Research Grants

Open Grants

Submission deadline: 14th July, 2017

Please note, if you want to have a pre-eligibility check of your proposal, do not send later than 1st July, 2017.

Call for research projects announcement (Albanian)

Call for research projects announcement (Serbian)

Call for research projects announcement (English)


Submission form research projects incl. power of attorney



Q: Are private universities from Kosovo eligible to apply?
A: No. Only public universities from Kosovo are eligible. See page 5 of the call: “Eligible as project parters are public universities from Kosovo as well as additional public universities and universities of applied sciences from Austria (other than the coordinator.)”

Q: Is there a template which needs to be used?
A: Yes. Please use the “Submission Form” including the “Power of Attorney”. This can be downloaded from this page. The submission form needs to be filled out in English.

Q: What is a “Power of Attorney” and do I have to send it with the application?
A: This is a form at the end of the submission form. It needs to be filled out, signed by all partners and sumitted together with the proposal. The submitted form “Power of Attorney” is a criteria for passing the first stage of the evaluation process – the eligibility check carried out by the Call Secretariat.

Q: Who is eligible for being the main contractor with ZSI?
A: Only public Austrian higher education institutions (public universities, public universities of applied sciences) are eligible for submitting the proposal and signing the contract with ZSI.

Q: Which fields of science are eligible?
A: Please refer to the thematic areas stipulated by the National research Programme of Kosovo. Please refer to p.2 of the Call text.

Q: What is the minimum duration and what is the maximun duration of the projects?
A: There is no minimum duration of the projects. The maximum duration is 18 months.

Q: What are the possible starting dates of the projects?
A: There are two possible starting dates: 1st of November, 2017 OR 1st of January, 2018.

Q: What kind of reportings are necessary when carrying out the project?
A: One interim report and one final report need to be submitted. Both have a technical and financial part.

Q: What is the minimum consortium seize?
A: The coordinator/contractor must be a public university or a university of applied sciences from Austria. There must be at least one partner from a public university in Kosovo within the project consortium.

Q: Must be researchers included from the Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia)?
A: No. But as the call text says “Additional researcher(s) from the so called Western Balkan Countries should be included in the activities of the projects (not a formal eligibility criterion).” In addition, personnel costs for these countries are not eligible.