Call is open for the 2016 Croatian Institute of Public Administration research grant

Croatian Institute of Public Administration is a non-profit association of scientists and experts interested in public administration and connecting scientific disciplines. The Institute was established in 1997 and has its headquarters in Zagreb. Its members are active in international scientific community. The Institute has recently decided to award one research grant for young researchers from abroad on a yearly basis, in order to strengthen international scientific and research cooperation and to promote researching Croatian public administration within the broader European scientific community.

The grant aims to support comparative researches within the European Administrative Space, and is intended for young researchers (up to 35 years of age), preferably PhD candidates or post-doctoral fellows from abroad. It amounts to 850 euros and covers various expenses connected with research, travel and accommodation in Croatia. It is expected that the researcher will stay in Croatia and cooperate with the Institute’s members for at least one week in the course of 2016. The Institute and the researcher will sign a contract about grant and research.

The deadline for the 2016 call is April, 30th, 2016.

The proposed research must have a clear European comparative dimension.

The research proposal should be of demonstrably excellent quality.

Candidates should work in a European country (Council of Europe members), but are not required to have a European nationality.

The 2016 call is open to young researchers who are presently enrolled in a postdoctoral programme of any kind and who have defended their thesis after January 1st, 2011.

The application should be in English.

A grant application must contain title of research, main idea and hypotheses, theoretical frame and methodology, and a detailed research plan. The research is expected to include a comparison with respective aspects of public administration in at least one country different than Croatia. The research will include collecting empirical data in Croatia. It is expected that the researcher will have submitted at least one scientific paper for publication in the international scholarly journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration by the end of 2016. The last one third of the grant will be paid to researcher after her/his paper is accepted for publication.
An applicant has to attach her/his CV (two pages maximum) and a list of publications, presentations at conferences, and other relevant results. Candidates ought to supply the names of two scientists and their emails in support of the nomination. The Institute will contact them directly and there is no need for an applicant to ask them for support letters.

A selection Committee will evaluate the applications and select the Awardee. If applications are assessed as unsuitable, there is no obligation of the Institute to award a grant or to give special explanations.

Please submit your application in the PDF form with all necessary attachments and information electronically via email attachment to admin@iju.hr.

The results will be published on the Institute’s website.