Grants

Program
Dec 1

< 6 months

50 workdays

< €6,000

80%

15%

3 x V4

Sep 15

< 12 months

60 workdays

> €6,001*

80%

15%

3 x V4**

Apr 15

12–36 months

50 workdays

N/A*

70%

15% + 7% TIA**

4 x V4

Apr 15

12 months

40 workdays

N/A

100%

10% + 7% TIA*

N/A**

Nov 10

N/A

60 workdays

ca. €10,000–40,000*

100%

15%

n/a

May 15

12–36 months

60 workdays

N/A

100%

5%

V4 + WB*

Apr 10

€100,000

100%

15%

V4 + JP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 10

N/A

60 workdays

ca. €10,000–40,000*

100%

15% (+ €1,000 TIA**)

N/A

18–36 months

60 workdays

€80,000

80%

15%

V4+EaP*

18 months

40 workdays

N/A*

90%

7 + 7% TIA**

V4+EaP***

Mar 1, Jun 1, Sep 1, Dec 1

< 6 months

50 workdays

< €6,000

80%

15%

3 x V4

Small Grants

The second oldest grant program serves as a facilitator of shorter-term (up to 6 months), smaller-scale (max. budget is €6,000) projects and is also suitable to provide seed funding and networking opportunities for future bigger scale projects.

Any original proposal could be granted support provided it links individuals or institutions from at least 3 V4 countries and develops project activities in the fields of culture, science and research, education, youth exchanges, cross-border cooperation (bi-/trilateral projects possible), and tourism promotion.

With four annual deadlines on March 1, June 1, September 1,
and December 1, Small Grants are an ideal grant program to start with.

deadline in 13 days
Mar 15, Sep 15

< 12 months

60 workdays

> €6,001*

80%

15%

3 x V4**

Standard Grants

The fund’s longest running grant program is the backbone of our grant support suitable for longer-term projects (up to 12 months) with mid-size budgets (min. support is €6,001).

Projects get financed in two tranches and the fund’s share in total budget cannot exceed 80%. €2.2 million is disbursed each year within two deadlines—on March 15 and September 15.

Any original proposal could be granted support provided it links individuals or institutions from at least 3 V4 countries and develops project activities in the fields of culture, science and research, education, youth exchanges, cross-border cooperation (bi-/trilateral projects possible), and tourism promotion.

Apr 15

12–36 months

50 workdays

N/A*

70%

15% + 7% TIA**

4 x V4

Strategic Grants

The Visegrad Strategic Program (Stratefic Grants) complement the Small and Standard Grants in targeting initiatives that adhere to annual strategic priorities. Strategic Grants are designed for longer project durations (12–36 months), offer higher financial support (ca. €40,000 on average per project), and are recommended for more experienced grantees.

Entities from all four Visegrad Group (V4) countries must be actively involved in each proposed project.

Strategic Grants priorities in 2015:

  1. V4 + Ukraine
    1. V4 + Ukraine—Conference/Forum + Expert Consultations
    2. V4 + Ukraine—Energy Security/Energy Efficiency Expertise Exchange
  2. Interconnection of Transportation and Other Infrastructure Systems of V4 Countries (and prac­ti­cal sug­ges­tions for increas­ing pub­lic sup­port for its development)
  3. Interconnection and Liberalization of Energy Market in the Visegrad Region in Practice
Apr 15

12 months

40 workdays

N/A

100%

10% + 7% TIA*

N/A**

Documents and Links

Application form

Rules and guidelines

Reporting and reimbursement

Strategic Conferences

Strategic Conferences were estab­lished in 2014 as a sub-program of Strategic Grants to fund conference-type events of strate­gic regional rel­e­vance. Annual bud­get for the chap­ter is €400,000.

Prospective appli­cants are highly encour­aged to con­sult the fund prior to the sub­mis­sion of their pro­pos­als.

