The Program PRISMA

The Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia opened the Public call for scientific and research projects within the Program PRISMA.

Through this Program, the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia aims to support basic and applied research in all fields of science. There are no predefined topics for projects within the Program.

The objective of the Program is to support research projects based on excellent ideas that in the future may have a significant impact on the development of science and research, as well as society at large, and clearly stated motivation for research within the framework of modern trends in the development of science in the relevant scientific fields.

Its objective as well is to support: development of scientific and practical aspects in the field of technical and technological sciences; development of research of strategic importance for agriculture, food production and environmental protection; development of experimental, practical and clinical research that should contribute to human health in Serbia; research on topics that contribute to development in the fields of social sciences and humanities in Serbia; raising the level of science in artificial intelligence as well as its application; involving young researchers in scientific research and strengthening their professional capacities.

The Program enables researchers to define their own research ideas and plans, form their own teams and collaborate with relevant laboratories, research centers and industry in Serbia and worldwide.

The Program is implemented within six subprograms for the development of scientific research in the following fields of science: 1) natural sciences, 2) engineering and technological sciences, 3) biotechnical sciences, 4) biomedical sciences, 5) artificial intelligence and 6) social sciences and humanities.

Researchers employed in Scientific Research Organisations (SROs) in the Republic of Serbia can apply for the program.

Project Proposals for this Public call must be submitted in electronic form by filling in the project application via the SFRS Portal, no later than September 15, 2022 October 14, 2022, by 3pm CET.

Total budget of the Program: EUR 25,000,000.00

Maximum budget per project: EUR 300,000

Project duration: up to 36 months

Program status: Projects proposals are now in the second stage of evaluation.

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.