Research Office Newsletter 2/2020
23 Mar 2020, 15:18

Research Office Is Fully Operational

Dear Subscribers,

Despite the closure of the MU Rectorate building under the circumstances around the COVID-19 pandemic, all Research Office employees are accessible via phone and e-mail: contacts. Individual project agendas are therefore fully secured and all economic centers will be informed of further developments as soon as the situation permits.

At this point, it is not possible to estimate how long the restrictive measures will last, so the impact on project implementation cannot be predicted now (neither possible solutions - change requests, project extensions). 

Therefore, please contact the MU Research Office if necessary and do not contact the provider individually. The University will thus be able to act in a uniform way.

Similarly, for projects under GAMU - after calming the situation and returning to a slightly more stable regime, we will try to accommodate as much as possible within the limits allowed by the rules of the use of institutional support or support for specific research. Up-to-date GAMU information will be posted on the GAMU website.

News

GACR Cancelled and Re-announced Public Tenders

In an effort to respond to the current state of emergency and to accommodate as much as possible all investigators, the Board of the Grant Agency decided to cancel selected tenders and to re-announce them. More information here. Below in the Open Calls section you will find updated dates.

GAMU H - Final Conference

On February 24, the final conference of the Grant Agency of the Masaryk University was held, focusing on completed projects in the Category H - Individual High Risk High Gain Projects.

Doc. Ivan Foletti, MA, Docteur es Lettres, presented his project entitled Transforming the Spaces and the Minds. Late Antique (4th – 6th century) Baptismal Zone.

Doc. MUDr. Mgr. Marek Mráz presented his project called Coding and Non-coding RNA Networks that Regulate B Cell Receptor Signaling: Implications for Combinatorial Therapy.

Discussions with the principal investigators followed. Both of them highlighted the flexibility provided by GAMU towards their research, contributing in one case to obtaining an ERC Grant (Marek Mráz) and in one case to receiving grade A when applying for an ERC Grant (Ivan Foletti). The objectives of H Category were thus fully met. GAMU thanks the researchers for their excellent cooperation and appreciates their results.

Calls for Proposals

Open Calls

Ministry of the Interior – Subprogramme 1

  • On February 6th, the 1st call has been announced in the IMPAKT 1 programme. Programme aims at R&D institutions in order to link and integrate complementary research projects of individual institutions that already have individual capabilities.
  • More detailed information including parameters of the competition can be found here.

TA CR – TREND, subprogramme 2 – „Nováčci“

  • On February 19th, the 2nd call has been re-announced in the TREND programme. The project proposals that have already been submitted during the previous call in February must be re-submitted again. Please contact the main applicants to submit the project proposals again. Programme aims at companies (without or with less experience with funding schemes) in cooperation with research organizations.
  • More detailed information including parameters of the competition can be found here.

TA CR – AquaticPollutants (Cofund Call*)

  • On February 17th, the 1st Call has been announced in the AquaticPollutants programme. The new deadline for submission is May 18th, 2020. The programme focuses on risks posed to human health and the environment by pollutants and pathogens present in the water resources.
  • More detailed information including parameters of the competition can be found here.

TA CR – M-ERA.NET 2 (Cofund Call*)

  • On March 17th, the 3rd Call has been announced in the M-ERA.NET programme. The programme focuses on international cooperation in materials science and engineering in applied research.
  • More detailed information including parameters of the competition can be found here.

GA CR – Swiss-Czech (Lead Agency Call)

  • On January 14th, the 1st Call has been announced in the Swiss-Czech LA programme. The new deadline for submission is April 8th, 2020. The Call aims to support joint projects in basic research.
  • More detailed information including parameters of the competition can be found here.

GA CR – Standard projects

GA CR – International projects

GA CR – LA grants CEUS (international projects evaluated on the Lead agency principle, with GA CR in the role of Lead agency)

GA CR – LA grants CEUS (international projects evaluated on the Lead agency principle, with GA CR in the role of Partner organization)

  • On February 22nd, the LA grants CEUS Call 2021 has been announced. The deadline of the foreign Lead agencies is December 15th, 2020 at the latest. The Call aims to support international cooperation in basic research and is opened to applicants at any stage of their career.
  • More detailed information including parameters of the competition can be found here.

