Space Research Fund 2021 Call - Applications Now Open

Friday, April 23, 2021

he Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to announce that it is now receiving proposals under the Space Research Fund 2021. All relevant documentation is available on the Space Research Fund webpage.

The Space Research Fund continues to provide financial support for research, development and innovation in the downstream Satellite Earth Observation (EO) sector, specifically projects that deal with the processing and exploitation of data collected through EO satellites. The call is open to all Maltese legal entities under three funding modalities (de minimis ; GBER ; State Aid n/a).

An applicant or each partner within a consortium is to opt for one funding modality, making use of the respective rules and application template. A proposal can apply for a grant of up to €150,000 in order to carry out their research projects during a period of 20 months across two stages.

Call deadline: 18th June 2021, COB

Two Information Sessions are being organised by the Malta Council for Science and Technology, with the support of expertise from the European Space Agency. The two identical sessions will be held online on:

30th April, between 12:00 and 14:00

7th May, between 12:00 and 14:00

These Information Sessions aim to provide an overview of the Fund and demonstrate how space infrastructure can help tackle societal challenges that we encounter in our daily lives, through the use of Earth Observation satellites.

Do not hesitate to get in touch at space.mcst@gov.mt should you have any queries.

Click here to register to the above Information Sessions.

Further Information: External Link