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Call for projects within RO14 Research in programme areas

The Romanian-EEA Research Programme aims at contributing to the reduction of economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and to strengthen the bilateral relations by enhancing research cooperation between the scientific communities of Romania, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, stimulating long-term cooperation and equal partnerships between the research entities.

Responsible for implementation of the Programme:



Programme Operator: Ministry of National Education (MEN)

Implementing Agency: Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)


Donor States:

Research Council of Norway (RCN)

Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS)


Thematic Areas:

•Renewable energy;

•Health and food safety;

•Environmental protection and management;

•Social sciences and humanities.


Budget: € 21,681,063


Deadline for applications: January 17, 2014 (23:00 h. Romanian time)

The submission platform will be available starting on November 25, 2013.


Information package of the call

.Call document (PDF)

.Guide for Applicants (PDF)

 Annex 1 Funding application
Annex 1.1 - The online forms containing general information about the project, details of the Project Promoter and project partners, key persons list, project plan, budget breakdown (PDF)
*** the online form contains a "Preparatory cost" section representing eligible cost for searching partners prior to or during the preparation of a project application

 Annex 1.2 - Core funding application form .doc which should be downloaded and filled in offline and converted to .pdf before uploading to the submission platform (www.uefiscdi-direct.ro) (DOC)

 Annex 1.3 - The statement automatically generated by the system after the successful submission of the application has to be signed by the PP and PI and sent to the PO/IA on the paper version within 7 days from the date of

 Annex 1.4 - State Aid Declarations according to State Aid Scheme (Annex 2) in .doc format which should be downloaded and filled in offline, signed and scanned in .pdf format before uploading to the submission platform (www.uefiscdi-direct.ro)
Statement on compliance with the defintion of research organization (DOC)
Declaration on enterprise definition as small or medium (DOC)
Declaration on research organization's eligibility (DOC)
Declaration on enterprise's eligibility (DOC)

.Annex 1.5 - VAT Declaration - Each Project Promoter and project partner must declare if they reclaim or not the VAT from the national tax authorities in conformity with national tax regulation (DOC

.Annex 2 State Aid Scheme (PDF)

.Guide for Evaluators (Peer-Reviewers) (PDF)

 Legal acts
.Memorandum of understanding on the implementation of the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 (DOCX)
.Regulation on the implementation of the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009- 2014
.Annex 12 Rules for the establishment and implementation of donor partnership programmes falling under the Programme Areas "Research within Priority sectors" and "Bilateral Reserach Cooperation" (PDF)
.Annex 4 Information and Publicity Requirements EEA and Norwegian Financial
Mechanisms 2009-2014 (DOC)

 Contact person:

 Monica Cruceru
E-mail: eeagrants@uefiscdi.ro
Tel: +4021 - 308 05 61

 Marius Mitroi
E-mail: eeagrants@uefiscdi.ro
Tel: +4021 - 302 38 59