On 18 July 2016 the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (hereinafter “MEYS”), the Czech Republic, the Programme Operator of the Czech-Norwegian Research Programme CZ09, announces a Call for proposals 2016 for initiatives (hereinafter “the Call”) financed from the Fund for bilateral relations at programme level (hereinafter “the Fund”) in the programme area Bilateral Research Cooperation under the Czech-Norwegian Research Programme CZ09 (hereinafter “the Programme”) in the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014.
The Call for proposals is open from 14:00 on 18 July 2016 to 14:00 on 20 January 2017 CET (Prague, the Czech Republic).
Focus of the Fund for bilateral relations
The Fund under the Czech-Norwegian Research Programme CZ09 supports non-research activities strengthening bilateral cooperation and relations between the Czech Republic (the Beneficiary State) and Norway (the Donor State) within the relevant programme area.
Research organizations and small and medium-sized enterprises (hereinafter “SMEs”) with research and development as one of their objects based in the Czech Republic and in Norway are eligible to apply.
There must be at least one Czech entity (hereinafter “Promoter”) and at least one Norwegian partner (hereinafter “Partner”) actively participating in the initiative. A proposal must have one Czech Promoter only that leads the initiative.
Third parties (in addition to the Czech and Norwegian eligible entities) may actively participate in the Czech-Norwegian initiative but will not receive grants from the Fund.
Each proposal is managed by one leader at the Czech head entity who is responsible for completion of the initiative.
Total allocation and grant
The total allocation available from the Fund for Bilateral Relations through the Call for proposals 2016 is CZK 11,026,000 (€ 408,052). The minimum grant from the Fund is CZK 200,000 (€ 7,401) per proposal. The maximum grant available is CZK 800,000 (€ 29,606) per proposal.
Research organizations may obtain a grant up to 100% of total eligible costs. Small and medium sized enterprises may obtain the grant up to 50% only of total eligible costs. The remaining funds must be secured from other financial sources.
In case the initiative exceeds 31 December 2016 a separate budget for each year (2016, 2017) has to be calculated in the proposal.
Submitting an initiative proposal by the second cut-off days it is needed to plan a budget only for the year 2017.
The complete text of the Call, a proposal form and Call documents are provided below. The list of mandatory documents is available in the Guide.
The complete text of the Call for proposals 2016 in format pdf:
Call for proposals 2016_EN_18.7.2016_full text.pdf (400,84 kB)
- Proposal form: CZ09 Proposal form for bilateral relations.doc (863 kB)
- Annexes of the proposal form
Annex I - The proposed costs for bilateral initiative_.xls (66 kB)
Annex II - Statutory declarations.doc (706,5 kB)
Annex III - Statutory declaration on categ. of enterprise.docx, soubor typu docx, (673,41 kB)
Annex IV - Consent to processing personal data.doc, soubor typu doc, (699,5 kB)
Annex V - Resume_Europass_template.doc, soubor typu doc, (111,5 kB)
- Guide for the Fund for bilateral relations
Guide for Fund for bilateral relations_2016.pdf (555,03 kB)
Contract CZ09_2016_BiF_templateEN_final.pdf (194,5 kB)
The text of the Call for proposals in Czech:
The text of the Call for proposals in English:
Financial Mechanisms 2009-2014 rules and related information are also available on:
Contact personnel at the Programme Operator
(working days, from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm CET /Prague/)
- Klára Musilová – office: +420 234 811 131 (klara.musilova@msmtcz), or
- Věra Krpcová – office: +420 234 811 169 (vera.krpcova@msmtcz), or
- Štěpán Obrtlík – office: +420 234 811 132 (stepan.obrtlik@msmtcz).
Contact person at the Research Council of Norway
(working days, from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm /Oslo/)
Birgit Jacobsen – office: +47 22 03 70 95, or +47 40 04 19 31 (bija@rcnno).