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Building the Selye János Student Lab network
Date of announcement: 11 october 2022
Next deadline for submission:
Deadline for E-submission: 17 october 2022 16:00
17 october 2022
Deadline for application via post office:
Submitter of proposal
Non-profit organisation
Beneficiary groups
Enterprise (non-research type), Other non-profit organisation (outside research)
HUF 2 000 000 000
Number of applications
Funds available per project
HUF 500-2000 M
Project duration
36-60 months
Evaluator of proposals
NKFI Hivatal
The present call, launched by the Ministry of Culture and Innovation with the National Research, Development and Innovation Office as managing body, from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund, aims to provide predictable funding to stimulate innovation in the Hungarian economy, enabling the strengthening of R&D in the fields of economy and society, better exploiting domestic and foreign research results, developing innovation infrastructure and its service activities, and helping ensure adequate training of workforce in the STEM fields.

The aim of the call is to create and develop talent education workshops, based on the existing infrastructure, which provide opportunities to promote scientific excellence, especially among pupils in grades 7 to 13, and to promote research careers, primarily in the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), by supporting the creation of workshops for research in the field of science and the creation of various projects. The envisaged Selye János Student Labs are talent education workshops that offer activities in STEM fields in primary and secondary education institutions to students or groups of students, based primarily on the students’ own activities and experiments.

Submission of proposals

To submit a proposal, log in to the Participant Portal (Pályázati e-ügyintézés) at and complete the online form. The finalised proposal must be submitted together with a duly signed (authenticated) statement verifying the electronic submission of the application, in line with the Application Guidelines.

Proposals can be submitted (electronically) from the activation of the online form by 16:00 CET, 17 October 2022.

Eligible applicants

Proposals may be submitted by consortia.

The call is open to legal entities with registered seat in Hungary or with registered seat in the European Economic Area and a branch office in Hungary, more specifically:

  • Non-profit companies that have at least one closed, approved, full business year, maintain double-entry accounting and are not subject to the small taxpayers’ itemized lump sum tax (KATA);
  • Non-profit and other not-for-profit organisations.

Eligible project objectives

  • Establishing the Selye János Student Lab network, and support for its infrastructural and professional development
  • Building a professional network for the Selye János Student Labs and developing professional scientific cooperation, as well as adapting national and international methods

Duration of the project

Project duration spans from 36 to 60 months.

Total budget and maximum amount of funding

Total available budget is HUF 2 billion. Total expected number of funded projects: 1.

The amount of non-refundable funding is minimum HUF 500 million and maximum HUF 2,000 million per project proposal.

Customer service contacts:
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.

Funded project of the call for proposals “Building the Selye János Student Lab network”
The funding decision has been adopted of the call “Building the Selye János Student Lab network" and the call 2022-3.1.1-DIÁKLABOR.

By the deadline one proposal was received with a funding request of HUF 2000 million. The proposal was found to be admissible, which were evaluated by a group of experts appointed by the Innovation Board and the President of the NRDI Office, who then recommended it for funding.

Based on the decision of the Funder, 1 projects will receive a total of HUF 2000 million in non-refundable funding from the NRDI Fund.


Funding organisation: Ministry of Culture and Innovation
Source: NRDI Fund
Date of decision: 8 December 2022

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Site of implementation
2022-3.1.1-DIÁKLABOR-2022-00001 Express Innovation Agency VMV Nonprofit Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság Selye János Diáklaborhálózat kiépítése 2 000 000 000 2 000 000 000 1077 Budapest, Wesselényi utca 16. 2. em.
Updated: 12 December 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.


For further information contact at phone +36 1 795 9500 or email at

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 2022 calls for domestic RDI proposals financed from the NRDI Fund are set out in the annual Programme Strategy adopted by the Government.
(Government Decree 1414/2022. (VIII. 18.)

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

(Bn HUF)

(Bn HUF)

Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme Plusz
136,670 - 5 -
National Research, Development and Innovation Fund
189,384 - 143,8293
ITM (2021) Ministry for Innovation and Technology (2021) 11 - - -
RRF Recovery and Resilience Facility 153,141 - 39,750 -
490,195 - 188,5793 -

NRF= non-refundable
RF= refundable

Calls for proposals
(Bn HUF)

(Bn HUF)



