Calls for Funding



PRIMA Proposal Writing Assistance Scheme (IPAS+ Option D)

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

Malta-based applicants who will coordinate a project addressing a Section 1 or Section 2 topic featured in the PRIMA Annual Work Plan 2023 have the opportunity of engaging a service provider who can support them through the pre- / full proposal writing and/or submission stages.

Submission deadlines are as follows:

  • Assistance with PRIMA Section 1 proposals – 1st March 2023 (23:59 CET)
  • Assistance with PRIMA Section 2 proposals – 8th March 2023 (23:59 CET)

The documentation associated with this Scheme can be accessed through the following link:

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PRIMA Training and Mobility Award (IPAS+ Option C)

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

The PRIMA Training and Mobility Award is now open, and it will support Malta-based eligible entities to form collaborative links with at least one foreign counterpart from any one of the 19 PRIMA Participating States. It will fund:

  • In-person short training and/or placements for local researchers in foreign entities;
  • Strategic and targeted visits by local applicants to foreign entities;
  • Knowledge-transfer and/or dissemination seminars or workshops in Malta, on specific PRIMA R&I thematic areas.

To receive this support, applicants shall demonstrate that the scope of the proposed activities is to develop effective cross-border collaborations, undertake research activities and/or training activities in the thematic areas of PRIMA, leading to the submission of a proposal to any PRIMA-related Calls.

Entities established in Malta are eligible for funding with the option of requesting up to EUR 6,000.

Visit the below link to download the guidelines and application forms.

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H1 Systems Mérnöki Szolgáltatások Kft, Hungary is looking for partners to participate in Horizon Europe Calls

 H1 Systems Mérnöki Szolgáltatások Kft is looking for parterns to participate in the following Horizon Europe calls:

  • HORIZON-CL5-2023-D2-01-05 Hybrid electric energy storage solutions for grid support and charging infrastructure (Batt4EU Partnership)
  • HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-01-11 Demonstration of DC powered data centres, buildings, industries and port
  • HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-01-09 Waste heat reutilisation from data centre
  • HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-01-14 Demonstration of innovative, large-scale, seasonal heat and/or cooling storage technologies for decarbonisation and security of supply
  • HORIZON-CL5-2023-D4-01-04 Thermal management and energy optimisation of high energy demand IT systems equipment in tertiary building
  • HORIZON-CL5-2023-D4-01-06 Integration of renewable heat or industrial waste heat in heat-to-cold conversion systems to generate cold for industrial processes

Please find the Profile form here: 

Or visit company website here:

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FUSION R&I: Research Excellence Programme 2023 Call

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

The Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to announce that it is currently receiving project proposals under the FUSION R&I: Research Excellence Programme.

This call provides financial support (up to €80,000) for the early-stage development of innovative projects, through a bottom-up approach. All scientific research areas are being considered, and for projects which may be commercially applicable, this programme targets research at the initial Technology Readiness Levels (between TRL 1 and TRL 4).

Project proposals should be sent electronically and received by not later than 23:59 CET on Monday 27th of February, 2023.

More information on this funding opportunity, the eligibility criteria, the rules for participation and the application form, can be found on the below link.  

Email on (keeping in copy) for further information and to schedule one-to-one meetings.

An online information session will be held on Wednesday 25th January at 1:00 pm CET. Kindly register for this informative event via this link:

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REACH Incubator for StartUps and SMEs

Source of Funding: Horizon 2020

EU funded REACH Incubator is running its 3rd and final open call for data driven startups, to facilitate the development of trusted and secure innovative solutions based on industrial and personal data. 

  • Up to €120,000 equity free funding 
  • Access to 15+ large corporations and their industrial datasets
  • Digital and business mentorship and training
  • Free access to big data tools and computing infrastructure
  • Flagship event attendance at events like Slush and WebSummit

Info Webinar for more information is held on 20th January 10am. Register here.

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Innovative Health Imitative (IHI) Calls

Source of Funding: Innovative Health Initiative

IHI call 3 is a single-stage call with topics on diseases of unmet public health need, rare diseases, mental health, hospital efficiencies, and patient-generated evidence.


For full details of the topics, including the budget breakdown, click on the links above (which take you directly to the relevant page of the Funding and Tenders Portal) and read the call text.

