welcome to the somopro website - south moravian programme for distinguished researchers
The aim of the Programme is to support work possibilities and to develop scientific projects for top-researchers in the South Moravian Region. The Programme is co-financed by the South Moravian Region and the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Development - Marie Curie Actions.
Since August 2012 the SoMoPro II Programme has began, two Calls for proposals will be open within SoMoPro II.
There are two main aims of the SoMoPro programme:
1) Provide training and career development to researchers
2) Build on the growing activities and projects in the field of R&D and innovation in the region of Southern Moravia.
Characteristics of the programme
SoMoPro supports research in science, medicine and technology. Research fields are chosen freely by the applicants. Researchers applying to this action need to identify and develop a research training project that will provide the means to significantly advance in their career. A fundamental concept underlying this action is that of advanced training and life-long learning.
The financial contribution takes form of grants covering 100% of the eligible expenses.
The applicants shall have a Ph.D. title or at least 4 years of research experience and shall not be living in the Czech Republic for more than 12months in the last 3years prior to the submission deadline.
SoMoPro I is a pilot programme and it is planned for 4 years (2009 - 2013). The budget is of 3.887.158 €.
SoMoPro II is implemented for 5 years (2012 - 2017), overall budget is of 4.766.562 €.
Both programmes are financed partly 60% by regional public sources, Region of South Moravia, and remaining 40% is a 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 a CIG).
The programme is administered by the South Moravian Centre for International Mobility (JCMM), which carries out all the application and evaluation procedures. The final distribution of grants (signature of grant agreements) is, however, fully in competence of The South Moravian Region, the Programme Coordinator.