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Establishment and complex development of the National Laboratories
Date of announcement: 01 march 2022
Modified:
Next deadline for submission:
Deadline for E-submission: 14 july 2022
14 july 2022
Deadline for application via post office:
Submitter of proposal
Budgetary institution, Enterprise, Non-profit organisation
Beneficiary groups
Institution of higher education
Budget
HUF 26 600 000 000
Number of applications
8-10
Funds available per project
HUF 1-10 MRD
Project duration
12-48 months
Field of research activity
Industrial research
Evaluator of proposals
NRDI Office
The Call aims to establish and develop knowledge centres in areas of particular potential for the national economy, which can become outstanding scientific hubs in their respective fields.

The National Laboratory is a collaborative, institutionalised and dynamic platform for the social, economic and environmental exploitation of research results, opening up a new international dimension to exploratory and experimental research.

The main objectives of the National Laboratory are:

  • the concentration of national workshops in a given thematic area,
  • the development of competences to respond to major global challenges at international level,
  • the social, economic and environmental exploitation of research results (knowledge transfer).

Who can apply

The call is open to both individual applicants and consortia.

Legal entities with registered seat in Hungary may apply for funding under this Call for Proposals as follows:

  • Non-profit and other not-for-profit organisations with financial management (GFO) codes 551, 552, 559, 562, 563, 569, 599, which are state-recognised, non-public higher education institutions (ecclesiastical or private higher education institutions) listed in Annex 1 to Act CCIV of 2011 on National Higher Education and which qualify as “research and knowledge-dissemination organisations” within the meaning of Article 2(83) of Commission Regulation 651/2014/EU of 17 June 2014 declaring certain categories of aid compatible with the internal market in application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty (hereinafter: Commission Regulation 651/2014/EU).
  • Budgetary organs and budgetary entities classified under GFO codes 311, 312, 322, 341, 342, 381 or 382, with registered seat in Hungary.
  • Businesses with legal personality, non-profit companies and other economic organisations with registered office in Hungary or with registered seat in the European Economic Area or a branch office in Hungary, with GFO codes 572, 573, which
    • have at least one closed, approved, full (365 days) financial year (this condition does not apply to state-owned companies),
    • maintain double-entry accounting and
    • are not subject to the small taxpayers’ itemized lump sum tax (KATA).

If the project is implemented in the form of a consortium, the following can be members of the consortium:

  • Non-profit and other not-for-profit organisations with GFO codes 551, 552, 559, 562, 563, 569, 599 and having a registered office in Hungary, which are state-recognised, non-public higher education institutions (ecclesiastical or private higher education institutions) listed in Annex 1 to Act CCIV of 2011 on National Higher Education and which qualify as “research and knowledge-dissemination organisations” within the meaning of Article 2(83) of Commission Regulation 651/2014/EU.
  • Organisations with GFO code 311, 312, 322, 341, 342, 381 or 382 from among the budgetary organs and budgetary entities with registered office in Hungary.
  • Businesses with legal personality, non-profit companies and other economic organisations with registered seat in Hungary or with registered office in the European Economic Area or a branch office in Hungary, with GFO codes 113, 114, 141, 572, 573, 736, which
    • have at least one closed, approved, full (365 days) financial year (this condition does not apply to state-owned companies),
    • maintain double-entry accounting and
    • are not subject to the small taxpayers’ itemized lump sum tax (KATA).

Eligible activities:

  1. Activities eligible for funding independently:
    • Applied (industrial) research
    • Experimental development
    • Basic research
  2. Activities not eligible for funding independently:
    • Activities relating to publicity (information)
    • Activities related to industrial property rights
    • Participation in conferences and exhibitions related to and justified by the technical implementation of the project
    • Public procurement activities
    • Drawing up and approving preliminary studies and plans
    • Construction, expansion, rearrangement, modernisation, renovation of buildings absolutely necessary for the research infrastructure, and the necessary developments of basic infrastructure
    • Market entry-related activities
    • Purchase of tangible assets
    • Procurement of immaterial assets
    • Site preparation
    • Project coordination activities
    • Overheads

Submission of project proposals:

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

Project proposals can be submitted (electronically) from the activation of the online application form until 12:00 CET, 15 June 2022.

Information on project duration and maintenance:

Timeframe for project implementation: minimum 12 months, maximum 48 months. The latest end date for project completion: 28 February 2026
Applicants will also have to commit to a maintenance period of 3 years, if the project involves the creation or upgrading of infrastructure under a research infrastructure investment grant or regional investment grant.

Amount of funding:

The maximum amount of funding per application is minimum HUF 1 billion and maximum HUF 10 billion.

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 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.

Source
Specificity
Budget
2021
(Bn HUF)

Budget
2022
(Bn HUF)

NRF RF NRF RF
GINOP Plusz (EDIOP)
Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme Plusz
136,670 - 5 -
NRDI Fund
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 -
SUM
 
490,195 - 188,5793 -

NRF= non-refundable
RF= refundable

Source
Calls for proposals
Budget
2021
(Bn HUF)

Budget
2022
(Bn HUF)
NRF RF NRF RF

GINOP Plusz
2021-2022

ITM
2021

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
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
2021-2022
Practice-oriented higher education Infrastructure and skills development for practice-oriented higher education
RRF-2.1.2-21
81,476 - - -
National Laboratories Establishment and complex development of the National Laboratory
RRF-2.3.1-21
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
2021-2022
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
2020-1.1.6-JÖVŐ
7 - - -
Development of an applied research network Participation in the National Network of Applied Research Institutes
2021-1.1.2-AKH
1,63 - - -
Research Sub-fund
2021
-2022
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; 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
MEC_21
1 - - -
Forefront – Research Excellence Programme Forefront – Research Excellence Programme
KKP_21, KKP_22
3 - 3 -
Cooperative Doctoral Programme Cooperative Doctoral Programme
KDP-2021
4,894 - 2,832 -
Strategic R&D centres Strategic R&D centres
SKFM-2022
- - 3 -
Development of the Selye János Student Lab Network Development of the Selye János Student Lab Network - - 2 -
National Laboratories Sub-fund
2022
National Laboratories Establishment and complex development of the National Laboratories
2022-2.1.1-NL
- - 26,6 -
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