Dear Beneficiaries, we would like to briefly inform you about the ToR and the completion of the VES 2015 and VES 2016 projects, before the actual instructions for completing the ToR are issued (in early November).

In the contract for special-purpose aid, the deadline for the submission of the ToR is always 31 January of the year in question; for objective reasons, a postponement of the submission of the ToR may be requested - however, a postponement will be granted for a maximum of 2 months. It will be necessary to "hand in" at least the report in progress (as of 31.1.2020) with the request for deferral (the ToR form will be annexed to the instructions for completing the ToR). Subsequently, the ToR will have to be finalised and submitted within a maximum of 2 months (detailed procedure will be specified in the guidelines).

According to the Act 130/2020 Coll. (on research support....), the period required to document the results of the project is set at 180 days from the date of completion of the project (31 December 2019). Within this period, it is possible, for example, to add results to a completed project that have not been applied until the proper completion of the project (or submission of the ToR). However, also for projects with deferred submission of the ToR (see paragraph above), the deadline for submission of all results is 180 days after the end of the project, i.e. 31 December 2019.

Alternatively, a change can be requested and the project can be extended for e.g. one year, but without the right to special purpose support. In this case, it is necessary to ensure that staffing is in place to ensure the proper completion of the project, including the submission of the ToR (for extended projects, the minimum time limits for the co-director and the expert collaborator will be waived by an amendment to the contract). The change request must be sent no later than 60 calendar days before the end of the calendar year.

Please also note that in the Tender documentation of the 1st public tender in research, experimental development and innovation of the Programme for the support of medical applied research and development for the years 2015 - 2022, the deadline of 577 days for the extension of the deadline evaluation of the final report is incorrectly stated, for applied research the above mentioned 180 days apply.