Lead Agency process with Croatia

Under the Lead Agency process, a joint application by researchers in Switzerland and Croatia can be submitted to one of the two national research funding organisations. The submission process is governed by the provisions in force at the relevant organisation.

At the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ), the Lead Agency process is limited to “Research Projects”.

In both countries the maximum project duration is 4 years.

The success rate for approving applications is 20%.

All applications must be in English.

Submission: The applicants can choose the place of submission. Proposals can either be submitted to the SNSF at the usual dates on 1 April and 1 October or to HRZZ in January.

When the SNSF is the Lead Agency, Croatian applicants must also submit the application at HRZZ.

If you submit an application under the Lead Agency process to a foreign partner organization which serves as Lead Agency, you have to complete the DMP on mySNF once the project is approved, regardless of whether a DMP is requested by the foreign partner organization/by the consortium. The DMP covers all research data which are generated or used during the project and has to comply with the SNSF Open Research Data Policy.