TAP 2021

Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World

The T-AP RRR call aims to address key gaps in our understanding of the dynamic and complex interaction of medium and long-term societal effects of COVID-19 pandemic. This understanding, in turn, should advance knowledge of how to mitigate the negative societal effects of COVID-19 pandemic and support recovery and renewal in a post-pandemic world.

Call topics:

  1. reducing inequalities and vulnerabilities;
  2. building a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable society;
  3. fostering democratic governance and political participation;
  4. advancing responsible and inclusive digital innovation; and
  5. ensuring effective and accurate communication and media.

Tentative Timeline

  • Call opening date: 12th April 2021
  • Webinars: April and May 2021
  • Compulsory Intention to submit form deadline: 14th June 2021
  • Closing date for submissions of full proposals: 12th July 2021
  • Successful projects start date: March 2022

Project consortia: Applicants must apply as a transnational research project partnership. Each project must comprise at least three eligible Principal Investigators from at least three different T-AP participating countries from both sides of the Atlantic. The consortium shall designate one of the Principal Investigators as the project’s Lead Principal Investigator.

Expected duration of projects: between 24 and 36 months


Call budget:
 There is no defined maximum budget per project. However, each project partner should abide by the limitations defined by their competent funding agency. The maximum amount that can be requested by Croatian partners is EUR 100.000.

The call procedure is managed by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). Project proposals are submitted through FAPESP’s SAGe system. The SAGe registration and submission process is described on the RRR Call website.

The Lead Principal Investigator (PI) must submit an Intention to Submit Form by 14th June 2021 using an online form. Proposals whose Lead PI has not submitted the ItS form by the deadline will not be considered for evaluation. Though some project details may be modified, and Principal Investigators may be changed and added upon proposal submission, the Lead PI cannot change.

The deadline for submission of full proposals is 12th July 2021.

Text of the Call

Leaders of Croatian research teams are obliged to submit additional documentation to the Croatian Science Foundation not later than 2 days after the whole consortium has submitted their proposal:

– copy of the submitted full proposal
– Financial Plan
– Institutional Support Letter signed by Head of the PI’s Organization
– Approval from the Organization’s Ethics Committee (if applicable)
– Letters of intent for all team members not employed at the PI’s Organization

The official Call announcement is available on the RRR Call website.

For more information about the Call, please contact dario@hrzz.hr.

QuantERA 2021

Call for Transnational Research Proposals supporting the topics of Quantum Phenomena and Resources and Applied Quantum Science
(QuantERA 2021)


The funding organisations of QuantERA II jointly support European multilateral research projects with the potential to initiate or foster new lines of QT through collaborations exploring advanced multidisciplinary science and/or cutting-edge engineering.

The QuantERA consortium is launching a new call for proposals in quantum information and communication sciences and technologies. The call will comprise two topics: Quantum Phenomena and Resources (QPR), and Applied Quantum Science (AQS).


Maximum call budget: € 40 million

Maximum budget for Croatian applicants: € 200,000


The project consortia must have a minimum of 3 eligible partners requesting funding in at least 3 of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey.

Standard consortium size: Three to six partners.

The consortium must be balanced:

– At most 60% of the total requested funding may be requested by partners from one country;

– At most 40% of the total requested funding may be requested by a single partner.


Each partner must fulfil the conditions of the national/regional funding organisation, as described in the Annex (p. 19).


The call follows a two-stage submission and evaluation procedure. First, a short outline proposal, the pre-proposal (max. 12 pages), is submitted. If the pre-proposal is selected, the consortium is invited to submit a detailed proposal, i.e. the full proposal (max. 35 pages).

Evaluation: Pre- and full proposals are evaluated based on the EC FET criteria of Excellence, Impact, and Quality and efficiency of the implementation.


Call timeline:

– Deadline for pre-proposal submission: 13th May 2021, 17:00 CET

– Notification of accepted pre-proposals: July 2021

– Deadline for full proposal submission: 15th September 2021, 17:00 CET

– Notification of accepted proposals: December 2021

– Start date for funded projects: Early 2022


Call for Proposals (.pdf)

The official application forms are available on the QuantERA website.

