On the 5th April 2018 in Prague prof. Zbigniew Błocki, director of the National Science Centre (NCN) and prof. Klement Tockner, President of Austrian Science Fund (FWF), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the NCN and the FWF. This bilateral agreement lays the cornerstone of work on a future joint funding opportunity for Polish-Austrian research teams.
A new call for Polish-Austrian research projects to be announced in late 2018 will target researchers in all fields of science and the humanities. The FWF will act as a lead agency responsible for carrying out merit-based evaluation.
Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the NCN and FWF is a step towards strengthening cooperation between funding agencies from Central European Countries (for more information please refer to: Towards a cooperation between funding agencies in Central Europe).