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.
Program Status: Implementation of 105 projects funded within program.
Approved projects from the field of Natural Sciences can be found on the following LINK.
Approved projects from the field of Technical-technological Sciences can be found on the following LINK.
Approved projects from the field of (Bio)Medical Sciences can be found on the following LINK.
Approved projects from the field of Social sciences and Humanities can be found on the following LINK.
Financing for the Program is provided by the Republic of Serbia (Ministry of Science, Technological Development and Innovation), through a World Bank loan with implementation support, and the European Union, through a grant contribution. The activities are part of the „Serbia Accelerating Innovation and Growth Entrepreneurship Project“ (SAIGE Project), dedicated to strengthening innovative entrepreneurship and scientific research.