The University of Rijeka Foundation and the UNIRI Student Union Office for Science launched a student scientific fund on March 1, 2017, entitled SIZIF, among the first of its kind in Croatia, whose goal is to encourage and support students in the scientific research activities. Applications will be accepted per a constantly open public tender.
This fund is open to students of all scientific levels and areas of undergraduate, graduate, integrated university studies and professional specialist graduate studies at the University of Rijeka. The Fund is financing three categories – implementation of scientific research, active participation in conferences and publishing scientific and professional papers.
The fund for financing UNIRI students’ scientific research activities is among the first of its kind in Croatia. Students’ increasing need for adequate and continuous support in this area bears witness to the importance of its launching .
The University Foundation and the Student Union Office for Science are entering into a realm of renowned universities that provide systematic support to students in their process of education and training, as well as in their preparation for future innovation carriers. The particularity of the Foundation is that it will be continuously open for applying in the year of its implementation.
The contribution to the Foundation, except for the University of Rijeka contribution, was already given by some faculties in Rijeka and the campaign for its constant updating is still up and running. Grants will be awarded in accordance with the academic integrity and ethical standards (the application process and the allocating set by the Regulations), in accordance with the development strategy of the University of Rijeka and Rijeka’s region and the emphasis will be on equal representation of applications and assignment at individual faculties, in accordance with the principles of excellence. Applications will be accepted per a public tender and an independent joint commission will decide on the manner of the allocation of the funds.
More information about the fund SIZIF can be found here or on the respective websites of the University of Rijeka Foundation and the Student Union.
Translator: Erna Halilović, University of Rijeka student-volunteer
English Language Editor for UNIRI: Iva Tijan, MA