Croatia: MZO

Name of Funding agency

Ministry of Science and Education (MZO)

Geographical coverage (national/regional)


Name of the programme/initiative


Programme website


Programme owner

Ministry of Science and Education

Program manager (executing funding organisation)

Ministry of Science and Education

Contact person(s) (e-mail, tel.)

Mateo Ante Bosnić, +385 01 4594 166

Funding Commitment

150.000,00 EUR

Anticipated number of fundable research partners


Maximum funding per grant awarded to a partner

150.000,00 EUR

Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range


Funding rates (approx.)

For Applicants from Private Sector: The maximum funding rate of eligible costs is 70%.

For Applicants from Public Sector: 100% of eligible costs.

Major eligibility criteria
(e.g. types of organisations, thematic restriction, cost types and caps)

MSE funding is limited to Croatian project partners only. Croatian project partner could be consortium (consisting of at least two national legal entities) or a single legal entity.

Eligibility criteria for Croatian project partners are as follows:

•       research organizations registered in the Register of Research Organizations:

o  public research institutes

o  public higher education institutions

o  other legal entities performing research activity

•       other legal entities performing research activities:

o  non-governmental and non-profit organizations (NGO’s) or institutions whose main goal is research activity or research and development activity, and is registered by the Ministry of public administration

o  small and medium enterprises (SME’s) registered by the Ministry of economy and sustainable development.


Project proposals already funded under separate financial instruments / call will not be reviewed and will not be eligible under this call.


The eligibility criteria for the applicant will be verified based on the Excerpt from the Register of Scientific Organizations, which will be provided by the MSE. Legal entities receiving basic funding from the MSE can only be granted for funds covering extra expenditure, i.e. as an addition to their basic financing. Partnership with SME’s is encouraged but not mandatory. Also, other legal entities from business sector, which are not SME’s registered by the Ministry of economy and sustainable development can apply as project partners, but they must ensure their own funding for their participation in the project activities since they are not eligible for MSE funds.

Submission of the proposal at national/regional level (schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines, etc.)

Croatian applicants are required to inform the national contact point about the project application. Applicants are advised to consult the national contact point for the pre-eligibility check.

Submission of financial and scientific reports at the national/regional level

Submission of the financial and scientific reports in accordance with the national GA.

Further guidance