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Pursuant to Articles 7 and 9 of the Rules for (co)financing renowned researchers from abroad (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia no. 53/2006), and in connection with Article 12 of the Research and Development Activities Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia no. 22/06 Research and Development Act, Consolidated text 1), the Slovenian Research Agency, Tivolska cesta 30, 1000 Ljubljana, hereby announces the

Public call for (co)financing of renowned researchers from abroad in 2010

Launch: 30.4.2009
Deadline: 16.9.2009
Budget: 184,000 €

The Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) co-finances a 3-months working visit of a renowned foreign researcher to a slovenian research group with the aim of

  • improving research performance and focus of the slovenian research group and
  • preparing a joint paper in a top-ranking journal.

The renowned foreign researcher must join a slovenian research group for an uninterrupted duration of 3 months (the participation to a conference outside of Slovenia does not count as interruption). In these 3 months the foreign researcher must prepare at least two public lectures that are at least one month apart.

A »foreign researcher« in this call is a foreign or slovenian citizen who has been living and working outside of Slovenia for at least 5 years.

The public call is launched each year for up to 8 renowned foreign researchers working in the fields of natural, technical, medical, biotechnical, social or human sciences.

Applications are evaluated by an expert body that, with the help of external reviewers, prepares a sorted list of proposals for co-financing and submits it to the Scientific council of the ARRS that recommends the list to the Governing board of the ARRS for the final decision. The budget per approved foreign researcher is 23,000 €; the ARRS signs a contract with the hosting slovenian research organization which, in turn, signs a contract with the visiting foreign researcher.

Evaluation criteria for the renowned foreign researcher include

  • statutary excellence (Nobel prize or other important awards, membership in important scientific societies, editor of scientific journals with high impact etc.)
  • excellence of publications
  • excellence of citations
  • quality of the work programme of the working visit

The hosting institution prepares the complete proposal and submits it to the ARRS. No statement from the foreign researcher is required at that stage.

Further information:

The web page of the public call (only in slovenian):

Contact person at the ARRS:
dr. Primož Pristovšek, tel. +386 1 400 5971,