovation
GINOP Plusz-2.1.2-21
136,67 -
Energetics Calls The implementation of developments for the recovery, storage or market-based use of waste heat through innovative storage or conversion technologies
2021-2.1.2-HŐ
5 -
The implementation of developments promoting innovative electrochemical storage of surplus carbon-free electricity
2021-2.1.1-EK
6 -
RRF
2021
Recovery and Resilience Facility Infrastructure and skills development for practice-oriented higher education
RRF-2.1.2-21
79,956 -
Establishment and complex development of the National Laboratory
RRF-2.3.1-21
71,665 -
Innovation Sub-fund
2021
Support for market-driven RDI projects Support for market-driven RDI projects
2020-1.1.2-PIACI KFI
50 -
KKV Start programme KKV Start Innovation 8 -
Fast track programme Fast track
2020-1.1.5-GYORSÍTÓSÁV
2 -
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
2021-1.1.1-IPARJOG
0,4 -
University Innovation Ecosystema
University Innovation Ecosystem
2019-1.2.1-EGYETEMI ÖKO
2 -
International programmes 2021-1.2.2-EU_KKV (100 M HUF); 2020-1.2.3-EUREKA (1,4 Bn HUF); 2019-2.1.7-ERA-NET (~1,7 Bn HUF); 2019-2.1.3-NEMZ_ECSEL (350 M HUF); 2019-2.1.2-NEMZ (453 M HUF); 2020-1.2.1-GYAK (50 M HUF); 2021-1.2.1-EIT-KIC (500 M HUF); 2021-1.2.4-TÉT (200 M HUF); 2021-1.2.5-TÉT-IPARI-RU (160 M HUF) 4,5 -
Market entry
Market entry 1 -
Investment in the future Fund Investment in the future
2020-1.1.6-JÖVŐ
7 -
Alkalmazott kutatói hálózat fejlesztése Participation in the National Network of Applied Research Institutes
2021-1.1.2-AKH
1,63 -
Research Sub-fund
2021

Thematic Excellence Programme 2021 Thematic Excellence Programme
TKP2021
75 -
New National Excellence Programme New National Excellence Programme – Call for Research Scholarship Applications for Undergraduate Students
ÚNKP-21-1
0,60 -
New National Excellence Programme – Call for Research Scholarship Applications for Graduate Students
ÚNKP-21-2
-
New National Excellence Programme – Call for Research Scholarship Applications for PhD Students
ÚNKP-21-3
1 -
New National Excellence Programme – “Power Up Science!” Call for Research Scholarship Applications for Doctoral Candidate sand Postdoctors
ÚNKP-21-4
0,832 -
New National Excellence Programme – Call for Scholarship Applications for Bolyai+ Higher Education Teachers and Researchers
ÚNKP-21-5
1,40 -
New National Excellence Programme – “Power up your Talent!” Call for Research Scholarship Applications for New Higher Education Students
ÚNKP-21-6
0,168 -
Postdoctoral and Young researchers’ excellence programme and Call for thematic research projects Postdoctoral and Young researchers’ excellence programme and Call for thematic research projects (OTKA)
PD_21, FK_21, K_21, ANN_21, SNN_21
13 -
Patronage Programme Science Patronage Programme
MEC_21
1 -
Funding for research groups with achievements of internationally outstanding impact Funding for research groups with achievements of internationally outstanding impact
1 -
Forefront – Research Excellence Programme Forefront – Research Excellence Programme
KKP_21
3 -
Cooperative Doctoral Programme Cooperative Doctoral Programme
KDP-2021
8,762 -
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