Croatia Science Foundation


The mission of the Croatian Science Foundation (CSF)[1] is to promote science, higher education and technological development in Republic of Croatia in order to assist economy progress,human resources development and employment. The vision of CSF  is to “transform Croatian society in society of knowledge through strategic investment in people and ideas”. The importance of CSF for the development of Croatian science is best illustrated by the fact that the Foundation funded in 10 years 450 projects with over €10m.

CSF provides support to scientific, higher education and technological programmes and projects and also promotes mobility in the field of higher education and research. It funds research, developmental and educational projects that are in accordance with the Strategic plan of Foundatoion 2004-2008 while the adoption of the new one is currently in the parlamentary procedure.  The strategic plan envisages the 7 main programme activities among which the reform of the higher education sector and the brain gain programme receive the highest priority. It gives grants to talented students and especially to young and prominent scientists and experts from scientific and higher education institutions from Croatia as well as from abroad to support mobility and circulation of knowledge.

CSF is a member of European Science Foundation (ESF) since November 2007.

  • Agency/Fund
Contact details
Phone:+385 51 228 690
Address:Ilica 24, 10000 Zagreb
Geographical focus
  • Croatia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Desiree Pecarz on November 12, 2013
Modified on May 6, 2014