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ERC Starting Grant 2023

Source of Funding: ERC

The ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.

Size of ERC Starting Grants

Starting Grants may be awarded up to a maximum of EUR 1 500 000 for a period of 5 years. The maximum size of the grants is reduced pro rata temporis for projects of a shorter duration. (This does not apply to ongoing projects).

Additional funding up to EUR 1 000 000 can be requested in the proposal to cover the following eligible costs when these are necessary to carry out the proposed work: (a) "start-up" costs for Principal Investigators moving to the EU or an Associated Country from elsewhere as a consequence of receiving the ERC grant, and/or (b) the purchase of major equipment, and/or (c) access to large facilities, and/or (d) other major experimental and field work costs, excluding personnel costs.

Additional funding is not subject to pro rata temporis reduction for projects of shorter duration.

All funding requested is assessed during evaluation.

Profile of the ERC Starting Grant Principal Investigator

The Principal Investigators shall have successfully defended their first PhD at least 2 and up to 7 years prior to 1 January 2023. Cut-off dates: Successful defence of PhD between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2020 (inclusive).

The eligibility period can be extended beyond 7 years in certain properly documented circumstances. See section Admissibility and eligibility criteria of the ERC Work Programme 2023.

A competitive Starting Grant Principal Investigator must have already shown the potential for research independence and evidence of maturity, for example by having produced at least one important publication as main author or without the participation of their PhD supervisor. Applicant Principal Investigators should also be able to demonstrate a promising track record of early achievements appropriate to their research field and career stage, including, e.g. significant publications (as main author) in major international peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scientific journals, or signitficant publications in the leading international peer-reviewed journals of their respective field, or research monographs. They may also demonstrate a record of invited presentations in well-established international conferences, granted patents, awards, prizes, or any other scientific achievements they deem relevant in relation to their research field and project.

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TDP LITE 2022 OPEN 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 Technology Development Programme LITE.

  • The call closes on the 31st of October 2022 at 23:59pm.
  • This call provides financial support for research, development and innovation preferably within the SMART Specialisation Areas.
  • The focus is on innovative research with high commercial Impact.
  • An Information Session will be held at 9am on the 28th of September. Please register at: https://forms.gle/Ev4x6Usodq5HctfRA
  • More information on this opportunity for funding, the eligibility criteria, the rules for participation and the application form, can be found in the attachments below.
  • Please note, submission is to be done through email. File size limits may apply when submitting. Please ensure that the email does not bounce back after submitting.

Visit the below link to download guidelines.

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Sustainable Development Fund 2022


Sustainable Development Fund provides financial support to voluntary organisations engaged in sustainable development activities in order to undertake projects and initiatives in the environment, society and economy.

Through this scheme, the Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise (MEEE), on behalf of the Government, offers financial support to voluntary organisations engaged in projects and initiatives in sustainable development more specifically in the environment, society and the economy.

The Sustainable Development Fund is an allocated fund of 50,000 Euros. 

The main objectives of this scheme are aimed to support voluntary organisations to undertake tangible sustainable development projects and initiatives that have the potential to cover activities and initiatives in line with the Sustainable Development Goals as indicated as indicated below.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)

SDG’s  – Social

  • End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

SDG’s  – Environment 

  • Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

SDG’s Goals – Economy 

  • Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

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INTERNATIONALISATION PARTNERSHIP AWARDS SCHEME PLUS (IPAS+) CALL 2

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

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.

The amount of the Award available to any one successful applicant is capped at €6000 per Option. Some exceptions regarding the financial capping for Option B can be found in the rules for participation. All projects are evaluated by a selection panel set up by MCST on the basis of evaluation criteria outlined in the Call text.

Interested Applicants are to submit their application form electronically to Mr. Mark Farrugia at mark.c.farrugia@gov.mt with “IPAS+ – Application 2022” as subject heading.

The deadline for submission is Friday 28th October 2022 at 11.30pm.

The application must be dated and signed by the applicant and the legal representative. All received applications shall be acknowledged by email. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

An online info session with more details on the IPAS+ call will be held on Monday 26th September 2022 at 10.00am. To register for this info session kindly press here.

Additional information can be found in the documents attached to this call. Alternatively, interested parties may contact Mr. Mark Farrugia on 23602178 or 23602000.

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Call For Innovation - Lo sport nella blue economy

Source of Funding: City of Genoa (Italy)

Applications are officially open for the "Call For Innovation - Lo sport nella blue economy", the new initiative dedicated to start-ups and SMEs developing innovative solutions in the field of marine sustainability and water sports.

The call is promoted by the City of Genoa (Italy) and developed by Job Centre, with the support of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo and in collaboration with I3P, in the framework of the project "Towards The Ocean Race. Innovation, Sustainability, Enterprise". The project aims to use the global reach of The Ocean Race as a lever of innovation to generate products, services, and new business activities, capable of measuring up to the sustainable use of the sea while promoting its liveability, accessibility, and usability for all.

The call for proposals, fully available on genovabluedistrict.com, has a total budget of €800,000 and was created in collaboration with the team of The Ocean Race Genova - The Grand Finale 2022-23, which has the task of organising the final stage of the most famous and toughest round-the-world crewed race, which will arrive in Genoa, for the first time in Italy, at the end of June 2023, after six months of sailing and some 32,000 miles covered.

