We are happy to present the Annual Report on the Croatian Science Foundation’s activities in 2022.
2022 was an extremely dynamic year in which the Foundation underwent substantial changes to its legal and financial framework. On 1 January 2022 the Foundation became a State Budget user under the heading of the Ministry of Science and Education, thereby terminating its non-profit organization status. 2022 saw the adoption of the new Act on the Croatian Science Foundation (Official Gazette 57/22) and the new Statute, while at the end of the year we launched a tender for the position of the Director of the Croatian Science Foundation. In 2022, the Foundation made necessary preparations for Croatia’s inclusion in the Eurozone and the implementation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan.
In 2022, the Foundation disbursed more than HRK 246 million (EUR 32 million) for the implementation of almost 700 research projects and salaries of more than 1,000 young researchers. In the second half of the year, after a two-year gap in calls, we launched the new call for Research Projects (IP-2022-10).
The Annual Report also features an interview with Dr Lidia Borrell-Damián, Secretary-General of Science Europe. The Foundation has been a Science Europe Member Organization since 2013 and the Foundation’s employees take part in activities of all six currently active Science Europe Working Groups.
The Annual Report is available here.