R+D+I 2004-2007 Plan contemplates a budgetary endowment of more than 9,200
million euros for the first two years, with a sustained and affordable
growth in research expenditure. Each year the convocations establish the
regulatory conditions for the granting of aid for the realisation of research
projects, which may be applied for by public R+D centres (public universities,
public research institutions dependent on the State Administration and
territorial Public Administrations), private non-profit R+D centres (private
universities, etc.) and technological centres to whom the main researcher
of the project belongs.
granting of aid endures an evaluation and selection process on the part
of the National Agency for Evaluation and Planning (ANEP). Ordinary aid
consists in that all or part of the finance aid is granted as a subsidy,
with a refundable advance if established to this end in the resolutions
of the convocation. The amounts cover the totality, or partially, the aid
applied for, under no circumstances exceeding the amount claimed, bearing
in mind possible co-financing, the real cost of subsidised activity. The
aid may finance up to 100% of the marginal costs of the project (those
which originate exclusively due to the development of the activities corresponding
to the realisation of the project).
can observe that the Autonomous Communities are playing a greater role
in the financing of R+D activities. The R+D+I 2004-2007 plan foresees cooperation
and coordination between the Central Administration and the Autonomous
Communities. The latter have had their own R+D, within which the greater
part of research aid has been on a university level, with the objective
of promoting scientific research and technological innovation to promote
economic, social and productive development, fundamentally through basic
research and the training of researchers.
of subsidies are destined to the realisation of complementary research
actions, sectoral and cross-sectoral studies, and innovative products and
tools related to continuous training. The National Public Employment Service,
with the technical support of the State Foundation for Employment Training,
is responsible for the granting and payment of these subsidies when said
actions cover a territorial scope that includes more than one Autonomous
Community. Actions solely covering a single Autonomous Community are charged
to the credits assigned to each one of the Autonomous Communities.
regards to the Studies Programme of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs,
it is financed with budgetary items that are assigned for this purpose
to each one of the administrative departments dependent on said Ministry.