The Bulgarian National Science Fund opened a call for proposals for the National Scientific Program “Petar Beron i NIE”

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General goal of the program

The overall objective of the program is to accelerate reintegration and career development in Bulgarian higher schools and research organizations of experienced researchers with internationally recognized scientific results (Experienced researchers). The program will stimulate the development of the research potential in Bulgaria as a necessary fundamental step for the creation of a sustainable scientific and innovation environment and for the development of a competitive high-tech economy in Bulgaria. The applicant-experienced researcher may be of any nationality. No age restrictions apply. The researcher must move or have moved from any country to Bulgaria where the beneficiary-host organization is located. The researcher cannot have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Bulgaria for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the call deadline.


Indicative budget of the call:

The indicative budget for funding projects for the call 2019 is BGN 1 235 000. It is distributed among the 8 scientific panels proportionally to the share of submitted eligible proposals for the corresponding panel.

The budget per proposal depends on the duration of the project and is calculated as up to BGN 5 000 per month.

Scientific panels:

  • Chemistry (CHE)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
  • Economic Sciences (ECO)
  • Information Science and Engineering (ENG)
  • Environment and Geosciences (ENV)
  • Life Sciences (LIF)
  • Mathematics (MAT)
  • Physics (PHY)

The deadline for submission of proposals is 20.09.2019

Proposals that have been submitted to the H2020 MSCA Individual Fellowships - Standard European Fellowships Calls: MSCA-IF-EF-ST-2016, MSCA-IF-EF-ST-2017, MSCA-IF-EF-ST-2018 with Bulgarian host organization (higher education or research institution), have received evaluation score of 80% and more but have not received grant by the EC may also be submitted to the call. If such proposal is submitted to the present call and satisfies admissibility and eligibility criteria, the proposal will be included in the ranking of the corresponding panel with the score obtained in the MSCA evaluation.


Information, documents and guidelines for the Call:

in Bulgarian: https://www.fni.bg/?q=node/955

in English: https://www.fni.bg/?q=node/956