2015 edi­tion:

  • pro­pos­als will be accepted only from appli­cants reg­is­tered in Poland
  • projects must adhere to the fol­low­ing priorities:
    • The Development of the Civic Dimension of the Visegrad Cooperation
    • Modern Development of V4 Countries and Their Societies

Key con­di­tions:

  • prospec­tive appli­cants must have an excel­lent track record and rich expe­ri­ence with the fund’s grant pro­grams (pre­vi­ous suc­cess­ful projects imple­mented with the fund’s support)
  • the pro­posal must prove the given conference’s sig­nif­i­cant inter­na­tional impact as well as a strong regional (V4) relevance

Budget:

  • over­head costs can­not exceed 10% of the granted sum
  • tangible/intangible assets can­not exceed 7% of the granted sum
  • the fund can cover 100% of the project budget
  • eval­u­a­tion period lasts up to 40 workdays
  • no for­mal part­ner­ships (project part­ners) are required
deadline in 69 days
Nov 10

N/A

60 workdays

ca. €10,000–40,000*

100%

15%

n/a

Documents and Links

Application form

Rules and guidelines

Reporting and reimbursement

Visegrad University Studies Grants

University Studies Grants is a grant pro­gram targeting accredited higher-education institutions worldwide with the aim to pro­mote and sup­port the devel­op­ment and launch­ing of out­stand­ing uni­ver­sity courses or degree pro­grams that deal with spe­cific phe­nom­ena explic­itly related to the Visegrad Group (V4) coun­tries.

The grant is intended as a lump-sum, multiple-installment grant awarded to uni­ver­sity depart­ments, schools or fac­ul­ties, which can present the course’s/program’s thor­ough syllabus/curriculum and con­firm its planned long-term enroll­ment. The sup­ported sums depend on the scope and qual­ity of each project; on average the grants amount to ca. €10,000 per course and €40,000 per degree program.

 

Any accredited pub­lic or pri­vate uni­ver­sity worldwide is eli­gi­ble for the grant. There are no limits as to the language of instruction of the given course or degree program; each course/program must, however, secure for each semes­ter of its enroll­ment at least two/three rel­e­vant guest lec­tur­ers from two different V4 coun­tries.

The program’s annual budget is €280,000.

Project appli­ca­tions must be filled out in English and should include the fol­low­ing attachments:

  1. Professional CV(s) of the coordinator(s)
  2. Course syllabus/program curriculum
  3. Tentative let­ters of agree­ment from the guest lecturers
  4. Confirmation about the enroll­ment of the course within given pro­gram (continuation)
  5. Copy of min­is­te­r­ial accred­i­ta­tion (where applicable)
  6. Copy of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion doc­u­ments of the appli­cant institution
  7. Course description(s) for each course within a degree program

 

May 15

12–36 months

60 workdays

N/A

100%

5%

V4 + WB*

Documents and Links

Application form

Rules and guidelines

Visegrad+

Visegrad+ is a grant pro­gram cre­ated to admin­is­ter and finance projects which con­tribute to the democ­ra­ti­za­tion and trans­for­ma­tion processes in selected coun­tries and regions, espe­cially non-EU mem­ber states in the Western Balkans (and formerly also the Eastern Partnership countries).

Tar­get coun­tries and priorities are defined and approved on an annual basis by the deci­sion of the Conference of Ministers and projects are solicited through calls for pro­pos­als publichsed on the fund’s web­site. Projects are reviewed and admin­is­tered by the fund’s secretariat and selected by the National V4 Coordinators are for­mally approved by the Council of Ambassadors. Project top­ics are selected in com­pli­ance with the fund’s statute.

Since 2012, Visegrad+ has been targetting the Western Balkans.

2015 priorities:

  1. Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights
  2. Good Governance
  3. Regional Cooperation in the Fields of Education and Culture
  4. EU Approximation
  5. Environment and Sustainable Development

The program has no regular annual deadline and proposals are solicited through calls for proposals published on the fund’s website.

