Open calls


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.
: 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)



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

Future calls

POSTDOK-2021 (expected opening date: early 2021)

CHANSE (March 2021)

QuantERA II (March 2021)

IP/UIP-2021 (summer 2021)