In 2020, the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), signed a collaborative agreement to bilaterally support cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation between Malta and Turkey.
In 2021, MCST and TÜBİTAK jointly launched the first MCST- TÜBİTAK Joint Call for Proposals to carry out bilateral research & innovation (R&I) projects, in accordance with the framework of this said collaborative agreement.
This Call is an integral part of the PRIMA Programme, as it aims to support R&I in the three priority areas defined in the PRIMA SRIA (Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda), namely in the fields of
- Water Management
- Farming Systems
- Agro-food Value Chains
Successful projects supported through this Call, will assist researchers and innovators from both countries to strengthen their scientific expertise and network, enabling them to collaborate further in future annual PRIMA Section 1 and Section 2 Calls.
For more information on open calls please visit the funding page.
MCST-TÜBİTAK 2021 Joint Call for R&I Proposals is part of the PRIMA Programme supported by the European Union.
The MCST- TÜBİTAK Joint Call for R&I Proposals is a PRIMA Section 3 Participating States Initiated Activity (PSIA). Such activities constitute an integral part of the PRIMA programme contributing to the alignment of national programmes to PRIMA. In fact, the Call funds R&I actions (RIAs) and Innovation actions (IAs) in the following thematic areas:
Agro-food Value Chains
PSIAs are funded following national evaluation, selection and granting processes implemented by the Participating States, in line with common principles (see details in the full version of the annual work plan) agreed with the PRIMA-IS, on behalf of the Participating States, and the European Commission.
This article was last updated on: August 30, 2021