Apr 10

€100,000

100%

15%

V4 + JP

Documents and Links

Application form

Rules and guidelines

V4–Japan Joint Research Program

The V4–Japan Joint Research Program is a mech­a­nism for for­mu­lat­ing and sup­port­ing con­crete research projects car­ried out on mul­ti­lat­eral basis between the V4 region and Japan.

Proposals eli­gi­ble for the first call are those that fol­low the mod­els: Japan + 2 dif­fer­ent V4 coun­tries (1+2), Japan + 3 dif­fer­ent V4 coun­tries (1+3), and Japan + 4 dif­fer­ent V4 coun­tries (1+4). Bilat­eral cooperation Japan + 1 coun­try (1+1) is not eli­gi­ble. Preference will be given to projects involv­ing part­ners from all V4 coun­tries (1 + 4 model).

The con­tri­bu­tion from the International Vísegrad Fund is an on-top (com­ple­men­tary) fund­ing applic­a­ble to 1+3 (JP + 3 x V4) or 1+4 (JP + 4 x V4) models.

Research field 2015—Advanced Materials:

  • Materials for extreme envi­ron­ments: 
    Multiphase alloys for appli­ca­tion in extreme con­di­tions (high tem­per­a­tures, radioac­tive envi­ron­ments, aggres­sive media, etc.), as ther­mal bar­ri­ers and ultra­hard coatings;
  • Materials for elec­tron­ics and energy har­vest­ing:
    Microelectronics, pho­to­voltaics, ther­mo­electrics, laser technologies;
  • Lightweight con­struc­tion mate­ri­als:
    Light con­struc­tion mate­ri­als for machine engi­neer­ing (foam alu­minum, com­pos­ites with a metal­lic matrix, nanos­truc­tured mate­ri­als, metastable metal­lic alloys, etc.).

Eligibility/details:

The fol­low­ing eli­gi­bil­ity cri­te­ria are applic­a­ble when apply­ing for grant sup­port from the International Visegrad Fund. Applicants must, how­ever, also ful­fill their respec­tive national eli­gi­bil­ity rules (please see Annex 1: National and Regional Funding Regulations [.DOC]). The fund’s sup­port shall be awarded only to Principal/Second Project Leaders from V4 countries.

→ Who can apply?

Public or pri­vate research orga­ni­za­tions or small or medium-sized enter­prises from at least three dif­fer­ent V4 coun­tries and from Japan (JP + 3 x V4); pref­er­ence will be given to projects form­ing con­sor­tia rep­re­sent­ing all four V4 countries

→ How can one apply?

  • Each con­sor­tium selects a prin­ci­ple project leader who sub­mits the appli­ca­tion form to jointv4@jst.go.jp (on behalf of the consortium)
  • Each mem­ber of the con­sor­tium may win sup­port from the fund­ing agency in their respec­tive coun­try(see below for con­tact details)
  • On-top con­tri­bu­tions can be requested from the Visegrad Fund
  • Download and fill out the appli­ca­tion form; sub­mit it to jointv4@jst.go.jp

→ Which costs are eligible?

Printing/publishing costs and related deliv­ery costs, rent­ing costs and related tech­ni­cal ser­vices, fees for experts (hon­o­raria), accom­mo­da­tion and board, trans­porta­tion costs, translation/interpreting costs, office sup­plies and other mate­ri­als con­nected with the project imple­men­ta­tion, pro­mo­tional and PR costs includ­ing pro­mo­tional mate­ri­als, web­site design and updates, over­head costs (max. 15% of the grant)


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Visegrad 4 Eastern Partnership Program

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The Visegrad 4 Eastern Partnership program (V4EaP) was ini­ti­ated in 2011 by the V4 gov­ern­ments (see Joint Statement… from June 2011) to enhance the coop­er­a­tion between the Visegrad region and coun­tries of the Eastern Partnership (EaP)—Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The main aims are facil­i­tat­ing the unique know-how of the Visegrad coun­tries with social and eco­nomic trans­for­ma­tion, democ­ra­ti­za­tion and regional coop­er­a­tion par­tic­u­larly through the devel­op­ment of civil soci­ety and sup­port of coop­er­a­tion among local gov­ern­ments, uni­ver­si­ties and indi­vid­ual citizens.