In order to facilitate the process of forming research consortia, we offer applicants a partner search tool available here: https://ncn.gov.pl/partners/quantera/. This tool can be used by projects looking for partners and partners looking for projects.


Potential applicants from Croatia are invited to contact the Head of HRZZ’s Department for International Programmes and Funds, Ms Jasminka Boljević at jasminka@hrzz.hr.

CHANSE

Transformations: Social and cultural dynamics in the digital age


The call “Transformations: Social and cultural dynamics in the digital age” aims to fund transnational, excellent, multidisciplinary research projects which will help understand how digital innovations give rise to social and cultural changes and at the same time how they are influenced by society and culture.


Call topics:

1. Cultural Transformations in the Digital Age
2. Digitalization and Social Transformation.


Total call budget: EUR 36 million. Maximum project budget of 1,500,000 EUR across all participating partners is recommended.

Project duration: 24-36 months

Project consortia: Each collaborative research project (CRP) must comprise at least four Principal Investigators (PI), i.e. Partners, from four or more different countries participating in the call (“4-4 rule”). Each partner must meet the conditions of the national/regional Funding Organisation, as described in the National/Regional Eligibility Requirements document.


Call documentation:

Text of the Call

National/Regional Eligibility Criteria

Frequently Asked Questions


The official application forms are available on the CHANSE website.


The call follows a two-stage submission and evaluation procedure. First, a short Outline Proposal is submitted. If the outline is selected, the project consortium is invited to submit the Full Proposal. Outline Proposals must be submitted by the Project Leader on behalf of all Principal Investigators via the Electronic Proposal Submission System (EPSS) before the deadline of 7th May 2021, 14:00 CET.


For additional information regarding the Call, please contact Ms Jasminka Boljević, Head of the Department for International Programmes and Funds at jasminka@hrzz.hr.

IPCH-2021-04

Research Projects – Bilateral Swiss-Croatian Projects (IPCH-2020-04)

 

Pursuant to the Multilateral Lead Agency cooperation agreement signed between the Swiss National Foundation (SNSF) and the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ), the Croatian Science Foundation is launching a Call for co-funding of the Croatian part of Swiss-Croatian research projects. Croatian scientists in collaboration with their Swiss partners can submit their joint proposals to SNSF’s Call for Proposals, which is open until 1 April 2021. The Call is implemented according to the Lead Agency principle, whereby the Lead Agency is in charge of the proposal evaluation process in line with its internal procedures. Eligibility criteria for Croatian scientists are identical to eligibility criteria for the Call “Research Projects”.


The Call “Research projects – Swiss-Croatian bilateral projects” will finance fundamental research which creates new and enhances existing knowledge about a particular area and is aimed at better understanding of the research subject. The proposed topic must be internationally recognisable and/or nationally relevant, and the Applicant must have an excellent track record.


The Call IPCH-2021-04 funds the Croatian part of Swiss-Croatian research projects
 which have received positive evaluation marks in the international peer review process conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) as the Lead Agency and which have been accepted for funding under the condition that formal criteria from both partner organizations have been met.


The joint Swiss-Croatian research project is implemented by a Swiss and a Croatian research team, headed by the Swiss Principal Investigator. The Swiss Principal Investigator, in collaboration with their Croatian partner, prepares a project proposal pursuant to the Call published by the Swiss National Science Foundation and submits it to the SNSF Call. Project proposals contain a joint scientific description of the project and indicate the scientific contribution of Swiss and Croatian researchers. Swiss and Croatian parts of the research project need to be closely connected and complementary and the scientific contribution from both sides needs to be clearly defined, visible and transparent.


The Croatian team, headed by the Croatian Principal Investigator, in parallel to this, submits a separate application to HRZZ, which consists of the following documents: Administrative Form, Curriculum Vitae with five-year track record (PDF of document submitted to SNSF), list of research results in the previous five-year period (PDF of document submitted to SNSF), Work Plan and Financial Plan of the Croatian part of the joint research project, Letter of Support by the PI’s Organization, letters of intent and additional documents.


