The first call of the DEFRA programme covers the following research themes, with their indicative budget:
|Indicative budget in K€|
|Theme 1: NEET
Employment of NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) for Belgian Defence
|Theme 2: SEHS
Small Energy Harvesting systems for Defence applications
|Theme 3: SPACE
Space technologies for Defence applications
There is no maximum project budget set. However, applicants should take into consideration the total available budget for each theme. The objective is to develop a project with the most efficient use of public resources.
The number of projects that will be funded per theme depends on the evaluation of the proposals and the requested budget per proposal. It is envisaged to have 1 or 2 projects funded for each of the themes. Budget transfers between the themes are possible.
|Launch of the first DEFRA call||01/03/2021|
|Information session||08/03/2021, 14h00 - 16h00|
|Deadline Pre-proposals||22/04/2021, 14h00|
|Evaluation result pre-proposals||17/05/2021|
|Deadline Full proposals||30/06/2021, 14h00|
|Remote scientific peer review evaluation||01/07/2021 > 15/08/2021|
|Feedback to applicants in preparation of panel meeting||end August 2021|
|Deliberation by Scientific committee||15/09/2021|
|Panel evaluation, incl. interviews with the applicants||beginning September 2021|
|Selection proposal formulated by the scientific committee of the RHID||mid-September|
|Final selection of proposals by the board of directors of the RHID and allocation of projects||beginning October|
The pre-proposals as well as the full proposals must be electronically created, elaborated and submitted via the online submission platform.
The template for the full proposals is made available on the website. However, after the evaluation of the pre-proposals a maximum of five pre-proposals per theme will be invited to submit a full proposal.