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2020 winners of the “OTKA” postdoctoral excellence programme (PD_20)
Winners of the “OTKA” postdoctoral excellence programme (PD_20)
28 August 2020
Last modified: 09 October 2020
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This year’s “OTKA” postdoctoral excellence programme (PD_20) granted support to 64 early-stage researchers with doctoral degrees for their wages and research-related costs for a period of three years with a total budget of HUF 1.59 billion.

The scheme proportionally fits in the domestic portfolio of competitive calls and aims to co-finance the employment costs of researchers, who have recently obtained their doctoral degrees, thus helping them to stay in research and build a career by joining a research group and cooperating with experienced researchers in Hungary.

Of the proposals submitted for the postdoctoral excellence programme, accepting the recommendation of the decision preparation bodies, the deputy secretary of state for innovation, vested with this responsibility by the minister for science policy coordination, decided to grant support to 64 research project proposals in the following breakdown by scientific field:

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 76 18 1 763 404 427 735
Council of Physical Sciences 78 18 1 911 288 449 418
Council of Complex Environmental Sciences 48 13 1 176 826 327 604
Council of Medical and Biological Sciences 63 15 1 562 202 381 667
Sum 265 64 6 413 720 1 586 424

FUNDED PROJECTS

Funding organisation: NRDI Office
Source: NRDI Fund
Date of decision: 26 August 2020

