Calls for Funding



MCST-TUBITAK 2021 Joint Call for R&I Proposals

Source of Funding: MCST-TUBITAK

The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) are launching a new bilateral call entitled MCST-TÜBİTAK 2021 Joint Call for R&I Proposals to support cooperation in Science, Technology, and Innovation in the following thematic areas:

  • Thematic Area 1: Water Management
  • Thematic Area 2: Sustainable Farming Systems
  • Thematic Area 3: Agro-food Value Chain

Please visit the Call Text for more details.

 Malta-based entities and Turkey-based entities are invited to jointly apply for funding to undertake a R&I project in these thematic areas.

Eligible undertakings (State Aid) as well as Public entities and Public Research & Knowledge Dissemination organisations that do not carry out an economic activity within the meaning of Article 107 TFEU (Non-State Aid) can request up to EUR 100,000 per project proposal and will need to adhere to the National Rules for Participation. These can be accessed through the relevant hyperlink.

This Call involves a one-stage submission process and submissions are to be received by the 17th June 2021 (23:59 CET).

Each national applicant shall be required to submit a copy of the Joint Application Form and a National Administrative Form with the relevant annexes to These can be accessed through the following hyperlinks: Joint Application Form, National Administrative Form, Annex I, Annex II (Annex II Guide), Annex III, Annex IV, Annex V, Annex VI and Annex VII. (Please click on the below link to download the attachments).


 An online information event is going to be jointly organised on the 9th March 2021 at 13.00 (CET). Interested Malta-based and Turkey-based entities are encouraged to register for this event here to learn more about the Call and about partner searching. The agenda and Zoom link will be directly sent to registrants.

For more information on the Online Event and/or for assistance with the Call Documentation, please contact the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) on / (00356) 23602175

MCST-TÜBİTAK 2021 Joint Call for R&I Proposals is part of the PRIMA Programme supported by the European Union.

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EIT Food open call: Grow Workshops

Source of Funding:

EIT Food is seeking projects proposing a set of interlinked training activities to run annually from 2021 to 2023, in the EIT Food Focus Area ‘Sustainable Agriculture’.

Due to the strategic importance of engaging the farming community, the focus of the ‘Grow Workshops’ will primarily be to work with farmers, although SMEs in the first stage of food production may also be included.

Grow workshops are educational workshops/symposia on emerging trends and technologies that should also contain a network building exercise to establish regional and European networks of farmers and first stage food production SMEs, as well as encourage the adoption of new technologies by these stakeholders.

Strong links to the strategic objectives and demonstration of societal/market needs are expected to be shown, as well as clear descriptions of the competencies and skills participants will take home. Each proposal will need clearly outlined and well-shaped communication and dissemination plans.

Deadline for the expression of interest: 15 January 2021

Deadline for proposal submisson: 21 January 2021

For more details about the call, please click on the below link: