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Development of a Crop-based Survey Approach for Pests of Citrus and of Broadleaved Trees

Source of Funding:

Call ref: GP/EFSA/ALPHA/2021/08

The main objective of this call for proposal is to identify organisations to support EFSA in the development of methodology and tools to support the MSs in the planning and preparation of crop-based surveys. EFSA wishes to identify two partner organisations for piloting and developing the methodologies in the following two lots:

Lot 1: citrus pests

Lot 2: pests of broadleaved trees.

This call for proposals, is in an innovative type of grant based on achievements of results. You can find more details on the specific objectives and the indicated deliverables for each phase in the call documents (ref. the link below).

Please note that the deadline for submission of proposals is 1 September 2021.

The link to the EFSA webpage with the guide for applicants and relevant annexes of the call is available on the below link.

In case of any queries related to this Call, please do not hesitate to address them to EFSAProcurement@efsa.europa.eu by indicating the Call reference.

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Technology Development Programme Call 2021

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The Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to announce that it is currently receiving project proposals under the FUSION Technology Development Programme.

  • The call now closes Midnight of Monday 5th July 2021.
  • This call provides financial support for research, development and innovation preferably within the SMART Specialisation Areas identified in Malta’s National Research and Innovation Strategy 2020. The focus is on innovative research, knowledge transfer and establishing collaborations between (1) Public Entities and (2) Industry with the intention of commercialising the technology developed.
  • Kindly note, the application form has been altered. For applicants resubmitting their proposals, ensure that the necessary information is provided.
  • More information on this opportunity for funding, the eligibility criteria, the rules for participation and the application form, can be found in the link below.
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INTERNATIONALISATION PARTNERSHIP AWARDS SCHEME PLUS 2021 (IPAS+) CALL 1

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The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) is receiving proposals under the Internationalisation Partnership Awards Scheme Plus (IPAS+). The Scheme is divided into two options. Applicants are to fill in the appropriate sections of the form; they may select either Option A or Option B, or both:

Option A: opportunities for collaborative initiatives between Maltese entities and at least one foreign entity of proven track record of excellence. Proposals should describe the nature of the joint activities that would be funded through the Award. Applicants are to demonstrate how the proposed activities contribute towards and align with achieving the goals of the National R&I Strategy, and to describe the potential of any activities to become self-sustaining or generate longer-term outcomes.

Option B: opportunities for Maltese entities intending to submit a Horizon Europe proposal as the coordinator of the consortium to engage a service provider (local or foreign) who will be supporting the applicant through proposal writing and submission

Additional information can be found on website: http://mcst.gov.mt/ri-ipas-open-calls/ . Alternatively, interested parties may contact Mr. Mark Farrugia on 23602178 or 23602000.

Deadline: Friday 18th June 2021 at 11.30pm.


PRIMA Proposal Writing Assistance Scheme 2021 - SECTION 2

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Applicants who will coordinate a project addressing a Section 1 or Section 2 topic featured in the PRIMA Annual Work Plan 2021 have the opportunity of engaging a service provider who can support them through the pre- / full proposal writing and/or submission stages.

The documentation associated with this scheme can be accessed through the following links:

Applicants that deem their application as having no State Aid implications are requested to contact the Council on prima.mcst@gov.mt.

Interested applicants are encouraged to seek more information by contacting MCST on prima.mcst@gov.mt well before the submission deadline for guidance on the procedure entailed. To be eligible, a signed letter of intent must be issued by the Council before engaging the service provider and before starting to write the project pre/full proposal.

The PRIMA Proposal Writing Assistance Scheme is part of the PRIMA Programme supported by the European Union.

Deadline for Section 1 applications: 13th April 2021

Deadline for Section 2 applications: 21st April 2021

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PRIMA Proposal Writing Assistance Scheme 2021 - SECTION 1

Source of Funding:

Applicants who will coordinate a project addressing a Section 1 or Section 2 topic featured in the PRIMA Annual Work Plan 2021 have the opportunity of engaging a service provider who can support them through the pre- / full proposal writing and/or submission stages.

The documentation associated with this scheme can be accessed through the following links:

Applicants that deem their application as having no State Aid implications are requested to contact the Council on prima.mcst@gov.mt.

Interested applicants are encouraged to seek more information by contacting MCST on prima.mcst@gov.mt well before the submission deadline for guidance on the procedure entailed. To be eligible, a signed letter of intent must be issued by the Council before engaging the service provider and before starting to write the project pre/full proposal.

The PRIMA Proposal Writing Assistance Scheme is part of the PRIMA Programme supported by the European Union.

Deadline for Section 1 applications: 13th April 2021

Deadline for Section 2 applications: 21st April 2021

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PRIMA Calls 2021

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PRIMAPartnership for R&I in the Mediterranean – facilitates collaborative R&I in the areas of Water Management, Farming Systems and Agro-Food Chains. PRIMA operates under two main lines of funding – Section 1 and Section 2. Section 1 Calls are funded directly by the European Commission whilst Section 2 Calls are funded directly by the countries participating in PRIMA.

Project proposals address the following topics under Section 2 are eligible for funding:

Thematic Area 1: Water Management

  • Topic 2.1.1 (RIA) Alleviating Mediterranean water scarcity through adaptive water governance.

Thematic Area 2: Farming System

  • Topic 2.2.1 (RIA) Up-scaling field practices based on agroecology principles to increase ecosystem services and biodiversity, to adapt the small farming systems to climate change and to increase farmers’ incomes

Thematic Area 3: Agro-food Value Chain

  • Topic 2.3.1 Increasing the resilience of small-scale farms to global challenges and COVID-like crisis by using adapted technologies, smart agri-food supply chain and crisis management tools.

For more information on the eligible topics for Section 1, please visit this link.

Entities residing in Malta are eligible for funding under the Section 2 calls, with the option of requesting up to 500,000 euros to participate in a PRIMA proposal consortium (N.B. if more than one National partner is present in one consortium, the total amount of funding for the participating National partners cannot exceed the 500,000 euros capping).

Please consult the below link for more information and to download the application forms.

Pre-proposal submission deadline – 21st April 2021 at 17:00 CET

 

Check out the paralel call: A proposal Writing Assistance Scheme Call, deadlines:

Section 1 -13th April 2021,

Section 2 - 21st April 2021 .


MCST-TUBITAK 2021 Joint Call for R&I Proposals

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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 prima.mcst@gov.mt. 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).

ONLINE INFORMATION EVENT

 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 prima.mcst@gov.mt / (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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