Indicative budget

  • The maximum financial contribution from IHI JU for these topics is: EUR 138 million
  • Industry / contributing partner contributions: Applicant consortia should ensure that out of the total project budget, at least 45 % needs to be covered by contributions provided by project participants

How to apply

All documents relating to the call can be found via the Funding and Tenders Portal and the IHI call documents page. We advise you to read these documents, in particularly the guide for applicants, carefully.

Proposals must be submitted via the electronic submission system of the Funding and Tenders Portal. To start submitting your proposal, simply click on the relevant topic above - this will take you directly to that topic's page on the portal. Once there, scroll down and click on 'Start submission'.

To submit a proposal via the electronic submission system, you will need to have an EU Login account and ensure that your organisation is registered as a beneficiary.

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ERA Talents Call

Source of Funding: Horizon Europe

The ERA Talents action aims to boost interoperability of careers and employability of research and innovation talents across sectors, with a centre of gravity in widening countries. Projects are expected to contribute to several of the following outcomes:

  • Strengthened human capital base in R&I of Widening countries, with more entrepreneurial and better-trained researchers, innovators and other R&I talents;
  • A more balanced talent circulation, both geographical and cross-sectoral;
  • Boosted R&I capacity and R&I support capacity, as well as contribution to increased excellence of the research-performing organisation in widening countries;
  • A more structured and impactful collaboration between academia and businesses;
  • Increased set of research, entrepreneurial and other transferable skills and competences;
  • Improved employability and sustainable career prospects of diverse talents within academia, industry and beyond.


Cross-sectoral talent circulation and academia-business collaboration for knowledge transfer is requiring systematising and structuring efforts. Through ERA4You, as one of the ERA Policy Actions[1], the European Commission aims to support and incentivise such transformations, towards a more balanced circulation of talents, both trans-nationally and across sectors. Within this scope, ERA Talents aims to support training and mobility of researchers, innovators, and other research and innovation talents across sectors with a particular focus on widening countries. The grant covers expenses related to the ERA Talents participating organisations and individual talents hosted/seconded (administrative costs, training costs, travel and subsistence costs and salaries for seconded staff, and costs associated with dissemination & communication and transfer of knowledge).

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COST Open Call 2022

Source of Funding: COST

Participants are invited to submit COST Action proposals contributing to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe. Multi- and interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged.

The Open Call Action proposal submission, evaluation, selection and approval (SESA) procedure is fully science and technology-driven and will ensure a simple, transparent and competitive proposal evaluation and selection process, reflecting the bottom-up, open and inclusive principles of COST.

Participants planning to submit a proposal for a COST Action will need to refer to the SESA guidelines and to the Open Call Announcement on the Documents and Guidelines page.


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EIC Support Scheme

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) is pleased to announce the launch of the European Innovation Council (EIC) Support Scheme.

EIC Work Programme 2023

The European Commission adopted the 2023 work programme of the European Innovation Council. It opens funding opportunities worth over €1.6 billion in 2023 for breakthrough ideas.

The scheme is intended to support single companies classified as SME[1] (including Start-Ups) or other entities established in Malta, who plan to apply as sole applicant, or leader of a consortium, to all options of the  European Innovation Council Programme., including PathfinderTransition and Accelerator.

According to the EIC program they will apply, applicants may select different relevant options to receive support, as described below and in detail in the Support Scheme documentation C (which covers the full stage application) depending on the stage of their EIC application and/or project.

Available options:

  • Option A – Proposal Development Grant: this grant allows the recipient to be reimbursed up to 10,000 Euros to cover the costs of a grant writing support consultant. The consultant will provide a full and comprehensive support during the whole process of proposal development. This grant is applicable for the following EIC programs: EIC Pathfinder and EIC Transition first stage proposals (the Maltese applicant must be project coordinator to qualify for this grant), and  EIC Accelerator stage 2.
  • Option B – Business Coach Grant: this grant allows the recipient to be reimbursed up to 5,000 Euros to cover the costs of a business coach. The option is exclusively available for EIC Accelerator stage 1 applicants. The coach will provide their services to support the development of a slideshow and preparation for the interview, as well as providing coaching services to improve the quality of the business case and increase chances of success.
  • Option C – Pitch Coach Grant: this grant allows the recipient to be reimbursed up to 2,000 Euros to cover the costs of a pitch coach. The pitch coach will support the person(s) who will make the business case pitch to improve their presentation skills and preparedness during the interview. This option is available for EIC Transition 2nd stage and EIC Accelerator 1st stage.

Visit the below link to download the guidelines and application forms.

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