Bulgaria: BNSF

Name of Funding agency

Bulgarian National Science Fund

Geographical coverage (national/regional)

National

Name of the programme/initiative

M-ERA.NET

Programme website

https://www.fni.bg/

Programme owner

Bulgarian National Science Fund

Program manager (executing funding organisation)

Bulgarian National Science Fund

Contact person(s) (e-mail, tel.)

Milena Aleksandrova, aleksandrova@mon.bg, +359 884 171 363

Funding Commitment

€ 306 775

Anticipated number of fundable research partners

Up to 3 projects

Maximum funding per grant awarded to a partner

Up to € 102 258

Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range

1-4

Funding rates (approx.)

N/A

Major eligibility criteria
(e.g. types of organisations, thematic restriction, cost types and caps)

Eligible institutions:

1)        Accredited universities as defined in Art.85 para.1, p. 7 of the Higher Education Act;

2)        Research organizations as defined in Art. 47, para 1 of the Higher Education Act. http://lll.mon.bg/uploaded_files/zkn_visseto_obr_01.03.2016_EN.pdf

Eligible costs are specified in” National requirements and eligibility conditions” of Bulgarian National Science Fund available at: https://www.fni.bg/sites/default/files/competition/12_2016/ERA/FNI_International_Programs_2017_BG.pdf

https://www.fni.bg/sites/default/files/competition/07_2018/REG/REG_budget_2018.xlsx

 

Submission of the proposal at national/regional level (schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines, etc.)

Applicants have to submit an application form for national eligibility when submitting the proposals. The application form, entitled „Administrative description of the project“ should be filled in both Bulgarian and in English and signed. Application forms can be obtained at: https://www.fni.bg/sites/default/files/competition/12_2016/ERA/FNI_International_Programs_2017_BG.pdf

They have to be sent it back by post or in person to BNSF Registry Office before the deadline of 1stage proposal submission at the following address:

BNSF Registry Office

Blvd. Al. Stamboliiski 239; Entr.B

Sofia 1309

Submission of financial and scientific reports at the national/regional level

Specified in” National requirements and eligibility conditions” of Bulgarian National Science Fund available at: https://www.fni.bg/sites/default/files/competition/12_2016/ERA/FNI_International_Programs_2017_BG.pdf

Further guidance

N/A