Call opening date:
 11 January 2021
Call closing date: 1 April 2021 until 17:00 (CET) joint application is submitted to SNSF, Croatian applicant needs to submit Croatian part of the proposal until 2 April 2021 until 12:00 (CET) into EPP system.
The Call is open to all scientific fields
Principal Investigator: distinguished scientist with internationally recognised achievements in science and/ or technology within the research field of the proposed project with the Swiss partner
Project: fundamental research conducted by a distinguished research group
Project proposals ranked and proposed for financing among first 20% of all submitted proposals to SNSF will be recommended for funding
Project funding duration:
 up to 4 years
Call results are expected to be published around September 2021
Estimated project start date: within one year, 1 November 2021 at the earliest.


Applications are submitted through the EPP system only, in both English and Croatian. The Applicant shall be responsible for the equivalence of the two language versions and the equivalence of the proposal to the proposal submitted by the Swiss PI to SNSF.


CALL DOCUMENTATION

Call for Proposals (.pdf)
Administrative Form (.doc)
Work Plan (.doc)
Financial Plan (.xls)
Institutional Support Letter (.doc)

DOK-2021-02

Young Researchers’ Career Development Project – Training New Doctoral Students


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.
Mentor
: 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


Call for Proposals


Application Forms

Form A – Mentor’s application (in Croatian)

Form B – Career Development Plan (in Croatian)

Form C – Institutional Support Letter (in Croatian)

 

IP-CORONA-2020-12

Thematic Call for Research Projects
“Health, Economic and Educational Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic” (IP-CORONA-2020-12)

The objective of the Call is to finance fundamental and applied scientific research that creates new and improves existing knowledge about the COVID-19 pandemic and enhancing society’s resilience to emergency situations, with an emphasis on the protection of health of the population, sustainable economic recovery and growth and strengthening high-quality and inclusive educational system in the Republic of Croatia.


Research topics include: health aspects of the pandemic (biology and pathogeneses of COVID-19, development of new approaches to therapy and diagnostics of COVID-19, clinical characterization and management of the COVID-19 disease, epidemiological research), economic and legal aspects of the pandemic (role of pandemic-induced public and economic policies in the recovery and increase of resilience of the entrepreneurship and non-profit sectors, effects of the pandemic and guidelines for sustainable recovery of the services and tourism sectors, legislative framework of economic and social measures adopted for health protection during the pandemic and guidelines for their improvement) and educational and pedagogic aspects of the pandemic (reducing social interactions during distance learning and outcomes of the educational process, educational priorities, adjustment of teaching methods and school curriculum and support at all education levels for achieving optimal educational outcomes during the pandemic, education and care for especially vulnerable groups during the pandemic).


Projects selected for funding through this Call should be based on innovative research ideas and strong research teams that will conduct their research in Croatian scientific institutions. Principal Investigators should be internationally acclaimed scientists. National and international networking of research teams and pooling of equipment and other research capacities is strongly encouraged.


Call opening date: 11 November 2020
Application deadline: 21 December 2020 @ 13.00 (CET)
Budget: c. HRK 10,000,000.00; funding per project: between HRK 600,000.00 and 1,500,000.00 for Research Topic 1, between HRK 400,000.00 and 750,000.00 for Research Topics 2 and 3.
Project funding period: 18 months
Estimated start of projects: April 2021

 

Text of the Call (.pdf)

 

IPCH-2020-10

RESEARCH PROJECTS – SWISS CROATIAN BILATERAL PROJECTS


The present Call enables Swiss-Croatian research teams to apply to calls published by both the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Croatian Science Foundation. The Call is implemented according to the Lead Agency principle. In the present Call, the role of Lead Agency is assumed by SNSF. 


The Call IPCH-2020-10 in brief:

Call opening date: 10 July 2020
Application deadline: joint proposal should be submitted to SNSF by 1 October 2020 @17.00 (CET), while the Croatian PI should submit their supporting documents to the Croatian Science Foundation’s EPP system by 2 October 2020 by 12.00 noon (CET).
Research areas: all scientific disciplines
Project funding duration: 4 years


TEXT OF THE CALL AND APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:

Call for Proposals (.pdf)
Administrative Form (.doc)
Work Plan (.doc)
Financial Plan (.xls)
Institutional Support Letter (.doc)


Apart from the documents above, the Croatian PI should also submit the following documents (PDF versions of documents submitted to SNSF): CV with five-year track record and research results in the previous five-year period.


