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Information memo on the repeated extension of certain deadlines set out in funding agreements due to the third wave of the human coronavirus pandemic
20 April 2021
Last modified: 23 April 2021
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The National Research, Development and Innovation (NRDI) Office published a notice in relation to the pandemic caused by COVID-19 on 9 April 2020. Among others, the notice temporarily extended certain deadlines set out in the funding agreements and funding documents.

The notice allowed for the application of the extended deadlines for a period of 90 days after the end of the state of danger declared by Government Decree 40/2020 (III. 11.), but the period of applicability was extended until 28 February 2021 by two subsequent amendments. The notice and its amendments are available on the NRDI Office’s website, on the Coronavirus pages, within the NRDI Fund updates.

In consideration of the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the related measures, and the effects of the situation on the projects funded from the National Research, Development and Innovation (NRDI) Fund, the deadline applicable to the provisions set out in section 3 of the NRDI Office’s notice published on 9 April , is now repeatedly extended by the NRDI Office until 30 June 2021.

Accordingly, the deadlines set out in the funding agreements and funding documents regulating the implementation and financing of projects funded from the NRDI Fund, including the Terms of Performance annexed to such documents, the deadlines for

  • submission of invoices and supporting documents based on the summary of invoices; and
  • responses to deficiency notices in relation to partial and closing reports, professional maintenance and progress reports (monitoring reports); and invoices and supporting documents based on the summary of invoices are temporarily extended by the NRDIO to 30 days, until 30 June 2021.

These above provisions constitute a unilateral and temporary amendment to the funding agreements and funding documents, as well to the ‘Terms of Performance’ annexed to them, setting out eased rules for the Beneficiaries compared to the original provisions. From 1 July 2021, the relevant provisions of the funding agreements, the funding documents and the Terms of Performance shall apply in the form effective before 9 April 2020.

Budapest, 20 April 2021

National Research, Development and Innovation Office

Updated: 23 April 2021
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