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New National Excellence Programme – Call for Research Scholarship Applications for PhD Students
Date of announcement: 29 april 2022
Next deadline for submission:
Deadline for E-submission: 02 june 2022 24:00
02 june 2022
Deadline for application via post office:
Submitter of proposal
Private person
Beneficiary groups
Other, e.g. a private person
HUF 1 200 000 000
Number of applications
Funds available per project
HUF 100 000 month/person
Project duration
5, 7, 12 months
Field of research activity
Fundamental research, Industrial research, Experimental development, Innovation, Investment in RDI, Protection of industrial property rights, Market entry
Evaluator of proposals
Host higher education institution
The call supports the research and creative activity and professional development of doctoral students and candidates showing outstanding academic or artistic performance with the expected result of a remarkable high quality publication or other scientific, technical or artistic work in the specific discipline while also preparing for writing the doctoral thesis (PhD, DLA).

Eligible applicants: In Category I: talented students in the first two years of their doctoral training. In Category II: talented students in the second two years of their doctoral training.

Available budget: Up to HUF 1,200,000,000

Eligible activities: Scholarship (in any discipline)

Foreseen number of funded applications: Up to 714 persons.

Grant period: Academic year 2022/2023

Grant disbursement period: 5, 7 or 12 months

Assessor of applications and/or proposer of grantees: Host higher education institution

Submission deadline for application: 29 April 2022 – 2 June 2022

Grant report: At the end of the grant period applicants are required to submit a technical report. No financial report is needed.    

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.

New National Excellence Programme 2022/2023 – Funded institutions
The Ministry for Innovation and Technology, through the National Research, Development and Innovation Office, using the funds earmarked from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund, announced an open call for scholarship applications for the academic year 2022/2023 within the framework of the New National Excellence Programme (hereinafter: ÚNKP).

The following scholarships are available: Scholarship for Bachelor Students, Research Scholarship for Masters Students, Research Scholarship for PhD Students, “Power Up Science!” Research Scholarship for Doctoral Candidates and Postdoctors, Bolyai+ Research Scholarship for Young Lecturers and Researchers, and “Power up your Talent!” Research Scholarship for New Higher Education Students.

The ÚNKP programme supports the training of the next generations of Hungarian researchers and creative artists, helping them to start and stay on a research and artistic career, and providing research funding to internationally outstanding researchers and artists. The scholarship calls promote higher education and research excellence by supporting undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, doctoral candidates, and young researchers and academics who perform effective research and creative activities at the host higher education institution. The programme aims to foster scientific research and innovation on all scientific and artistic areas.

By the end of the application period, a total of 3926 applications had been received by the 25 host higher education institutions participating in the programme. As a result of the institutional assessment of the applications, 2192 applicants are awarded scholarship grants, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Culture and Innovation. The total amount awarded is HUF 3,668,129,137, which includes scholarships as well as research and operating grants awarded to the host higher education institutions of the winning applicants, amounting to 40% of the scholarship.

List of institutions funded under the New National Excellence Programme 2022/2023

Funder: Ministry of Culture and Innovation
Source: NRDI Fund
Date of decision: 24 August 2022

Name of higher education institution Number of funded projects
Amount of funding
(scholarships+institutional 40%, HUF)
Állatorvostudományi Egyetem 18 29 680 000
Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem 75 124 740 000
Budapesti Gazdasági Egyetem 9 8 847 966
Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem 241 377 020 000
Debreceni Egyetem 241 407 330 000
Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem 412 717 139 607
Eszterházy Károly Katolikus Egyetem 19 25 760 000
Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem 27 42 140 000
Liszt Ferenc Zeneművészeti Egyetem 28 39 060 000
Magyar Agrár- és Élettudományi Egyetem 125 212 870 000
Magyar Képzőművészeti Egyetem 25 28 140 000
Magyar Testnevelési és Sporttudományi Egyetem 1 1 680 000
Miskolci Egyetem 45 77 223 579
Moholy-Nagy Művészeti Egyetem 15 18 620 000
Nemzeti Közszolgálati Egyetem 56 100 800 000
Óbudai Egyetem 28 46 049 465
Pannon Egyetem 38 70 811 472
Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem 69 108 500 000
Pécsi Tudományegyetem 184 350 420 000
Semmelweis Egyetem 135 270 015 717
Soproni Egyetem 24 35 420 000
Széchenyi István Egyetem 32 63 601 331
Szegedi Tudományegyetem 319 471 100 000
Színház- és Filmművészeti Egyetem 18 32 060 000
Tokaj-Hegyalja Egyetem 8 9 100 000
Total 2 192 3 668 129 137
Updated: 05 September 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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