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Five Horizon Europe Support Schemes offered by the Malta Council for Science and Technology.

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Science Malta is receiving proposals under the ERC Support Scheme (“The Scheme”). The Scheme aims to strengthen the opportunities for talented researchers to obtain grants from the ERC (European Research Council) for excellent and ground-breaking research based on researchers’ own ideas within all areas of research. 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: Mentoring initiative

The mentoring initiative will support potential ERC applicants by helping to identify international experts to provide coaching and advice.

Option B: Proposal writing trainings.

The objective of this activity is to raise the capabilities of potential ERC candidates to prepare successful ERC grant applications through attending ERC proposal writing trainings.

The Scheme will be open throughout the year (from the 12th March 2024) with the following cut offs in between:

  • 10th April 2024
  • 28th June 2024
  • 27th September 2024

Interested Applicants are to submit their application form electronically to horizon.malta@gov.mt with “ERC Support Scheme – Application 2024” as a subject heading. Applications that are receiving prior each cut off dates will be processed through administrative check and evaluation immediately after each cut off date.

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Science Malta is receiving proposals under the Horizon Europe Networking Support Scheme (NET2HE).

The scheme is offering stakeholders from Malta the financial support to attend Horizon Europe networking and brokerage events held overseas in a bid to increase the uptake in Horizon Europe proposal submissions.

The aim is to incentivize Maltese participation in brokerage sessions and networking events. Info Days organised by the Commission will also be taken into consideration. Travel (including travel insurance) is supported to and from European Member States and Associated Countries, a subsistence allowance will also be given, more details are found within the application form and rules for participation.

Participation in Horizon Europe networking events will generate long-term outcomes leading to the formation of the consortia and/or participation in consortia capable of applying for the Horizon funding. Applicants shall submit a travel report upon completion of their trip and follow up with their National Contact Point accordingly.

Application form

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For queries please send email to nethorizon.xjenzamalta@gov.mt and cc tamara.b.schembri@gov.mt

Science Malta is receiving proposals under the Horizon Internationalisation Partnership Award Scheme (HIPAS). The Scheme will support Maltese eligible entities intending to submit a Horizon Europe proposal (including Partnerships indicated in the Scheme Rules), as a Coordinator entity to engage a service provider (local or foreign) who will be supporting the applicant entity through proposal writing and submission.

Interested Applicants are to submit their application form electronically to horizon.malta@gov.mt keeping Lili Kankaya lili.vasileva@gov.mt in copy with “HIPAS – Application 2024” as a subject heading. The call will be open throughout the year (from 12th March 2024) with the following cut offs:

  • 19th April 2024
  • 19th July 2024 – Deadline has been extended to Wednesday 24th July 2024 at Noon
  • 8th November 2024

Application form

Rules for participation State Aid

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Science Malta received proposals under the Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Scheme for Incoming Postdocs to Malta (PF2MT). The Scheme supports travel and accommodation expenses for experienced researchers  willing to submit a proposal with Maltese entity host (Beneficiary) for the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship call with deadline the 11th September 2024 (MSCA-2024 -PF). The support will be in the form of a lump sum grant and it is for the participation of the researchers in the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship training that will be held on 26th and 27th June 2024 in Malta. Researchers, from any nationality and any age, that meet the eligibility and mobility conditions, may apply through this scheme.

This scheme is closed. It will be reopened next year.

Any queries can be directed to horizon.malta@gov.mt and cc lili.vasileva@gov.mt

Find out more about the Maltese research landscape from this video.

Science Malta is receiving proposals under the European Innovation Council Support Scheme.  The aim of the scheme is to support clients applying to the European Innovation Council Programmes – (EIC Pathfinder, Transition and Accelerator, Open and Challenges calls) and who will apply for the cut-off dates as stated in the Horizon Europe EIC work programme. The scheme is exclusively available to sole applicants and consortium coordinators.

Applicants may benefit from the following Options:

Option A – Proposal Development Grant: € 10,000 (for Coordinators of Pathfinder, Transition and Accelerator Stage 2)

Option B – Business Coach Grant: € 5,000 (only for EIC Accelerator stage 1)

Option C – Pitch Coach Grant: € 2,000 (for Transition Stage 2 and Accelerator Stage 1)

This scheme is open all year round (from 12th March 2024)  Interested Applicants are to submit their application form electronically to eicscheme.xjenzamalta@gov.mt with “EIC Support Scheme – NAME OF LEGAL ENTITY + Application” as a subject heading.

EIC Pathfinder and Transition: Applications must be submitted at least 4 months before call closure date. In cases where the work plan publication is less than 4 months away the relevant deadline, the deadline to apply will be 30 days after the publication of the work plan,

EIC Accelerator: 1st stage applicants can apply at any time to the support scheme. For 2nd stage applications, applicants must apply at least 4 months before the (12 months) deadline stipulated by EIC for Full Application submission.

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This article was last updated on: July 18, 2024