Program PRISMA – Closed Call for Project Proposals

Public Call for Project Proposals under the Program PRISMA is officially closed on October 14, 2022, at 3 p.m.

Researchers submitted a total of 656 Project Proposals for this Program.

Program PRISMA is a program of the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia intended for basic and applied research in all fields of science. There are no pre-defined topics for projects within the Program. The budget of the program is €25,000,000. The total budget of all received project proposals is 175.209.661€. The lowest budget of the proposed project is €71.228,13 and the largest proposed budget is €300,000, while the average proposed budget is €267.027,59.

The Project Proposals were submitted from Scientific Research Organizations (SROs) from Belgrade, Novi Sad, Nis, Kragujevac, Krusevac, Cacak, Zrenjanin, Bor, Pristina, Kraljevo, Leskovac, Jagodina, Leska, Uzice, Pancevo, Novi Pazar, Prizren, Sremska Kamenica, Sombor, Smederevska Palanka, Subotica and Vrnjacka Banja.

The Program PRISMA is funded by the budget of the Republic of Serbia (Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development), IPA funds of the European Union and through the Project “SAIGE” of the World Bank.

Since June 30, when the Public Call for Program PRISMA was announced, the Science Fund has been actively communicating with researchers in order to prepare better and submit a Project proposal within this Program.

During this period, the Science Fund provided support during the preparation of Project Proposals through digital channels and organized 8 online open-door sessions through a video conference platform attended by 1249 researchers. Questions and answers from those sessions were regularly published on the website of the Science Fund so that all researchers have had access to all information. During the preparation of the Project Proposals, Science Fund responded to 636 email enquiries related to the Program and published 864 questions and answers from open-door sessions on its website.

Every Principal investigator that submitted a Project proposal within the Program PRISMA received notifications by email about the receipt of the Project proposal.

Submitted Project proposals will undergo the administrative examination, after which Proposals which meet the requirements of the Program will be submitted for evaluation. The evaluation of projects in both stages will be carried out by foreign experts, according to the criteria and procedures defined by the Act of the Green Program of Cooperation between Science and Industry.

The Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia will inform researchers about the next steps and results of the evaluation via email, as well as on the official website and social networks of the Science Fund.

We would like to thank all the researchers who expressed interest in this program and with whom we had the opportunity to communicate during the period of the open Public Call.