Call "Young Researchers' Career Development Project – Training New Doctoral Students" launched

The Croatian Science Foundation is launching another Call within the “Young Researchers’ Career Development Project – Training New Doctoral Students“. Calls published within this Programme enable scientifically active mentors researching internationally and/or nationally relevant topics to include young researchers (doctoral students) into their projects, thus directing their careers toward top-notch science.

The Programme provides funding of doctoral students’ gross salaries, the primary aim being the delivery of a doctoral dissertation and adopting knowledge regarding basic postulates of scientific work and research.

The Programme also aims to strengthen the mentoring capacities in Croatian scientific institutions, the transfer and application of new knowledge and enhance the quality of postgraduate eudcation and scientific development of young researchers.

The Call is open for application to candidates for mentor. The mentor is the person responsible for the doctoral student’s scientific progress and should be an active researcher. The mentor’s application should clearly define the doctoral student’s training modules, work methods and tasks, as well as how the acquired knowledge is to be applied.


Call DOK-2020-02 in brief

Call opening date: 12 January 2021
Call closing date: 16 February 2021 until 13:00 (CET)
The Call is open to all scientific fields.
: scientist with internationally recognized achievements in science and/or technology.
Estimated number of funded doctoral students: 200
Single amount of funding: doctoral student’s annual gross salary
Project funding duration: 4 years maximum
Estimated beginning of financing: mid-2021


Text of the Call is available here. All application forms are submitted in Croatian and are available on the Open calls page.

The application of the Croatian PI is to be submitted only through the EPP system. Applicants will be notified when the EPP system becomes available for submission, while it is already available for new users to register.

Queries related to the Call are to be sent only via email to the following address:

Answers to all queries received by email will be published on the website twice a week.