Open calls


Research Projects – Bilateral Swiss-Croatian Projects (IPCH-2021-10)

Pursuant to the Multilateral Lead Agency cooperation agreement signed between the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ), the Croatian Science Foundation is launching a Call for co-funding 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 October 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:
12 July 2021
Call closing date: the joint application is to be submitted to SNSF by 1 October 2021 at 17:00 (CET); the Croatian applicant needs to submit the Croatian part of the proposal until 4 October 2021 until 12:00 (CET) into the 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 funding duration: up to 4 years
Estimated project start date: 1 May 2022 at the earliest.

Project proposals ranked within the first 20% of all submitted proposals to SNSF will be recommended for funding.

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

BlueBio 2021

The Blue Bio network (ERA-NET Cofund in Blue Bioeconomy – Unlocking the Potential of Aquatic Bioresources) launched its second additional Call for Proposals.

This call aims to facilitate research and innovation to underpin sustainable and circular management and use of natural resources. This will encompass an integrated food systems approach to ensure ecosystem integrity and resilience.

The following partners are providing funding for this second additional call: Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, and Norway. The Croatian Science Foundation shall contribute to the Call with 100.000 EUR.

The transnational consortium must consist of at least three independent eligible legal entities from at least three BlueBio partner countries. All proposals must involve partners from industry. Participation of SMEs is especially encouraged.

Short proposal submission deadline: 20 September 2021 @13.00 CET via BlueBio’s electronic submission system.

All documents and information related to the Call can be found at the following link:

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 as described in the document below:


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

Future calls

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