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Connectivity Program


The objective of the “Gaining Experience” Grant is to open opportunities for outstanding young scientists and professionals from Croatia to visit the excellent research and development facilities abroad in order to establish cooperation and/or acquire new skills necessary for advancing S&T competitiveness in Croatia.

The visit should be targeted to: (1) setting up/improving an international joint project, with precise goal to attracting investments or preparing a grant application; (2) transfer of necessary know-how that contribute to strengthening of commercial potential of a knowledge-based SME; (3) acquiring knowledge and skills essential for generating other societal benefit as natural environment preservation or cultural heritage protection.

Talented young researchers and professionals affiliated to Croatian R&D organizations or small or medium enterprise may apply for support of short-term visits lasting maximum for 6 months. Within this period, applicant can request support for one or more travels, as required for the proposal outcome. The “Gaining Experience” grant may include both travel costs and allowances for visiting researcher/expert.

Prerequisite for successful application is a personal and professional development plan approved by the applicant’s host abroad, with clear benefit for Croatia from hers/his staying abroad. Applicants’ employing organization has to demonstrate a need and benefits of the visit.

Additionally, all supported visitors are obliged to deliver at least one lecture to general public after their stay abroad.


  • Call for Proposals - Gaining Experience Grant (doc)

  • Application Form 2010 (doc)

  • Curriculum Vitae Form 2010 (doc)

  • Instructions for Applicants 2010 (pdf)

  • UKF Guidelines and Procedures 2007 (pdf)

    Example of Grant Agreement (doc)



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