Slovak republic: SAS

Name of Funding agency
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Geographical coverage (national/regional)
Slovak republic
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 €

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 more than 50% of the 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