The National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT) launched CONACYT-H2020 call for Mexican public and private institutions to register their pre-proposal to join European Consortia and submit proposals for calls published by the European Commission (EC) in the framework of the Horizon 2020 Programme.
The objective of the matching fund is to maintain a registry of the participation of Mexican entities in the Horizon 2020 Programme. In the case that the institutions meet the eligibility requirements, they can request funding to CONACYT in order to cover their activities in a consortium that will develop a European project. The applicants must first register their pre-proposals and wait for the results from the EC according to the evaluation of the project submitted in Europe with the entire consortium. The proposals will have to go through an administrative revision elaborated by CONACYT according the Call, its Terms of reference and criteria.
The participants must fulfil the following requirements:
- Applicants must have a valid National Registry of Scientific and Technological Institutions and Enterprises (RENIECYT).
- Applicants must register their pre-proposal in the SIAP (CONACYT Funds System) no later than 30 calendar days after the European Call deadline. Mexican applicants must submit their proposal with their Consortiums and also submit their pre-proposal at CONACYT. The information must be submitted in Spanish.
The European proposal presented to the H2020 must be accepted and approved by the EC. Once it has been selected, the applicant must send a complete electronic copy of the European evaluation of their proposals and the Letter of invitation for the preparation of grant agreement in order to proceed with the granting process.
CONACYT will only finance up to an 85% of the total amount requested and approved in the case of public entities (Higher Education Institutions, Technologic and Research Centers) and private Higher Education Institutions; and up to 70% of the total amount requested and approved for private entities, except Higher Education Institutions. The complementary amount must be provided by the Mexican entity applying.
The total amount approved for the execution of the Project will be determined by CONACYT, based on budget availability.
For further information please visit the following website: Call CONACYT-Horizon2020