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Support for the use of international and national research infrastructures
Date of announcement: 28 september 2021
Modified:
Next deadline for submission:
Deadline for E-submission: 31 august 2022 16:00
31 august 2022
Deadline for application via post office:
Submitter of proposal
Budgetary institution, Enterprise, Non-profit organisation
Beneficiary groups
Institution of higher education, Other budgetary research institution, Enterprise-based research organisation, Enterprise (non-research type), Non-profit research organisation, Institution of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELKH)
Budget
HUF 100 000 000
Number of applications
60-80
Funds available per project
HUF 0,5-2 M
Project duration
max. 24 months
Evaluator of proposals
NRDI Office
The call, funded from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund, aims to support researchers in accessing research and measurement opportunities provided by research infrastructures (RIs):

Sub-programme ‘A’: Supporting the exploitation of research and measurement opportunities by domestic researchers, especially in the case of infrastructures to which Hungary is a full member.

Sub-programme ‘B’: Supporting the exploitation of significant domestic research infrastructures by international researchers, thus facilitating their integration into the international bloodstream and knowledge flow. Preference will be given to domestic research infrastructures that are intrinsically linked to an international research infrastructure (e.g., Node) to which Hungary is a full member.

Submission of project proposals

Project proposals should be submitted online, by logging in and completing the online application form on the Participant Portal (Pályázati e-ügyintézés) at www.palyazat.gov.hu. 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.

Applications are accepted (electronically) from the announcement of the online application form in several phases: 16:00 CET on 05 November 2021, 31 May 2022 and 31 August 2022.

Eligible applicants

Legal entities with registered seat in Hungary or with registered seat in the European Economic Area and a branch office in Hungary may apply as specified below:

  • businesses and other economic organisations classified under the financial management (GFO) codes specified in the call, provided that they have at least two completed business years, maintain double-entry accounting, and are not subject to the small business tax (KATA);
  • denominational or private higher education institutions accredited by the state, qualifying as research and knowledge-dissemination organisations under Article 2 (83) of Council Regulation 651/2014/EU;
  • budgetary organs and budgetary entities, qualifying as research and knowledge-dissemination organisations under Article 2 (83) of Council Regulation 651/2014/EU.

Scope of eligible activities

Under Sub-programme ‘A’:

  • Outbound travel: inbound and outbound travel of domestic researchers/PhD/MSc/MA students traveling abroad in relation to the RI in the destination country,
  • Stay: the stay of domestic researchers/PHD/MSc/MA students abroad in relation to the RI in the destination country,
  • Other travel: project-related travel and other travel-related expenses incurred by domestic researchers/PhD/MSc/MA students, travelling abroad, in Hungary and in the destination country (in relation to a given RI)
  • Dissemination of results: project-related activities to disseminate the results achieved (e.g., technical and scientific conferences, scientific and technical journals, open access repositories, open and free source software),
  • Instrument use fee: fee for the use of the host research infrastructure, for which a certificate must be attached to the report together with the mandatory commitments.

Under Sub-programme ‘B’:

  • Inbound travel: in- and outbound travel of foreign researchers/PhD students (in relation to a Hungarian RI),
  • Stay: stay of foreign researchers/PhD students in Hungary for the duration of the measurement,
  • Other travel: project-related travel and other travel-related expenses incurred by foreign researchers/PhD students in Hungary,
  • Dissemination of results: project-related activities to disseminate the results achieved (e.g., technical and scientific conferences, scientific and technical journals, open access repositories, open and free source software),
  • Costs of material, equipment and instruments use: the costs of materials and equipment incurred by the host institution in carrying out the research,

Duration of the project

The maximum duration of projects is 24 months.

Available funds

The NRDI Office supports the objectives of the call with a budget of HUF 100 million from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund.

Form of funding: non-repayable grant.

Funding intensity: 100%

Amount of funding: the minimum amount of funding per application is HUF 500 thousand and the maximum is HUF 2 million.

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 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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