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Competition rules

Competitive selection of projects is held in accordance with the Procedure for competitive selection and financing by the National Research Foundation of Ukraine of projects for research and development, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated December 27, 2019 № 1170.

The selection of projects is held in accordance with the criteria defined in the Science Council’s Procedure for consideration and examination of research and development projects submitted to the National Research Foundation of Ukraine for participation in competitive selections.

It is recommended to read the terms of the competition before forming an application for competitions.

The competition terms contain information about:

– general information about the competition (the competition title; purpose of the competition; subject of the competition);

– deadlines and procedure for financing the winning projects (types of projects by deadlines; total financing; maximum project financing);

– requirements for competition participants;

– time and place of the competition;

– project selection and evaluation criteria;

– a list of documents and an application submitted by the participant (including the rejection of the application on formal reason);

– submission of documents for participation in the competition and withdrawal of the application by the participant of competition;

– deadlines for submitting and considering of applications, conducting scientific and scientific-technical examination of projects and summing up the results of the competition;

– contact information.

Legal entities of any ownership form can participate in the competition.

One person can be a supervisor in only one application submitted to this competition. The research group may consist of scientists representing one institution (organization), as well as scientists working in different institutions (organizations).

An application for participation in the competition of projects is submitted by the scientific supervisor of the project by filling in the application form specified in the conditions of the competition on the official website of the Foundation (https://nrfu.org.ua/).

The supervisor and project executors must pass the pre-registration procedure in the automated system “The NRFU Project Competition” to submit an application (https://grants.nrfu.org.ua). Registration is complete after filling in all the fields in profile.

A detailed description and registration tips are given in the Registration Guide.

(https://nrfu.org.ua/we-invite-experts-to-cooperate/registration-guide/)

The applicant is identified during registration via e-mail or qualified electronic signature (the QES).

The supervisor may involve to the project only scientists who have completed the registration and have given their consent to participate in the project.

It is possible to send an application for participation in the competition only after filling in and signing the application by the project adviser using the QES.

A detailed description and explanation of filling the application and applying for the competition is given in the Competition registration guide (https://nrfu.org.ua/announced-competitions/registration-guide/).

The participant of the competition has the right to withdraw the application at the end of deadline submission. For this purpose the project supervisor addresses the system administrators via e-mail support@nrfu.org.ua.

Inconsistency of the documents with the requirements of list and/or registration submitted by the participant, determined by the competition rules, is the basis for rejection of the application on a formal reason.

The project supervisor is responsible for the accuracy of the information provided in the application and the documents attached to it. The consequence of providing inaccurate information is the withdrawal of the project from the competition.

The project supervisor is responsible for the accuracy of the information presented in the application and attachments. Providing inaccurate information lead to the removal of the project from the competition.

All changes in the application for the competition are made before the submission period ends.

Only applications submitted to the competition within the period specified in the announcement can be registered.

Within 30 days after the decision to grant, the participant must enter into a contract that defines the conditions for the implementation of the project.

Based on the results of the work at each stage, the Grantee sends to the Fund an information report on the implementation of research and development through grant support and a report on the use of funds, which are considered and approved by the scientific council of the Fund.

At each stage, the grantee reports to the Foundation an information on the implementation of research and development supported through grant and on using of funds, considered and approved by the Science Council of the Foundation.

Grants can only finance the costs in accordance with the competition terms.

Grantee are required to indicate in publications and presentations the following:

– publications and presentations were prepared as a result of the project, which was financed by the National Research Foundation of Ukraine using the state budget;

– indicate the project number and its titles.

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