The Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF) invites applicants to submit proposals in the National Scientific Program “Petar Beron i NIE” (P. Beron) call

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE OF BULGARIA
BULGARIAN NATIONAL SCIENCE FUND
INVITATION

The Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF) invites applicants to submit proposals in  the National Scientific Program “Petar Beron i NIE” (P. Beron) call.

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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.   

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)

Indicative timetable of the call:

Publication of call till 31.07.2019
Opening of call 05.08.2019
Deadline for submission of proposals 20.09.2019
Eligibility check 1.10.2019
Evaluation of proposals 20.11.2019
Information on the outcome of the evaluation 25.11.2019
Indicative date for the signature of Contract 1.12-10.12.2019
Indicative dates for transfer of the grant 1.12-10.12.2019
Possible start date of the Action 2.01-2.05.2020

Website for proposal submission for the call: http://pb.stko.eu

Documents for the call:
- Invitation (in Bulgarian)
- General guidelines on National Scientific Programs  (in English)
- General guidelines on National Scientific Programs  (in Bulgarian)
- Specific guidelines for the National Scientific Program “Petar Beron i NIE” (P. Beron) (in English)
- Specific guidelines for the National Scientific Program “Petar Beron i NIE” (P. Beron) (in Bulgarian)
- Official text of the National Scientific Program “Petar Beron i NIE” (P. Beron) (in Bulgarian)

Templates of the proposal forms:
- Part A (in English)
- Part A (in Bulgarian)
- Part  B-1 (in English)
- Part  B-2 (in English)
- Appendix 1 (in Bulgarian)
- Appendix 2 (in Bulgarian)
- Appendix 3 (in Bulgarian)
- Appendix 3 (in English)

Additional documents:
- Instruction for submission of proposal documents (in English)
- Instruction on how to sign documents in pdf format with electronic signature using Adobe Acrobat (in English)
- Text of the contract (in Bulgarian)
- Appendices to the contract (in Bulgarian)
- List of descriptors (adopted from MSC call) (in English)
- Rules for monitoring the implementation (in Bulgarian)
- All documents as a single archive
- Order for the call (in Bulgarian)

According to Article 50, subparagraph 1, of the Regulations of Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF), the applicants may ask questions, related to the Call's documents no later then 10 days prior to the deadline for submitting the proposals. Questions will be accepted only in English, given that the Call is open to International Researchers, and by email only at: pberon_applications@mon.bg

NB: Before sending your questions, please take a look at the Call's documents and the already published Questions and Answers. Questions that already have published answers, won't be addressed.