The Croatian Science Foundation is opening a new thematic Call for Proposals “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).
Text of the Call and Application Form are available at the page Open calls. The application deadline is 21 December 2020.