The areas of interest

The call is aimed at companies proposing innovative solutions related to the Blue Economy, within the framework of the values of The Ocean Race and sea sports. The initiative is looking for proposals for processes, products or services that make available innovations that facilitate access to and optimal use of resources, the participation of sportsmen and women in safeguarding and restoring the environment, the use of renewable energies and the reduction of the impact of materials used through design, natural composites or secondary or easily recyclable materials.

Three specific areas are considered to be of particular interest:

  • wellbeing, accessibility, usability, with the identification of systems that favour the widespread and balanced use and valorisation of the resources of the coast and the sea;
  • materials, design, reuse, with a focus on innovative and sustainable materials that can be used in the nautical sector and the circular economy in the construction of nautical and sports vehicles and equipment;
  • energy, with a focus on innovative and green propulsion systems, including in the field of sea sports.

Support for the winning projects

Applicant projects that successfully pass the selection phase will have the opportunity to access the support provided by the initiative, which consists of the following four types of awards:

  • a grant of up to €200,000 for the implementation of the proposed project;
  • an entrepreneurial development program by I3P;
  • an accompanying service by Job Centre for the participation in the Innovation Village in Genoa;
  • support for project communication within the Innovation Village.

Who can apply

The initiative is aimed at incorporated companies that fall into four categories: SMEs (registered in the business register of an Italian Chamber of Commerce), innovative SMEs, innovative start-ups and innovative start-ups with a social vocation. Those interested in participating must apply individually and by submitting a single application. To be eligible for the call, the projects must be in one of two possible stages of development: "Ready to market" or "Validated prototype". In the public notice of the call, available on the initiative's official webpage, you will find all the details on the eligibility requirements of applicants and the criteria for the evaluation and selection of candidate projects.

The call for proposals is already open and will close on September 4, 2022. Companies with an entrepreneurial project in line with the research to be applied for can visit the call's website (in Italian language), consult the notice, prepare the necessary documents and fill in the application form.

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Exploring Research Grant Scheme

Source of Funding: Malta Enterprise

Through this measure, Malta Enterprise aims to support businesses carrying out feasibility studies to determine the technical and commercial challenges and carrying out preliminary activities that will enable businesses to make more knowledgeable decisions in the development of the intended research and development project. The Corporation may support the implementation of a feasibility study with a cash grant of up to fifty thousand euro (€50,000) which shall cover a percentage of the eligible costs depending the size of the undertaking.


Horizon Europe Calls 2022

Source of Funding: Horizon Europe

Attached please find a list of open calls per thematic area.  The attached database also include call deadlines which differ between calls.

For Horizion Europe National Contact Person for Malta please visit here.

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Commercialisation Voucher Programme 2022 Call

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

The Malta Council for Science and Technology is inviting new applications for funding under the FUSION Commercialisation Voucher Programme. The CVP is being launched as an OPEN CALL for the first time and it will remain open between the 15th March 2022 and the 30th November 2022 (close of business). The Commercialisation Voucher Programme is another instrument aimed at bridging the existing gap in the R&I framework as well as improving the overall development and commercialization potential of innovative ideas. This Programme is to act as a demand side measure and entice user driven innovation, with the aim of increasing research, technological development, and innovation activities, which can eventually be implemented in industry. The Vouchers are primarily intended to assist prospective applicants of the FUSION Technology Development Programme to prepare themselves better in terms of project proposal and validation. In some cases, it may also assist beneficiaries of previous or current R&I Programmes as well as projects funded through the European Programmes. Submission, evaluation, and selection of application will be in the form of a one-stage process in which a legal representative of the applicant will be asked to submit all the necessary information, to enable a decision on acceptance or rejection. The Commercialisation Vouchers are subject to a Scientific Evaluation and priority will be given to the Smart Specialisation Areas. State Aid rules apply. Interested parties should submit their application form electronically to voucher.mcst@gov.mt with “CVP 2022 Call Application” as a subject. The Application must be dated and signed by the legal representative. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the timely dispatch of the application to the Council.   It should be noted that emails larger than 6MB shall be automatically rejected by the system. File sharing software are limited to WeTransfer or drobox. All received applications shall be acknowledged by email or in writing.

Note to applicant:

  • Altering the parameters of the template will automatically lead to disqualification. Text should not exceed the printable area of the text boxes.
  • Annex I is to be used to include a clear diagrammatic representation of how the project will go beyond the state-of-the-art. Annex I should be stamped or signed by the applicant and scanned together with the application form.
  • Annex 2 is to be used to include a reference list with full citations for each item. Annex 2 should be stamped or signed by the applicant and scanned together with the application form.
  • Additional information pertaining to guidelines, rules, procedures and the application form can be found in the documents attached with this call

Click on the below link to download rules for participation and application forms.

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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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IPAS+ 2022 Call 1

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

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.

The amount of the Award available to any one successful applicant is capped at €6000 per Option. Some exceptions regarding the financial capping for Option B can be found in the rules for participation. All projects are evaluated by a selection panel set up by MCST on the basis of evaluation criteria outlined in the Call text.

Interested Applicants are to submit their application form electronically to Mr. Mark Farrugia at mark.c.farrugia@gov.mt with “IPAS+ – Application 2022” as subject heading.

The deadline for submission is Friday 22nd April 2022 at 11.30pm.

The application must be dated and signed by the applicant and the legal representative. All received applications shall be acknowledged by email. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

An online info session with more details on the IPAS+ call will be held on Thursday 17th March 2022 at 10.00am. To register for this info session kindly press here.

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