Financing postgraduate study and research training for young researchers is an important scientific policy instrument at the Slovenian Research Agency. Features of the young researcher programme are:
- young researchers participate in research work during their postgraduate studies on basic research or applied research projects
- they have regular, fixed-term employment contracts
- the Agency finances their salaries and social contributions, as well as material and non-material costs for research and postgraduate study
- funds for the training of young researchers are allocated for a fixed-term, up to a maximum of 3 years and six months for a PhD programme
Basic information about the young researchers programme can be found at Slovenian Research Agency - SRC.
Once a year, the University of Primorska publishes a public tender for young researchers candidates with selected mentors who have been successful at the SRA call for mentors for young researchers.