Croatian-Swiss Research Programme 2017 – 2023 (CSRP)

Switzerland is participating in the EU enlargement by supporting the efforts to reduce economic and social disparities. The supported countries include Croatia, one of the most recent EU members. One of the selected fields of cooperation with Croatia is scientific research and a specific Programme, the Croatian-Swiss Research Programme 2017 – 2023 (CSRP), has therefore been set up.


The CSRP responds to the Croatian scientific community’s demand for more international integration and cooperation with colleagues from Western Europe in particular. It does so by mobilising research capacities in Switzerland and Croatia, and by supporting scientific cooperation in the form of Joint Research Projects (JRPs) between Switzerland and Croatia through the provision of research grants.

Joint Research Projects (JRPs) between Switzerland and Croatia shall enable scientists from Croatia, jointly with scientists from Switzerland, to undertake, in the form of consortia, to implement research activities. Research is to be carried out at the Croatian and Swiss research institutions.

Call opening: 9 October 2017
Call closure: 19 January 2018 (17:00 CET)

Research areas: all
Applicants: Swiss and Croatian researchers jointly prepare project proposals. Swiss PI is responsible for the submission of the application. For the Swiss PI, the general SNSF eligibility criteria apply and for the Croatian PI, the CSF eligibility criteria apply.
Budget of the JRPs: 4.203.000 CHF

Maximum amount of financing per project: 400.000 CHF (For each project, a maximum of 50% of the grant may go to the Swiss partner).

Project duration: up to 3 years.
Possible starting date for the projects: October 2018
Language: All documents are to be submitted in English.


Call for Croatian-Swiss Research Programme