Slovakia: SAS

Name of Funding agency

Slovak Academy of Sciences

Geographical coverage (national/regional)


Name of the programme/initiative

Promoting knowledge-based research in selected areas

Programme website

Programme owner

Slovak Academy of Sciences

Program manager (executing funding organisation)

Slovak Academy of Sciences

Contact person(s) (e-mail, tel.)

Martin Novák,  email: , tel.: +421257510119

Zuzana Panisova,, email: , tel. +421257510245

Funding Commitment

 360 000 €

Anticipated number of fundable research partners


Maximum funding per grant awarded to a partner

120 000 €

Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range


Funding rates (approx.)

 Up to 100%

Major eligibility criteria
(e.g. types of organisations, thematic restriction, cost types and caps)

Only research institutes and/or centres of the Slovak Academy of Sciences are eligible organisations for funding by SAS (up to 100%). The main applicant must have, at the time of submission, a contract(s) with one or several of the institutes/centres equivalent to at least 1 full-time employment valid for the whole duration of the project. Each member of the applicant’s team must also have an employment contract or a fellowship with the same or another SAS institute/centre.

Applicants from other Slovak R&D centres (universities and/or other organisations from Slovakia) can join project consortia only as collaborators that have to secure their own funding.

Costs regulation:

Personnel costs up to 15 % of all direct costs or up to 30% of all direct costs, if the Slovak team is the consortium’s coordinator.

Capital expenditures: up to 40% of all direct costs

Overheads up to 20% of all direct costs

Submission of the proposal at national/regional level (schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines, etc.)


Submission of financial and scientific reports at the national/regional level


Further guidance