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Scientific & Technological Cooperation between Austria, Czech Republic, Republic of Serbia, Slovak Republic and Republic of France

Multilateral Call for Applications of Joint Projects 2020-2021 The overall aim of this call is to support project cooperation among the following participating countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Republic of Serbia, Slovak Republic and Republic of France.

  • Posted on: 08.08.2019

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Contact: wtz@oead.at

Aims of the Call

  • To contribute to scientific advancement in the abovementioned countries by funding researchers’ mobility in the frame of joint research projects;
  • To contribute to research capacity development in the region;
  • To support the advancement of cross-border research cooperation;
  • To provide an opportunity for young/female researchers (as applicable) in the abovementioned countries to cooperate in an international setting and to develop their scientific careers;
  • To facilitate the joint participation in European research projects.Areas of Cooperation

The Call is open to all scientific disciplines and thematic areas, including social sciences as well as humanities.

Duration of projects: The projects will be supported for a period of max. 22 months from March 2020 until December 2021.

The purpose of this call is to support the mobility of researchers among the participating countries to carry out joint research projects. In this regard, funding will be made available for visits and exchanges of scientists conducting joint research. The sending state will cover the travel expenses as well as the accommodation costs and insurance of its own researchers.

Funding will be available for a maximum of two years for collaborative research projectsjointly developed and completed by researchers from a minimum of 3 participating countries.

Who may apply?

AUSTRIA: Researchers at universities, universities of applied sciences and non-university research institutions in the areas of basic research are eligible for application. Minimum requirement for the Austrian Principal Investigator is a PhD/Dr. degree. Minimum requirement for project members is a Master degree or equivalent.

CZECH REPUBLIC:Researchers working atresearch organization in accordance with Article 1.3 point. ee) Framework for State aid for research, development and innovation (2014 / C 198/01). * Please note the special conditions for participation for French researchersEligible research organisations are listed on this website: http://www.msmt.cz/vyzkum-a-vyvoj-2/vyzkumne-organizace

REPUBLIC OF SERBIA: The researchers from Serbia, participating in this Programme, should be full-time employees of the Serbian Universities or Research Institutes or Innovative Organisations, registered within the Serbian Register of accredited scientific and research organisations, in accordance with the national legislation. Criteria which must be fulfilled for application in this Programme is the engagements of the Serbian researchers in the national scientific programmes and ongoing national projects.

SLOVAK REPUBLIC:Any Slovak legal entity or Slovak natural person -an entrepreneur who holds valid certificate of competence to carry out research and development under § 26a sect. 11 or 12 of Act No. 172/2005 Coll. as amended.

FRANCE: Eligibility criteria applied by the French evaluators are available on the website of Campus France under the following link: https://www.campusfrance.org/fr/danube

How do I apply?

It is up to the applicants to find their own research partners. Proposals must be submitted to all responsible national funding bodies of the participating partners simultaneously. Proposals which have not been received by all participating partners will not be considered for funding. The call process is highly competitive therefore application does not guarantee funding.

Please consult the Call Guidelines which provide all information required for application. Please read the general information carefully before applying. According to the rules of this call the application must be submitted electronically via the application platform.

Further information:

Please carefully consult the call guidelines, there are also further contact persons and details listed.

Source: OeAD | Program: Cross Border Cooperation Programme, Other | S&T field/scope: General, Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary | Affilation and Pillar: Research and innovation community, Research and Innovation support Initiatives | Geographical focus: Danube Region, Austria, Czech Republic, Serbia, International/Other