'Nepali research institutes are eligible for EU funding

European Union to Nepal on Tuesday said the research institutes in Nepal are eligible to submit proposals for EU funding under Seventh Framework Programme to conduct research on various topics related to science and non science streams.

Addressing the programme, Dr. Alexander Spachis, Head of the European Union Delegation to Nepal Ambassador Spachis made public the funding opportunities for research institutes at the Sixth National Conference on Science and Technology organised today by the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) in the presence of Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, Ministers, secretaries and eminent scientists.

Projects worth over EUR 8.1 billion are open to organisations and businesses in all EU Member States, FP7 partner states and specifically eligible countries, envoy said on the occasion.

The calls target both innovation and a range of societal challenges, building a bridge to Horizon 2020, the next funding programme for EU research from 2014-2020.
Source:- THT

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