Evaluation panel
Project code
Principal investigator/Project title/Research organisation
Project period
(month)
Amount of awarded funds
(in HUF thousands)
Postdoctoral proposals – ÉTTK 134416 Anita Bajusz-Rácz: Development of novel machine learning models for drug safety predictions (Research Center of Natural Sciences) 36 25 316
Postdoctoral proposals - BTTK 134668 Jeremiás Máté Balogh: Analysing the Environmental Effects of International Agro-food Trade (Corvinus University of Budapest) 36 19 287
Postdoctoral proposals - OBTK 134799 Mirella Barboni: Oculomotor modulation and visual performance in adult ophthalmic patients (Semmelweis University) 36 25 407
Postdoctoral proposals – KKTK 135300 Veronika Barta: Solar flare effects on the lower ionosphere as seen by ionosonde data (Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences) 36 24 923
Postdoctoral proposals - OBTK 135587 Arindam Bhattacharjee: Studying the role of selective autophagy in Drosophila health and neurodegeneration (Biological Research Centre Szeged) 36 25 500
Postdoctoral proposals – ÉTTK 135121 Márton Bojtár: Synthesis and application of conditionally activatable photolabile linkers for light controlled targeted delivery of bioactive molecules (Research Center of Natural Sciences) 36 25 407
Postdoctoral proposals - OBTK 135447 Tamás Csizmadia: The role of ubiquitin in the secretory granule crinophagic degradation in Drosophila (Eötvös Loránd University) 36 25 000
Postdoctoral proposals – ÉTTK 134579 András Deák: Magnetic interactions and chemical disorder in complex magnets (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) 36 25 239
Postdoctoral proposals – KKTK 134242 Péter Dobosy: Study of iodine accumulation and translocation processes of plants cultivated in hydroponic system (Centre for Ecological Research) 36 25 407
Postdoctoral proposals – ÉTTK 134921 Gabriella Dravecz: Production and investigation of single photon source nanocrystals doped with rare earth metals (Wigner Research Centre for Physics) 36 23 396
Postdoctoral proposals - BTTK 135322 Anita Fajt: Hungarian Relations of German Baroque Literary Societies and their Members in Hungary (University of Szeged) 36 25 182
Postdoctoral proposals - OBTK 135193 Tünde Fekete: Exploring the modulatory effects of phytochemicals on human dendritic cell mediated immune responses (University of Debrecen) 36 25 497
Postdoctoral proposals - OBTK 134196 Richárd Fiáth: Investigation of spontaneous and evoked propagating slow waves in the thalamocortical network during sleep and anesthesia (Research Center of Natural Sciences) 36 25 500
Postdoctoral proposals – KKTK 134414 Nolwenn Fresneau: Integrative approach to unravel demographical and behavioural drivers of male-biased sex ratio and sex-role reversal in the Pheasant-tailed jacana (University of Pannonia) 36 25 395
Postdoctoral proposals - BTTK 135050 Judit Gál: The Place of Dalmatia in the Kingdom of Hungary in the Angevin Era (Eötvös Loránd University) 36 24 687
Postdoctoral proposals – ÉTTK 134430 Norbert Geier: Experimental investigation of chip removal mechanisms in the drilling of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) 36 25 483
Postdoctoral proposals - BTTK 134768 Márton Gerő: Civil society, enemy images and redistribution: The interplay between structural factors and political action in the process of de-democratization. (Eötvös Loránd University) 36 25 467
Postdoctoral proposals – ÉTTK 134449 András Gézsi: Heterogeneous data- and knowledge fusion to support genomic analyses (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) 36 25 307
Postdoctoral proposals – ÉTTK 135324 Zsófia Hegedűs: Target assisted evolution of foldameric ligands against the p300/HIF-1alpha interaction (University of Szeged) 36 25 500
Postdoctoral proposals – ÉTTK 134625 László Himics: Creation and investigation of quantum emitters in nanodiamond structures (Wigner Research Centre for Physics) 36 25 495
Postdoctoral proposals - BTTK 134206 László Horváth: The impact of digital transformation on the dynamics of the skills ecosystem in the education sector (Eötvös Loránd University) 36 25 397
Postdoctoral proposals - BTTK 135048 Szilvia Horváth: Conflict and association: A theory of politics in a time of democratic crisis (Eötvös Loránd University) 36 23 706
Postdoctoral proposals – ÉTTK 135169 Mónika Kéri: "In situ" structural study of environmental adsorbents with non-conventional NMR methods (University of Debrecen) 36 25 287
Postdoctoral proposals - BTTK 134775 Anna Kohári: Longitudinal study of infant-directed speech using multimodal methods (Research Institute for Linguistics) 36 22 571
Postdoctoral proposals - BTTK 134984 Veronika Konok: Short- and long-term effects of digital device use in preschool children (Eötvös Loránd University) 36 25 491
Postdoctoral proposals – KKTK 134707 Renáta Kopena: Migratory syndrome in the seed beetle (Callosobruchus maculatus) (Centre for Ecological Research) 36 25 436
Postdoctoral proposals - BTTK 134389 Melinda Köteles-Szőke: The Charters of King St. Stephen and Their Analysis from the Perspective of Historical Linguistics (Office for Research Groups Attached to Universities and Other Institutions) 36 23 127
Postdoctoral proposals – ÉTTK 134784 Levente Kriskovics: Stellar spot temperatures across the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram (Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences) 36 24 131
Postdoctoral proposals – KKTK 134467 Dániel Krüzselyi: Antimicrobial compounds from basidiomycetous macrofungi for plant protection (Centre for Agricultural Research) 36 25 239
Postdoctoral proposals - OBTK 134858 Péter István Kulcsár: Characterizing the ranking between increased fidelity SpCas9 nucleases and target sequences (Research Center of Natural Sciences) 36 25 497
Postdoctoral proposals - BTTK 135530 Edit Lantos: Western educational opportunities of Hungarian architects between 1945 and 1968. The impact of international architectural literature on Hungarian architecture of the period (Research Centre for the Humanities) 36 22 611
Postdoctoral proposals - OBTK 134791 Erika Lisztes: Regulatory function of dermal TRPV4 in human cutaneous regeneration (University of Debrecen) 36 25 497