More information on the Lead Agency procedure can be found at the following link: http://www.snf.ch/en/funding/projects/lead-agency/croatia/Pages/default.aspx.

More information on the submission to SNSF can be found at the following link: http://www.snf.ch/en/funding/projects/projects-in-all-disciplines/Pages/default.aspx.

 

BlueBio2020

ERA-NET COFUND on the Blue Bioeconomy – BlueBio

 

The Call is targeted on supply systems in the blue bioeconomy: logistics and transportation – from harvest to processing


Short proposal submission deadline: 14 September 2020 @13.00 CET.


All documents and information related to the Call can be found at the following link: https://bluebioeconomy.eu/bluebio-call-announcement/.


Leaders of Croatian research teams within project consortia are obliged to submit additional documentation to the Croatian Science Foundation not later than 2 days after the whole consortium has submitted their proposal.


Croatian applicants are invited to direct their questions directly to the Croatian Science Foundation: Jasminka Boljević (Head of the Deparment for International Programmes and Funds), e-mail: jasminka@hrzz.hr.

 

IP-CORONA-2020-04

Call for Proposals “Management of infectious diseases caused by coronaviruses and social and educational aspects of the pandemic”(IP-CORONA-2020-04)


The aim of the Call is enhancing our understanding of the biology and pathogenesis of the coronavirus, more specifically SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 infectous disease, crisis management during and after the epidemics caused by coronaviruses and the organization and implementation of distance learning at all levels of the education system.


Research topics of the Call:

  1. Response of the immune system and development of novel diagnostic approaches to COVID-19
  2. Development of new vaccines, treatments as well as drugs and agents for COVID-19 inhibition
  3. Social aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic
  4. Educational aspects of the pandemic

 

Call publication date: 30 March 2020

Submission deadline: 20 April 2020 @13.00 (CET)

Budget: around HRK 14 million; HRK 600,000 to 1,500,000 per project for research topics 1 and 2, HRK 400,000 to 750,000 per project for research topics 3 and 4

Project funding duration: 18 months

Approximate project start date: June 2020

 

Text of the Call (.doc)

 

IP-2020-02

Research Projects


The Programme “Research Projects” has been established for funding fundamental research whose goal is creating new and enhancing existing knowledge about a specific area and that is directed at better understanding of the research topic as well as applied research that is conducted with clear technological, economic or social aims in mind.


Call IP-2020-02 in brief:


Call publication date: 29 November 2019

Submission deadline: 13 February 2020 @13.00 (CET)

The Call is open to all scientific fields

Project funding duration: 4 years

 

Text of the Call (.pdf)

 

UIP-2020-02

Installation Research Projects

 

The goal of the Programme “Installation Research Projects” is providing support to the establishment of new research groups of young scientists in order to accelerate the establishment of autonomous research careers after the acquisition of a doctoral degree. Scientists who were evaluated positively will have the opportunity to establish their own research groups that will engage in innovative research topics.

 

The Programme shall enable young scientists to establish their own research group and laboratory (in case a laboratory is required for the research) during a five-year period. The project proposal should primarily include the development of new research topics and/or methodology.

 

The Call is intended for researchers that obtained their doctorate at least two years and at most seven years before the Call deadline, who would like to form or develop a new research team and become independent researchers.

 

Call UIP-2020-02 in brief:

Objective: supporting the development of autonomous research careers of young scientists in its crucial stage, when they are capable of establishing a new research group that would deal with internationally competitive and/or nationally relevant scientific topics.

Call publication date: 29 November 2019

Submission deadline: 13 February 2020 @13.00 (CET)

The Call is open to all scientific fields

The Applicant: scientist who acquired his/her PhD more than 2 but less than 7 years ago from the closing date of the Installation Research Projects Call.