Support of business RDI activities
Stimulating business research, development and innovation
GINOP Plusz-2.1.2-21
136,67 - - -
Targeted R&D services Targeted R&D services to businesses, research sites, and research and knowledge-dissemination organisations
GINOP Plusz-2.2.1-22
- - 5 -
Energetics Calls The implementation of developments for the recovery, storage or market-based use of waste heat through innovative storage or conversion technologies
5 - - -
The implementation of developments promoting innovative electrochemical storage of surplus carbon-free electricity
6 - - -
Practice-oriented higher education Infrastructure and skills development for practice-oriented higher education
81,476 - - -
National Laboratories Establishment and complex development of the National Laboratory
71,765 - - -
Higher education courses and services adapted to the core activities of adult education institution Institutional innovation of higher education courses and services adapted to the core activities of adult education institutions and strengthening of adult learning activities in higher education
RRF-2.1.3- 22
- - 39,750 -
Innovation Sub-fund
Support for market-driven RDI projects Support for market-driven RDI projects
2020-1.1.2-PIACI KFI; 2021-1.1.3-PIACI KFI
59,06 - 40,4673 -
KKV Start programme KKV Start Innovation
2020-1.1.1-KKV START
12 - - -
Fast track programme Fast track
2020-1.1.5-GYORSÍTÓSÁV; 2021-1.1.4-GYORSÍTÓSÁV
3 - 12,85 -
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
0,4 - 0,3 -
University Innovation Ecosystema
University Innovation Ecosystem
2019-1.2.1-EGYETEMI ÖKO
2 - - -
International programmes 2019-2.1.3-NEMZ_ECSEL (2021); 2019-2.1.2-NEMZ (2021); 2020-1.2.1-GYAK (2021); 2021-1.2.1-EIT-KIC (2021); 2021-1.2.4-TÉT (2021); 2021-1.2.5-TÉT-IPARI-RU (2021) 2019-2.1.7-ERA-NET (2021. 2022); 2020-1.2.3-EUREKA (2021, 2022); 2021-1.2.2-EU_KKV (2021. 2022); 2021-1.2.3-EU_KP (2021, 2022); 2021-4.1.2-NEMZ_KI (2021, 2022); 2021-1.2.6-TÉT-IPARI-MA (2021), 2022-1.2.4-EUREKA (2022); 2022-1.2.6-TÉT-IPARI-TR (2022); 2022-1.2.3-GYAK (2022); 2022-1.2.2-TÉT-IPARI-UZ (2022), 2022-1.2.5-TÉT-IPARI-KR (2022) 3,5 - 6 -
Centres of excellence
Establishing and developing centres of excellence2022-1.1.1-KK - - 20,7 -
Startup Programme Startup Programme - - 8,5 -
Investment in the future Fund Investment in the future
7 - - -
Development of an applied research network Participation in the National Network of Applied Research Institutes
1,63 - - -
Research Sub-fund
Thematic Excellence Programme 2021 Thematic Excellence Programme
75 - - -
New National Excellence Programme New National Excellence Programme – Call for Research Scholarship Applications for Undergraduate Students
ÚNKP-21-1; ÚNKP-22-1
0,60 - 0,828 -
New National Excellence Programme – Call for Research Scholarship Applications for Graduate Students
ÚNKP-21-2; ÚNKP-22-2
New National Excellence Programme – Call for Research Scholarship Applications for PhD Students
ÚNKP-21-3; ÚNKP-22-3
1 - 1,2 -
New National Excellence Programme – “Power Up Science!” Call for Research Scholarship Applications for Doctoral Candidate sand Postdoctors
ÚNKP-21-4; ÚNKP-22-4
0,832 - 1,052 -
New National Excellence Programme – Call for Scholarship Applications for Bolyai+ Higher Education Teachers and Researchers
ÚNKP-21-5; ÚNKP-22-5
1,40 - 0,70 -
New National Excellence Programme – “Power up your Talent!” Call for Research Scholarship Applications for New Higher Education Students
ÚNKP-21-6; ÚNKP-22-6
0,168 - 0,22 -
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
PD_22, FK_22, K_22, ANN_22, SNN_22
12,9 - 13,5 -
Patronage Programme Science Patronage Programme
1 - - -
Forefront – Research Excellence Programme Forefront – Research Excellence Programme
KKP_21, KKP_22
3 - 3 -
Cooperative Doctoral Programme Cooperative Doctoral Programme
4,894 - 2,832 -
Strategic R&D centres Strategic R&D centres
- - 3 -
Development of the Selye János Student Lab Network Development of the Selye János Student Lab Network - - 2 -
National Laboratories Sub-fund
National Laboratories Establishment and complex development of the National Laboratories
- - 26,6 -
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