Postdoctoral proposals – KKTK 134832 Dunja Lukic: Food webs of temporary ponds (Centre for Ecological Research) 36 25 496
Postdoctoral proposals - OBTK 135611 Tamás Maruzs: Investigating the function of Drosophila Snazarus in endosomal trafficking (Biological Research Centre Szeged) 36 25 500
Postdoctoral proposals - BTTK 134685 Rudolf Tamás Metz: Populist Leaders in the Eyes of their Followers. Follower-Centric Explanation and Examination of Contemporary Populist Politics (Center for Social Sciences) 36 25 443
Postdoctoral proposals - OBTK 135510 András Micsonai: Protein structure modelling based on experimental, chiroptical spectroscopic data (Eötvös Loránd University) 36 25 497
Postdoctoral proposals - BTTK 134849 Mónika Barbara Miklósi: DEVELOPMENT OF A TECHNOLOGY-ASSISTED BEHAVIORAL PARENT TRAINING PROGRAM FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER AND COMORBID DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIORS (Eötvös Loránd University) 36 25 386
Postdoctoral proposals – KKTK 134241 Zsanett Mikó: Lethal and sublethal ecotoxicological effects of two pyrethriod insecticides widely used in agriculture and in mosquito control on amphibians (Centre for Agricultural Research) 36 25 473
Postdoctoral proposals – KKTK 135396 Kata Molnár: Establishing the (U-Th)/He geochronological method at the Institute for Nuclear Research (Institute for Nuclear Research) 36 25 287
Postdoctoral proposals – ÉTTK 134542 Tamás Gábor Molnár: Bridging time delay systems and neural networks (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) 36 25 419
Postdoctoral proposals – ÉTTK 134434 Andrea Nagy: Numerical Simulation of Weird Stellar Explosions (University of Szeged) 36 23 607
Postdoctoral proposals - OBTK 135102 Gergely Nagy: Examination of the macrophage-specific enhancer grammar using next-generation sequencing methods (University of Debrecen) 36 25 470
Postdoctoral proposals – ÉTTK 134953 Zoltán Lóránt Nagy: Extremal graph problems with algebraic and probabilistic methods (Office for Research Groups Attached to Universities and Other Institutions) 36 22 506
Postdoctoral proposals - OBTK 135132 Csilla Emese Németh: Investigating the influence of Vitamin D signaling in Marfan syndrome (Semmelweis University) 36 25 491
Postdoctoral proposals - OBTK 134818 Eszter Németh: Amplification of the mutant EGFR gene: molecular mechanism and role in therapeutic resistance (Research Center of Natural Sciences) 36 25 497
Postdoctoral proposals - BTTK 134398 Eszter Neumann: The growing role of the churches in public education and policy-making (Center for Social Sciences) 36 25 156
Postdoctoral proposals - OBTK 134324 Kinga Nyíri: Investigation of protein and peptide type inhibitors of the human dUTPase (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) 36 25 407
Postdoctoral proposals – ÉTTK 134976 Mátyás Imre Pápai: Manipulation of excited-state relaxation pathways in functional transition metal complexes (Wigner Research Centre for Physics) 36 25 500
Postdoctoral proposals - BTTK 134900 Szilárd Rácz: The development processes of Central and Southeast European cities (Centre for Economic and Regional Studies) 36 19 989
Postdoctoral proposals - OBTK 134837 Katalin Skrapits: Unraveling the role of kisspeptin neurons in the human rostral hypothalamus (Institute of Experimental Medicine) 36 25 500
Postdoctoral proposals – KKTK 135143 Zoltán Soltész: Mosquitoes in double role: pollinators and virus vectors (Centre for Ecological Research) 36 25 264
Postdoctoral proposals - BTTK 134712 Eszter Soós: A Germanic group in northern Pannonia in the early Roman Period. The complex archaeological analysis of the cemetery from Vinár-Cseralja (University of Pécs) 36 23 727
Postdoctoral proposals - OBTK 134195 Zoltán Szittner: Novel biophysical methods for surface-coupled antigen detection by leukocytes (Centre for Energy Research) 36 25 407
Postdoctoral proposals - BTTK 134910 János Gábor Tarbay: The Technology, Use and Manipulation of Weapons from the Late Bronze Age Transdanubia (Hungarian National Museum) 36 25 145
Postdoctoral proposals – ÉTTK 135034 István Timári: Development of novel NMR methods for improving structure elucidation of biologically or catalytically active molecules (University of Debrecen) 36 25 500
Postdoctoral proposals – KKTK 134302 Flóra Tinya: Forest regeneration in artificial gaps – Ecological evidences for continuous cover forestry and conservation-oriented forest management (Centre for Ecological Research) 36 25 497
Postdoctoral proposals – ÉTTK 135800 Casey Tompkins: Extremal problems in hypergraph theory and geometry (Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics) 36 25 421
Postdoctoral proposals – KKTK 134284 Liliána Tóth: Biofungicide and bioactivator potential of novel defensin-like proteins from Solanum lycopersicum L. (University of Szeged) 36 24 531
Postdoctoral proposals – ÉTTK 134758 Endre Tóvári: Quantum electronics in coupled superconductor-2DEG hybrides (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) 36 25 500
Postdoctoral proposals - BTTK 134469 László Dávid Törő: The debate between Austrian and Hungarian historical writing about Western-Hungary/Burgenland (1918-1945) (University of Debrecen) 36 20 367
Postdoctoral proposals – ÉTTK 135037 Gergely Tihamér Török: Investigation of the effects of morphodynamic processes induced by wing dams on high water levels in rivers (Office for Research Groups Attached to Universities and Other Institutions) 36 25 404
Postdoctoral proposals – KKTK 134483 Bálint Üveges: Toxic invaders: Adaptation in the poison and venom production of introduced animals (Centre for Agricultural Research) 36 25 407
Postdoctoral proposals - BTTK 135651 Anna Varga: Environment and society transformation of common forest and pasture use in the 18th and 19th Century and 19th centuries and its contemporary effects in Southern Transdanubia (University of Pécs) 36 24 996
Postdoctoral proposals – KKTK 134985 Ernő Vincze: Effects of urbanization on the behaviour of wild animals towards humans (University of Pannonia) 36 24 249
Updated: 09 October 2020
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