Project funding duration: 5 years

 

Text of the Call (.pdf)

 

IPS-2020-01

RESEARCH PROJECTS – SLOVENIAN-CROATIAN BILATERAL PROJECTS

 

Pursuant to the Bilateral Collaboration Agreement between the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) and the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ), the Croatian Science Foundation publishes the call for co-financing the Croatian part of Slovenian-Croatian joint research projects. The Slovenian-Croatian joint research project shall comprise of a Slovenian and a Croatian research team, headed by the Slovenian Principal Investigator. The Slovenian Principal Investigator, in collaboration with their Croatian partner, prepares a project proposal and submits it to the Call published by the Slovenian Research Agency.


In parallel to this, the Croatian team, headed by the Croatian Principal Investigator, submits to the Croatian Science Foundation their application, which consists of the Administrative Form, Work Plan and Financial Plan of the Croatian part of the project, Institutional Support Form, letters of intent and additional documents.


The project proposals should contain a joint scientific description of the project and indicate the individual scientific contribution of the Slovenian and Croatian scientists. The Slovenian and Croatian parts of the joint research project should be closely connected, complementary, while the scientific contribution of both sides should be clearly elaborated, visible and transparent.


Application procedure:

  1. The Slovenian Principal Investigator submits a joint project proposal by the Slovenian-Croatian research group to the relevant agency, i.e. to the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) with complete documentation as specified in the ARRS Call.
  2. At the same time, the Croatian principal investigator submits an application to the Croatian Science Foundation.
  3. The application to HRZZ consists of the Administrative Form, Work Plan, Financial Plan, Institutional Support Letter, letters of intent and additional documents. The Work Plan contains activities of the joint project which will be conducted by the Croatian research group, while the Financial Plan contains only the costs to be funded by HRZZ.
  4. The evaluation process for this Call will be conducted by ARRS while HRZZ will take part in assessing the eligibility of the applicants.

 

Call IPS-2020-01 in brief:

Call publication date: 13 December 2019

Submission deadline: 29 January 2020 @13.00 (CET)

The Call is open to all scientific fields

Project funding duration: 3 years

 

Text of the Call (.pdf)

 

DOK-2020-01

Young Researchers’ Career Development Project – Training New Doctoral Students

 

The goal of the Call is securing stable financing of doctoral students’ career development. Mentors will be provided with an opportunity to include research-oriented doctoral students into their projects, thus directing their careers toward top-notch science. The ultimate goal of the Project is to educate new PhDs, who would purrsue a career in competitive research or the economy.

 

The Programme provides for funding 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.

 

Call publication date: 19 November 2019

Mentors’ application deadline: 21 January @ 13.00 (CET)

Mentor: scientist with internationally recognised achievements in science and/or technology Researchers from all areas of science are eligible to apply.

Approximate number of doctoral students to be funded: 200

Individual amount of funding: total cost of doctoral student’s salary

Duration of funding: 4 years maximum

Approximate project start date: mid-2020

 

Text of the Call (.pdf)

 

ERC-2019

Support to Researchers for Applying to European Research Council Programmes

 

Text of the Call (.pdf)

 

IP-2019-04

Research Projects

 

Text of the Call (.pdf)

 

UIP-2019-04

Installation Research Projects

 

Text of the Call (.pdf)

 

PZS-2019-02

Cooperation Programme with Croatian Scientists in Diaspora “RESEARCH COOPERABILITY”

 

Text of the Call (.pdf)

 

QUANTERA-2019

QuantERA Call 2019 for Transnational Research Proposals in the field of Quantum Technologies

 

Text of the Call (.pdf)

Original Call

 

PAR-2018

Partnership in Research

 

Text of the Call (.pdf)

 

DOK-2018-09

Young Researchers’ Career Development Project – Training New Doctoral Students

 

Text of the Call (.pdf)

 

TTP-2018-07

Tenure Track Pilot Programme

 

Text of the Call (.pdf)

 

CSRP-2018-01

Croatian-Swiss Research Programme 2017-2023 

 

Text of the Call (.pdf)

 

DOK-2018-01 (ESF)

Young Researchers’ Career Development Project – Training New Doctoral Students

 

Text of the Call (.pdf)

 

IP-2018-01

Research Projects

 

Text of the Call (.pdf)

 

UIP-2017-05

Installation Research Projects

 

Text of the Call (.pdf)

 

PAR-2017

Partnership in Research

 

Text of the Call (.pdf)