Call for Proposals

The Department of Communication and Internet Studies at the Cyprus University of Technology, in partnership with the Horizon 2020 Co-Inform project, the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth and the Embassy of the United States of America in Cyprus, are pleased to announce a call for “Combating Misinformation through Media Literacy” grants.

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UPDATE (10/04/2020): All applicants will be notified of the funding decision via email by the end of April 2020.

UPDATE (31/01/2020): The submission deadline for the “Combating Misinformation through Media Literacy” grants has been extended to Monday, February 10, 2020 at 23:59 Eastern European Time.

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Call for Proposals

“Combating Misinformation through Media Literacy” grants

The Department of Communication and Internet Studies at the Cyprus University of Technology, in partnership with the Horizon 2020 Co-Inform project, the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth and the U.S. Embassy in Cyprus, are pleased to announce a call for “Combating Misinformation through Media Literacy” grants.

The call asks for synergies between at least two sectors (journalists, teachers, policymakers, the civil society, etc.), to promote a multilateral approach in addressing the problem of misinformation.

A small number of projects will be selected, with available funding up to 25,000 euros each. Submissions can be made in Greek or English.

Please download and carefully review the documents below before proceeding to submit an application.

                                                                 

Call for proposals          Budget guidelines and template     Copy of submission form

The application deadline is Monday, February 3, 2020 at 23:59 Eastern European Time.

More information about the grants can be found in the attached call for proposals. Submissions can be made in Greek or English.

Please direct questions about this call for proposals to Dr. Eleni Kyza at media.literacy@cut.ac.cy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the proposal can additionally include partners who are not Cypriots. The partners can have any nationality by a country of the European Union.

A proposal can be submitted by both natural and legal persons registered in Cyprus or another country of the European Union. In the case of legal persons, their proposal should be accompanied by a confirmation letter assuring that the representative may submit the proposal on behalf of the organization.

Yes, you can include people who work in public, or semi-public institutions. In this case, these individuals should contact their institution to obtain any relevant permission or approval needed for their participation in the project.

This amount is the grant ceiling given to a proposal. The budget of the proposal may be greater than that amount.

Not necessarily. However, if there is supplemental funding from other sources and the certification can be submitted, this would be positive for the evaluation of the proposal.

In the budget file, there is a separate category for wages regarding the payment of personnel that has been hired for the purposes of the project, as described in the proposal, and for this category of wages there is no restriction. However, salaries involving permanent staff of an organisation/company or the natural person submitting the application are proposed to be in the range of 10% of the budget of the proposal.

The term “beneficiary” is used here to refer to all directly involved partners. There is no limit to the number of beneficiaries in a project.