In this section you may find information on National Schemes published by the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation (formerly know as the Research Promotion Foundation – RPF).
The “Excellence Hubs” Programme aims to promote scientific excellence, which is a fundamental part for the sustainable development of the RTDI System, by funding frontier research projects in cutting-edge fields.
The “Excellence Hubs” Programme will fund projects that fall under the following three Scientific Fields:
The basic objective of the Programme is to reward and invest in research excellence. The Programme can also contribute to the collaboration of national research/academic institutions and enterprises as well as to the development of consortia with foreign organisations. The implementation of projects is expected to result into new, internationally significant knowledge, which can form the base for future exploitation in terms of social and economic development. The projects can be intersectoral and interdisciplinary.
60% financing and the maximum amount per project is:
The Host Organisation can be a Research Organisation, Enterprise, or Other Organisation. Research Organisations, Enterprises or Other Organisations may participate as Partner Organisations.
All general rules and procedures for the participation of organisations and individuals, the eligible activities and costs, as well as the specific information regarding the RESTART 2016-2020 Programmes, are included in the RESTART 2016-2020 Work Programme, which is the basic reference document and an important information source for interested parties and can be found on the Research and Innovation Foundation’s IRIS (Innovation Research Information System) Portal (https://iris.research.org.cy/#/documentlibrary).
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