Croatian Science Foundation
Croatian Science Foundation was established by the Croatian Parliament in December 2001 under the name The National Foundation for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development of the Republic of Croatia. Its mission is to promote science, higher education and technological development in Croatia in order to ensure the development of economy and to support employment.
The Foundation provides support to scientific, higher education and technological programmes and projects, fosters international cooperation, and helps the realization of scientific programmes of special interest in the field of fundamental, applied and developmental research.
The Foundation operates from two offices - Zagreb and Opatija. The Executive Director and the Department for Legal Affairs and Contracting are situated in Zagreb, while the departments for Project Evaluation, Finance and International Relations, and Assistant to the President of the Board are located in Opatija. Several external associates also contribute to the Foundation’s work on a daily basis, such as the bookkeeping and accounting services and IT support.
By joining the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers in 2011, the Foundation accepted the alignment of its rules with those of other European countries.
In May 2013, the European Commission has granted the Foundation the right to use the “HR Excellence in Research” logo.