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Hungarian support programme for improving the transnational mobility of researchers

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In support of transnational mobility and career development for Hungarian researchers

Hungary has two main funding bodies for applied and basic research: the National Office for Research and Technology (NKTH) and the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA) Office. With the support of EU funding, they developed a research and technology support programme supporting researchers' career development.

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The project TRANSMOB_HU (Hungarian support programme for improving the transnational mobility of researchers) advanced and promoted international and inter-sectorial research collaboration through three mobility schemes. These covered the activity areas of outgoing mobility, incoming mobility and reintegration. Partners focused on enhancing brain circulation and wide-range application of the European Charter and Code of Conduct for Mobility principles. One strategic goal was to improve human resources of research, development and innovation by enabling researcher mobility and facilitating reintegration after time spent abroad. TRANSMOB-HU published one call with three cut-offs. The call was open for all scientific areas, including social sciences and humanities, life sciences, physical sciences and engineering. The first scheme was open to Hungarian experienced researchers and designed to support research projects at outstanding international research sites. The second scheme was for research at international sites for non-Hungarian experienced researchers (nationals of an EU Member State, Associated Country or a third country). The reintegration scheme was open to experienced researchers (nationals of an EU Member State or Associated Country) wanting to form research units in Hungary. For both the outgoing and incoming schemes, funding was awarded for a maximum of 2 years of basic or applied research. For the reintegration scheme, funding was for a maximum of 2-3 years of basic or applied research, helping researchers to lay the foundation for long-term research work at respective host institutes. A total of 48 grant agreements were awarded: 32 outgoing, 8 incoming and 8 reintegration fellowships, translating to 94.5 fellow-years overall. TRANSMOB-HU supported the training of researchers through participation in international cooperation projects. The project's efforts have enabled international mobility and contributed to the diverse career development of researchers.

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Transnational mobility, career development, TRANSMOB_HU, research collaboration, mobility schemes

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