Open calls

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


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

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: 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

Future calls

Transatlantic Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities (April 2021)

IP/UIP-2021 (summer 2021)