The aim of postgraduate research funding is to enable young researchers - PhD students - to participate in research work during their postgraduate studies on the basis of fixed-term employment contracts. Slovenian Research Agency (Javna agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije) finances their salaries, social contributions, as well as material and non-material costs. The average annual cost for financing one young researcher is approx. 30.000 EUR. Funds for the training of young researchers are allocated for a fixed-term, up to a maximum of 4 years.
The objective of this mechanism is to rejuvenate research groups and enable the inflow of fresh ideas and approaches. It is a source of highly qualified and motivated personnel with a great potential for Slovenian economy and other socially relevant areas.
The programme runs with great success since 1985. To date more than 5,000 young researchers have successfully completed the programme.
Source: Slovenian Research Agency