GA CR – JUNIOR STAR

GA CR – EXPRO

MEYS – Prevention of Unhealthy Weight Gain and Obesity during Crucial Phases Throughout the Lifespan (PREPHOBES)

  • The deadline for the submission of pre-proposals is set for 3rd April at 5 pm (this is a call under the Joint Programming Initiative “Healthy Nutrition for a Healthy Life” (JPI HDHL).
  • Complete version of this call, further information on the website of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

IMI2 – Development of Therapeutic and Diagnostic Procedures for Combating Coronavirus Infection

  • IMI2 (Innovative Medicines Initiative) has launched a call for therapy targeting COVID-19 and / or outbreaks of other coronaviruses diagnostics to quickly and reliably identify people infected with COVID-19, the deadline is 31st March. For more information, click here, institutions for cooperation on this call can be found here. The link to the platform that helps in bringing together institutions and industrial companies interested in applying to all IMI challenges is here.

COST

The current COST Action collection deadline is 29th April. Further information is available here, guidance for submitting COST Action proposals here.

MEYS – Mobility

  • Call for proposals for support of joint Czech-Austrian research projects. Deadline for submission of project proposals - 5th June (extended), the full text of this call, further information on the website of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
  • Call for proposals for support of joint Czech-French research projects. Deadline for submission of project proposals - 15th May, the full text of this call, further information on the website of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
  • If you are interested in more information, please contact us at grants@muni.cz.

EU Health Program

  • Call announced in 7 thematic areas with deadline 30th June, more information here.

H2020

 

Oncoming Calls

TA CR – national programmes and programmes funded by the Ministries

  • The timeline with the planned calls in 2020 is available here.
  • The prelimiary information of the 2nd call of „Národní centra kompetence“ has been announced. It will be open on the 29th of April. More information here.
  • The prelimiary information of the 2nd call of „Doprava 2020+“ has been announced. It will be open on the 8th of April. More information here.

TA CR – DELTA 2*

  • The Call will be open from 13th May to 15th July. The programme focuses on international cooperation in applied research.
  • More detailed information including preliminary parameters of the competition can be found here.

*list of participating countries can be found here 

 

Closed Calls

TA CR – Programme „Prostředí pro život“

The call of programme “Prostředí pro život” was closed. MU submitted 2 project proposals – first by the Faculty of Science and second by the Faculty of Economics and Administration. The call results will be announced in June 2020.  

TA CR – KAPPA

The Call of programme KAPPA was closed. MU submitted 16 project proposals. The call results will be announced in September 30th, 2020.

TA CR – ERA-MIN 2 (Cofund Call)

The Call of ERA-NET Cofund programme was closed. MU submitted 1 project proposal. The Call results will be announced in June 2020.

 

Grants Received

TA CR – “Prostředí pro život”, Subprogramme 1 and 2

In February, the results of the 1st call has been announced. One project proposal of MU has succeeded (the total number of submitted proposals of MU was 13). More information about all successful projects is here.

GAMU G – Results of the 2020 call

The projects listed below have been proposed for funding in the amount of the requested budget. Congratulations!

Name

Faculties/Institutes

Proposer

RecQ4 - a protein hub required for proper replication and recombination and its implications in Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome

PřF/LF/CEITEC

Krejčí Lumír, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.

Development of algorithms for application of quantum computers in electronic-structure calculations in solid-state physics and chemistry

PřF/ÚVT

Šob Mojmír, prof. RNDr. DrSc.

ARCTIC Centre for Human-to-Environment Oriented Studies: Impact of Climate Change and Human Activities in the Arctic

FSS/PřF/PrF

Padrtová Barbora, Mgr. Ph.D.

Improving Treatments in Cerebral-Palsy Children using Artificial Intelligence

LF/FI

Plánka Ladislav, prof. MUDr. Ph.D.

 

Events and Training

Planned Research Office Events

Canceled until further notice.

Tipy na další události

Invitations of TC CAS

Innovation Week Czech Republic - get involved

In September/October, the fifth annual Innovation Week Czech Republic is held, which includes a trade fair, professional seminars and international conferences. There is also the opportunity to get involved - more information about cooperation at tydeninovaci@elai.cz.

Interesting Links and Information

TC CAS Information

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