From: Research Support Services Directorate (RSSD), University of Malta
To: All University of Malta researchers
Re: Scientific cooperation agreement between the Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (CNR) and the University of Malta (UM) – Programme 2018-2019
With reference to the scientific cooperation agreement signed between CNR and UM signed in February 2017, hereinafter mentioned as 'The Agreement', as managed by the International Relations Department at CNR and the Research Support Services Directorate at the UM, hereinafter referred to as 'the parties', this announcement commences the prescribed procedure for the selection of projects eligible for funding in accordance with Article 3 of the agreement.
The press release announcing the signature of the agreement may be found on Newspoint, University of Malta, whilst the signed agreement may be found on the CNR website.
- metrology and quantum-enabled technology
- cultural heritage.
2. Rules for participation
3. Submission of application
Applications need to be received by the parties Friday 29 September 2017 12:00 CET. Late submissions will not be considered.
- Members of the Commission of Experts who shall be evaluating proposals are not eligible to apply
- Each representative must not submit more than one project under the same area
- Each representative may not submit more than two applications across indicated areas in 2017.
4. Evaluation and selection of projects
- Quality of the project (maximum 5 points)
a) Scientific relevance (concept, innovative character in respect of the state of technology and quality of objectives)
b) Methodology, work plan of activities
c) Impact of the project results and dissemination.
- Quality of the research group (maximum 5 points)
a) Qualifications and competence; composition and competence of the research group;
b) Involvement of young researchers (max. 35 years, who have obtained a PhD or have a minimum of three years documented research experience post-graduation from a University or a public or private, national or international Research Institution)
c) Complimentarity in terms of content, methodology and infrastructure
d) Justification of the need for collaboration.
- Appropriateness and justification of exchanges (number of exchanges, total quantity of days) (maximum 5 points)
- Added value and impact of the bilateral cooperation (maximum 5 points).
5. Project funding
Funding shall be allocated directly to the relevant institution in accordance with the laws, regulations and procedures in force. These shall be managed by the respective country representative, who shall manage the assigned funding providing an annual technical and financial report in a template to be provided at a later stage.
- Travel and subsistence expenses for research purposes only between Malta and Italy, for a duration of not less than 3 days
- Research expenses, up to a maximum of 35% of the travel and subsistence expenses already incurred (for example, if travel and subsistence expenses amount so far to € 3,000, the maximum allocation for research expenses is € 1,050).
6. Communication of evaluation results
A list of projects selected for funding shall be published on the websites of the parties.
7. Further information