The Program IDEAS aims to support research projects based on outstanding ideas that can have, in the future, a significant impact on the development of science and research, economy and/or society as a whole, to include outstanding researchers into scientific and research work, to strengthen professional capacities of researchers and to create new project teams.
Program IDEAS is the largest Program of the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia.
The Program enables researchers to define their own research programs, form their own teams and cooperate with laboratories, research centers and companies in Serbia and the world.
The Program is open for all research areas and research topics. Program is implemented within four sub-programs for the development of scientific research in the following scientific areas: natural sciences; technical-technological sciences; (bio) medical sciences; social sciences and humanities.
Total approved budget of the Program: EUR 24,000,000.00.
Maximum amount per project: EUR 300,000.00 with the possibility of an additional budget up to EUR 200,000.00 for purchase or upgrade of one capital piece of equipment.
Project duration: 36 months.
Public Call for the Program IDEAS was closed on 7th October 2020 and 9096 researchers applied for this Program with 915 Project proposals.
First phase of evaluation of submitted project proposals is ongoing at the moment.