Programme “Support to researchers for the application to the ERC programmes“.

Objective of the call is to develop cooperation between Croatian researchers (Visiting researcher) and one of the current ERC projects Principal Investigator, with the aim to gain experience and to develop and prepare their own project proposal for the ERC programmes. This programme finances visits to the ERC-funded projects that are implemented at the time of the call and visit, in the duration of 3 to 4 months.

Short information about the call:
Project applicants are public universities, public scientific institutes in the Republic of Croatia, or other legal persons performing scientific activities that are registered at the Register of the Scientific organisations of the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education.

The Visiting Researcher has to fulfil the following criteria:
- Active research profile with results recognised internationally; the Visiting researcher has to meet the profile for the ERC Principal Investigator as set out in the annual ERC Work Programme; and has to be employed at the applicant institution.

Release date: 29 March 2017
Closing date: 02 May 2017
The call is open to all scientific fields.
Applicant: researcher with internationally recognised achievements in science and/or technology
Maximum monthly expenses per researcher: financing by HRZZ is 2.000,00 EUR net (in HRK per month for accommodation and food. Cost of travel to the Host institution shall also be covered. 
Duration of the visit: 3 to 4 months.
Estimated end of evaluation: June 2017
Total budget of the programme: 1.000.000 HRK.



Prijavni obrazac
Application form

Izjava prijavitelja i gostujućeg istraživača 

Letter of support of the ERC Principal Investigator (PI) 


Kriteriji za vrednovanje projektnog prijedloga 
Evaluation form 

Note: all candidates for the visiting fellowship should be informed that their participation in the proposed scheme does not confer any special treatment in order to obtain a grant from the ERC at a later stage.
Applications for the call are submitted via e-mail address
Forms and additional documentation has to be filled in according to the instructions in the text of the call in English and Croatian language. The statement of the  applicant will be in Croatian only and support letter from the ERC Principal Investigator in English.  
All additional information related to the Call can be sent to