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MAPS - Multilateral Academic Projects

Multilateral Academic Projects – MAPS

The Croatian Science Foundation, in collaboration with research funding organizations from Switzerland (Swiss National Science Foundation – SNSF), Bulgaria (Ministry of Education and Science), Hungary (National Research, Development, and Innovation (NRDI) Office), Poland (Polish National Science Centre (NCN) and Romania (Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI) is launching the Call Multilateral Academic Projects.

The Programme is funded through the Second Swiss Contribution to selected EU Member States.

MAPS will be implemented through Joint Research Projects (JRPs) that are aimed at promoting collaborative projects with clearly defined goals. Each proposal must include at least one applicant based in Switzerland and two to five applicants in two to five different participating EU-13 countries (max. one applicant per country).

The applicants based in Switzerland must meet the eligibility criteria of the SNSF, while RFOs in each participating country might have their own restrictions on the eligibility of potential applicants and proposals, which are defined in Annex 2.

Project duration: the JRPs last between 36 and 48 months. All projects will have to be finalized before the 30 June 2029.

The maximum amount of funding per team and per country is CHF 350’000 for four years.

Proposals are to be jointly prepared by the applicants involved in the consortia. The Swiss applicant has the responsibility to submit the proposal via the SNSF’s electronic submission system mySNF ( Croatian team leaders are additionally required to submit additional documentation to HRZZ via the EPP system.

Deadline for pre-registration (mySNF): 01 May 2024

Deadline for submission of applications: 01 July 2024 (mySNF); 02 May 2024 (EPP)

Text of the Call (.pdflink to SNSF website)

Documents to be submitted by Croatian team leaders:

Administrative Form (.pdf, generated from EPP system)

Financial Plan (.xls)

Organizational Support Letter (.doc)

All documents are to be submitted in English.

Croatian applicants are asked to send their questions to the address:

Additional information:

To find suitable partners in the participating countries, potential applicants are invited to use the match-making platform createdby UEFSICDI: Home Module (

A webinar for researchers interested in applying for the MAPS call will be organised on 11 April 2024 at 2pm (CET). You can join the webinar via the link.



The Programme “Research Projects” funds basic research that creates new knowledge or improves existing knowledge about a particular field as well as applied research conducted with clear technological, economic, or social objectives. The proposed topic must be internationally recognized and/or of national significance, and the project should be managed by a strong research team led by Principal Investigators with international and national reputation and an excellent track record.

The Applicant is a legal entity that submits a project proposal to the Call. Eligible applicants are: higher education institutions, scientific institutes and other legal entities that have been granted the permit to conduct scientific activity pursuant to the Act on Ensuring Quality in Science and Higher Education (Official Gazette 151/2022).

The Call is also open for submission of bilateral and multilateral project proposals in collaboration with Slovenian, Swiss and/or Czech research teams through the Weave initiative.

Call IP-2024-05 in brief:

Call launch date: 25 March 2024
Submission deadline: 10 May 2024 @13.00 (CEST) 17 May 2024 @13.00 (CEST)
The Call is open to all scientific fields
Project funding duration: 3 years
Maximum total project budget: 200.000,00 EUR
Minimum total project budget: 60.000,00 EUR


1st Amendment of the Call (9 May 2024)

The Call has been amended as follows: 

  • “Eligibility of applicants” (p. 3) – bullet #3 now states “other research-oriented institutions that employ at least five researchers with a doctoral degree who have been employed at the institution for at least a year”

  • “Permit to conduct scientific activity” has been removed as Manadatory docum,ent (p. 4) 

Pursuant to this, the Call application deadline has been extended to 17 May 2024

Call for Proposals IP-2024-05_1st corrigendum (.pdf)



Call for Proposals IP-2024-05 (.pdf)

Administrative Form (.pdf)
Application Form (.doc)
Work Plan (.doc)
Financial Plan (.xls)
Partner Organization Support Letter (.doc)
Research Data Management Plan (.doc)

Evaluation Criteria – peer review (.pdf)

There are currently two permanently open calls: 

  • Outbound Mobility of Research Assistants (MOBDOK-2023)
  • Support to researchers for Applying to European Research Council Calls (ERC-2023) 

More information about these calls is available on our Croatian site.

Future calls

Other new calls will be announced when sufficient funds have been secured for their implementation.