The program consists of separate grant programs, but also includes the EaP chapter of the Visegrad Scholarship Program (covering incoming scholarships for scholars from EaP countries to V4 higher-education institutions).

Nov 10

N/A

60 workdays

ca. €10,000–40,000*

100%

15% (+ €1,000 TIA**)

N/A

Documents and Links

Application form

Rules and guidelines

Reporting and reimbursement

Visegrad University Studies Grants—EaP

The EaP chapter of the university studies grants pro­gram tar­get­s higher-education institutions in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries in financing projects devel­op­ing uni­ver­sity courses or degree pro­grams which focus on shar­ing spe­cific V4 expe­ri­ence with democ­ra­ti­za­tion and trans­for­ma­tion processes, regional coop­er­a­tion, and the EU acces­sion process.

Any accredited pub­lic or pri­vate uni­ver­sity in the EaP coun­tries is eli­gi­ble for the grant. There are no limits as to the language of instruction of the given course or degree program; each course/program must, however, secure for each semes­ter of its enroll­ment at least two/three rel­e­vant guest lec­tur­ers from two different V4 coun­tries.

The program’s annual budget is €80,000.

Project proposals shall be written in English and should include the fol­low­ing attachments:

  1. Professional CV(s) of the coordinator(s)
  2. Course syllabus/program curriculum
  3. Tentative let­ters of agree­ment from the guest lecturers
  4. Confirmation about the enroll­ment of the course within given pro­gram (continuation)
  5. Copy of min­is­te­r­ial accred­i­ta­tion (where applicable)
  6. Copy of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion doc­u­ments of the appli­cant institution
  7. Course description(s) for each course within a degree program

18–36 months

60 workdays

€80,000

80%

15%

V4+EaP*

Flagship Projects

The aim of the Flagship Projects program is to sup­port long-term projects of strate­gic char­ac­ter that sig­nif­i­cantly con­tribute to pro­vid­ing access to the unique expe­ri­ence and know-how of V4 coun­tries with demo­c­ra­tic trans­for­ma­tion and inte­gra­tion, EU accession and regional coop­er­a­tion.

Flagship Projects are meant to sup­port reform processes, polit­i­cal asso­ci­a­tion and eco­nomic inte­gra­tion with the EU, strengthen insti­tu­tional capac­ities, con­tribute to the devel­op­ment of civil soci­ety and the over­all trans­for­ma­tion of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) coun­tries.

Projects sub­mit­ted to the fund must involve grantees and project part­ners from all four V4 coun­tries, as well as with at least two EaP coun­tries. Projects are solicited through pub­licly avail­able calls for proposals. Annual bud­get for Flagship Projects is €600,000.

The program has no regular annual deadline and proposals are solicited through calls for proposals published on the fund’s website.

18 months

40 workdays

N/A*

90%

7 + 7% TIA**

V4+EaP***

Extended Standard Grants

Extended Standard Grants sup­port medium-term projects of strate­gic char­ac­ter that sig­nif­i­cantly con­tribute to pro­vid­ing access to the unique expe­ri­ence and know-how of V4 coun­tries with the processes of demo­c­ra­tic trans­for­ma­tion and inte­gra­tion and with regional coop­er­a­tion.

Extended Standard Grants are meant to sup­port reform processes, political asso­ci­a­tion and eco­nomic inte­gra­tion with the EU, strengthen insti­tu­tional capac­ities in target countries, con­tribute to the devel­op­ment of civil soci­ety and the over­all trans­for­ma­tion of the EaP region.

Projects sub­mit­ted to the fund must involve grantees and project part­ners from at least three V4 coun­tries and a sin­gle EaP coun­try regardless of the applicant. Projects are solicited through calls for pro­pos­als published on the fund’s website.

The program has no regular annual deadline and proposals are solicited through calls for proposals published on the fund’s website.