In a statement sent to MTI, Parliamentary and Strategic State Secretary of the Ministry of Innovation and Technology Tamás Schanda said that last year’s budget was HUF 11.5 billion, there will be two billion more available in 2022.
The HUF 13.5 billion budget will help to implement some 350 to 400 research projects, develop new methods and procedures, and gain a deeper understanding of natural and social phenomena, he added.
The primary objective of the program is to contribute to the development of science and strengthen the international recognition and competitiveness of Hungarian scientists and research institutions.
The call for proposals is being launched with five sub-programs. The Postdoctoral Excellence Program will support young people at an early stage of their careers and who have obtained their scientific degree within the last five years.
The Young Researcher Excellence Program helps young people to start their own research topic and set up their own research group.
More experienced researchers and research teams can apply for support under the Research Topics Competition Program.
The two other subprograms are projects being carried out via Hungarian-Austrian and Hungarian-Slovenian cooperations.
The detailed call for proposals is available on the NRDI website.