In August 2012, SoMoPro II, the second phase of the programme started, offering two more calls for proposals. Within the 3rd Call 12 more scientits were granted support. The 4th Call results were released in December 2013.
The programme is 60% financed by regional public sources, by the Region of South Moravia, and the remaining 40% is subject to EC support. Programme is co-financedbyMarie Curie Actions (COFUND) and represents a regional analogy to Marie Curie incoming and reintegration fellowships (IIF, IEF, CIG).
Characteristics of the programme
The aims of the SoMoPro:
1) Provide training and career development to researchers
2) Build on the growing activities in the field of R&D and innovation in the region of Southern Moravia.
SoMoPro supports research in science, medicine and technology. Research fields are chosen freely by the applicants. The financial contribution takes form of grants covering 100% of the eligible expenses.
SoMoPro was a pilot programme planned for 4 years (2009 - 2013), its budget was 3.887.158 €.
SoMoPro II is implemented for 5 years (2012 - 2017), its overall budget is 4.766.562 €.
On 30th Septeber 2013 the last fellowship within SoMoPro programme was completed. Within the programme, the total of 668 man-months have been executed. 12 SoMoPro fellows have been offered permanent position/post-doc grants to continue their research careers in Brno. This corresponds with the aim of the programme - to attract outstanding researchers to the South Moravian Region.
The programme is administered by the South Moravian Centre for International Mobility (JCMM), which carries out all the application and evaluation procedures. The final approval of grants agreements is, however, fully in competence of The South Moravian Region, the Programme Coordinator. The programme is part of the Regional Innovation Strategy of South Moravian Region.