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The Second Call for Proposals for Global Grant

2011-12-28 News

The call to submit proposals under the measure VP-1-3.1-ŠMM-07-K “Support to Research Activities of Scientists and Other Researchers (Global Grant)”

Call No 02

Research Council (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Council’) of Lithuania invites to submit proposals for project funding and the implementation of projects under measure VP1-3.1-ŠMM-07-K “Support to Research Activities of Scientists and Other Researchers“(hereinafter referred to as ‘the Global Grant Measure’), Priority 3 „Strengthening of Capacities of Researchers and other Scientists” of the Operational Programme for Human Resources Development for 2007–2013.

BUDGET OF THE CALL

The implementation of projects will be financed up to 50 241 383 Lt.

PURPOSE OF THE GLOBAL GRANT MEASURE AND SUPPORTED ACTIVITIES

The purpose of the Global Grant Measure is to stimulate international – class research conducted by young and experienced researchers, to encourage researchers’ mobility, to attract researchers of world – class into Lithuania and to strengthen Lithuania’s competitiveness in the world. Activities supported under the Global Grant Measure are the following:

  1. research conducted by Lithuanian scientists and other researchers of international excellence and world-class at research and higher education institutions of Lithuania;
  2. research conducted at research and higher education institutions of Lithuania by scientists and other researchers of international excellence and world-class residing in a foreign country.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

The eligible applicant is a higher education and research institution of Lithuania together with the research leader and (or) research group if they meet the requirements set in the call documents. Possibility to submit the proposal with partners is not foreseen.

THE DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

The deadline for submission is March 5, 2012 at 16:00.

PROCEDURE FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

Proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope (or package) to the Council (address: Gedimino av. 3, room No 157, LT-01103 Vilnius). Proposals will be accepted on working days from 8 till 12 a.m. and from 12.45 till 5 p.m. (on Friday till 3.45 p.m.) after the announcement of the call till the deadline for proposal submission.

Proposals must be submitted to the Council no later than March 5, 2012 at 16:00 if submitted in person or by courier services. When sending by post, the date of dispatch must be postmarked no later than March 5, 2012.

Proposals submitted (dispatched) after the deadline or to the other address will not be considered.

Applicants must submit the proposal which consists of:

  1. common part A of application form,
  2. special part B of application form and its annexes.

The part A of application form shall be submitted in Lithuanian according appropriate form approved by the Order No 1K- 066 of the Minister for Finance of the Republic of Lithuania on February 20, 2008 (Official Gazette, 2008, No 23-861).

The part B of application form shall be submitted in Lithuanian and English according appropriate form (annex No 5) of the guidelines of measure VP1-3.1-ŠMM-07-K „Support to Research Activities of Scientists and Other Researchers“(Global Grant), Priority 3 „Strengthening of Capacities of Researchers and other Scientists“ of the Operational Programme for Human Resources Development for 2007–2013 approved by the Decision No VII-89 of the Council on December 12, 2011 (Official Gazette, 2011, No 158-7509; hereinafter referred to as ‘Guidelines for Applicants’). All annexes of the part B of application form must be submitted in Lithuanian. A durable electronic medium containing the electronic version of both parts of application form and its annexes must be submitted as well.

REQUIREMENTS TO PROJECTS

  1. The duration of a project must be no less than 24 months, but it should not exceed 36 months.
  2. The amount for financing the eligible expenditure of a project will fall between 400 thousand LTL and 1 million and 400 thousand LTL.

CALL DOCUMENTS

All the documents related to the call for proposals (the Call announcement and the Guidelines for Applicants) are available on the website of the Council www.lmt.lt (http://www.lmt.lt/lt/mkf/vd/vd-ii-dokumentai.html) and on the EU Structural Assistance website www.esparama.lt.

All information concerning the requirements for applicants and for project funding, the registration, evaluation and selection of proposals, decisions on the funding of projects, requirements for the implementation of projects and other necessary information is presented in the Guidelines for Applicants of the Global Grant Measure.

Information about upcoming informative events organized by the Council will be published on the website of the Council www.lmt.lt and on the EU Structural Assistance website www.esparama.lt.