The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) has published a call for joint research projects in the framework of the Scientific and Technological Cooperation Agreement between Italy and Egypt for the period 2023-2025.
The Directorate General for Country Promotion, Office IX of MAECI, invites joint project proposals of Major Importance in the following research areas:
- Renewable and Sustainable Energy
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Water Management, Agriculture and Food Technology
- Smart City and Big Data Management
- New Technologies applied to Cultural and Natural Heritage.
The deadline for proposal submission is 27 October 2022. The call is open to public and private, non-profit research organizations. Projects must last 3 years and have a budget of approximately 60-70 thousand euro per year. The contribution granted byMAECI is 50 % of the eligible costs, and therefore co-funding applicants is mandatory and must cover 50 % of the eligible costs. Co-funding can include salaries of the involved personnel and indirect costs. Any other financial contribution from public or private, Italian or Egyptian institutions will be positively evaluated.