Through a Lead Agency Agreement, two or more agencies from
different countries/regions allow researchers to apply for a joint research
project with one of the agencies (the Lead Agency), which is responsible for
carrying out the evaluation process of the joint research project proposal.
In Slovenia cooperation according to the Lead Agency
principle is possible in both ways, namely:
ARRS acts as Lead Agency and
ARRS acts as Partner Agency.
I. ARRS AS LEAD AGENCY
The applicant may apply for a research project in cooperation
with a Partner Agency under the regular annual ARRS national call for
(co)funding of research projects. The applicant must submit a joint research
project proposal to the ARRS under the conditions defined by the ARRS in the
call for proposals. The co-applicant must normally submit a copy of the joint
proposal to the Partner Agency within one week of the submission of the joint
proposal to the Lead Agency. If a copy of the joint proposal is not submitted to
the Partner Agency, such proposal will not be considered for further evaluation.
The partner institution may also request the submission of a parallel
application under their conditions, if necessary.
The ARRS, in its role as Lead Agency, shall carry out the
evaluation procedure of the joint projects proposals, inform the Partner
Agencies of the results of the evaluation and propose to the Partner Agencies
the (co)funding of their part of the joint research project which has exceeded
the agreed threshold for (co)funding in the evaluation procedure. The Partner
Agencies or their decision-making bodies, without any further evaluation on
their part, shall normally acknowledge the results of the ARRS evaluation and
shall normally accept for (co)funding their part of the positively evaluated
joint research project. The Slovenian part of the approved joint research
project is (co)funded by the ARRS, while the Partner Agencies each (co)fund
their own part of the joint research project. The decision to (co)fund a joint
research project must be taken by all participating agencies in order for the
(co)funding to be implemented.
Cooperation is currently possible with the following
agencies acting as Lead Agency: Austria (FWF), Belgium/Flanders (FWO),
Croatia (HRZZ), Czech Republic (GA ČR), Luxembourg (FNR), Poland (NCN) and
For collaboration with: FWF, HRZZ , FNR and NCN:
Aleksandra Panič, Tel: +386 1 400 5924, E-mail:
In addition to ARRS, the CEUS partnership also includes FWF (Fonds
zur Förderung der wissenschafltichen Forschung, Austria), GA
Agentura České Republiky, Czech Republic) and NCN (Narodowe
Centrum Nauki, Poland).