The Program for Co-financing the Projects of the International Strategic Network of CELSA Universities

On 31 January 2017, the announcement on launching a program for co-financing the two-year research projects was published within the framework of the international strategic network of the CELSA (Center European Leuven Strategic Alliance, partners, the co-founder of which is the University of Ljubljana.

The participation in the project is available for the following CELSA network partners: the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, the University of Ljubljana, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the Budapest Eötvös Loránd University, the Semmelweis University, the Charles University, and the Czech Technical University. A required condition is the participation of the Catholic University of Leuven—the only university from the list, which has the right to submit a project proposal.

Each year, 10 projects will be pre-selected based on the number of applications and scale of project consortia. The aim of the program is to establish joint work on the implementation of the research project, which after 3 years will allow submitting a collective research project application to participate in Obzorje 2020. In order to ensure rapid communication with the Catholic University of Leuven, the Development Fund of Ljubljana University will reimburse travel expenditures for short organizational trips to this University (according to its budget) to all interested scientists of the University of Ljubljana.

The program conditions are published on the CELSA network website.

The maximum CELSA Fund budget for 2017 makes 1.36 million euros.

Budgets of specific projects:

Minimum: 120,000 euros (the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and one more university partner).

Maximum: 240,000 euros (the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and all universities partners).

A Slovenian scientist/researchers group may (can) receive 30,000 euros for 2 years.

Deadline for application: 2 May 2017.

Additional information about the program: