The purpose of the Programme is the transfer of knowledge and attracting investment to the science system of the Republic of Croatia, and indirectly to the economy system, through the cooperation of scientists from the Republic of Croatia and Croatian scientists in diaspora.
The Croatian Science Foundation published the Call for submitting project proposals to the “Cooperation Programme with Croatian Scientists in Diaspora ‘Research Cooperability’”. The purpose of the Programme is the transfer of knowledge and attracting investment to the science system of the Republic of Croatia, and indirectly to the economy system, through the cooperation of scientists from the Republic of Croatia and Croatian scientists in diaspora. The cooperation shall be realised in such a manner that the scientist from the Republic of Croatia is the Project Leader, while the scientist from diaspora is the Co-Leader. In order to be eligible for the position of Co-Leader, the scientist from diaspora needs to hold Croatian citizenship or proof of nationality and be employed at a scientific organization outside the Republic of Croatia.
The “Research Cooperability Programme” Call provides for the implementation of scientific-research projects in all areas of science of a duration not longer than 31 May 2023 (the planned start date of the projects is September/October 2019) and the employment of at least two young scientists per project, one of which should be a doctoral student, while the others may be doctoral students or postdoctoral researchers in the early stages of career development. The young scientists to be employed may be from Croatia or from abroad and shall be employed at the institution that will be implementing the Project in the Republic of Croatia, with the possibility of short-term mobility travels (up to six months) to the Project Co-Leader’s organization.
The following costs will be financed through the Programme: the implementation of scientific research, the purchase of equipment, total cost of young scientists’ salaries, mobility and indirect costs. The total amount available for an individual project is between HRK 1,000,000.00 and 2.000.000.00, and between 20 and 30 projects are expected to be financed. The Call closes on 28 February 2019.
Detailed information and all documents related to the Call are available at: www.hrzz.hr. For all additional information, please contact the Croatian Science Foundation at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. sc. Ines Skelac (email@example.com)