|[Announcement] FAQs on Call for Proposals|
TEIN*CC would like to share Frequently Asked Questions on Call for Proposals.
Please refer to the details below.
Q1. Who is eligible for financial support for the Call for Proposals?
A1. Applicants should be either:
b) universities and other higher education/research institutions that are the members of NRENs
c) Asi@Connect projects or activities expressly supported by the relevant NREN.
By preference they should be from countries listed at or from Europe or other regions
where specialist capabilities are required.
Q2. Can I hold an event such as a training workshop or conference, outside of THE Asi@Connect project region? (e.g. in Sweden, U.S.A, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, etc.)
A2. Yes, you can.
However, costs incurred by those are not eligible to be funded and therefore TEIN*CC will not provide any funds for them. The financially eligible location of action for the proposed activities are limited to the following. (i.e. partner countries/economies of Asi@Connect project):
Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Q3. Can I collaborate with other institutions/organizations?
A3. Yes, you can.
A proposal can be carried out by one group, institution/organization or collaboratively with others in the form of a consortium. We encourage applicants to collaborate with experts and professionals from developed countries or other European organizations or institutions. However, strong evidence such as letter of endorsement or intent from those collaborators are required to be included in your proposal.
Q4. Can I submit multiple proposals at once? (e. g. two (2) proposals that align with WP3, WP5 respectively)
A4. Yes, you can.
However, where a proposer submits multiple proposals, you are required to explain in detail about the relationships and dependencies with regards to costs and outcomes between the proposals.
Q5. My proposal requires a longer term extending beyond the implementation deadline specified in the Call for Proposals. Can that be eligible as well?
A5. No, it can’t.
The outcomes for a proposal should be achievable within the specified period. Multi-phased proposals are welcome but must be staged and submitted separately in successive calls for proposals. Outlines of such intended multi-staged proposals are welcome and may be counted in the evaluation.
Q6. Are indirect costs eligible to receive financial support?
A6. No, Indirect or overheaed costs (recoverable VAT, currency exchange losses, etc.) and contingency cannot be supported by the Asi@Connect project.
Q7. My proposal requires the purchase of equipment to achieve the goal of the proposed activities. Can you support it?
A7. Yes, we can.
However, in the situation where a proposal includes the purchase of equipment or procurement of service, etc., it is required for the proposer to discuss this with TEIN*CC during the contracting process. The relevant activity can then be separately administered by TEIN*CC (e.g. procurement tender and its associated payment process).
Q8. I was successful in a previous Call for Proposals and received financial support. Is there a limit on the amount of budget I can receive?
A8. Throughout the Asi@Connect project period, the maximum amount of financial support per applicant is limited to 250,000 Euro. Therefore, the applicant needs to make sure that his/her organization has room for any additional financial support.
If you would like to know how much financial support your organization has received to date, please contact TEIN*CC.(email@example.com.)
A9. Yes, you can. However, the proposal is still required to go through the same evaluation process as the other proposals.
Q10. Who should I contact if I have further questions not answered above?
A10. Please email your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.