Aim and Objectives
Research programmes are one of the three instruments of stable
funding aimed at providing a steadfast allocation of funds for research groups.
The other two instruments of stable funding are Infrastructure programmes and
Founding obligations. The research groups may be formed within one research
organization (e.g. university, institute) or involve researchers affiliated to
different research organizations. Launched in 1999, the instrument currently
provides funding for approximately 300 research groups.
The research groups are evaluated every 6 years. The basic evaluation
criteria applied in peer review include scientific excellence, impact, and
vitality of the research group. The peer review evaluation procedure is carried
out solely by foreign experts.
One of the aims of the evaluation procedure is to determine the funding
volume for the following period. The latter depends on the volume of funding
granted in the previous period, evaluation scores, and effectiveness of the
research group in obtaining funds from the Agency’s research projects,
international projects, and contract research for business and other public
institutions (e.g. ministries).
Eligible for the funding granted under the instrument of research programmes
are public and private universities and institutes, hospitals and other public
institutions, as well as private non-profit organizations and companies.
A research organization may apply for funding if it is listed in the register
of research organisations and delivers strong performance.
Calls, Results, and Additional Details
Facts & Figures, Funding Details