The names have been published of the early awardees in the second edition of the MINIATURA call, a funding opportunity supporting activities instrumental in basic research.
In the MINIATURA 2 call, unlike in other calls operated by the National Science Centre, submissions are accepted on a continuous basis and the review process has been trimmed down to 4 months. In the first round, 30 research proposals have been awarded funding. Subsequent ranking lists will be published systematically by the end of April 2019.
The MINIATURA scheme is addressed to researchers with a doctorate received within 12 years of submitting the proposal, who have not acted as principal investigators to NCN-funded research projects, nor have been laureates of the NCN doctoral scholarship and post-doctoral fellowship programmes. Prospective entrants to the call must also secure a research position with a contract of employment in the research institution acting as applicant.
Grants under the MINIATURA 2 call may be worth c. €1,160 to €11,600, and the time of their implementation may not exceed 12 months. The list of research efforts eligible for funding in the call is limited to such activities as preliminary studies, pilot studies, library and archive searches, fellowships, conferences, research travels and consultations.
The first edition of MINIATURA, announced and concluded in 2017, saw a record-high response from researchers. Thanks to MINIATURA 1 as many as 828 applicants received funding worth nearly € 7 million in total.
To see lists of the research activities approved for funding under the MINIATURA 2 call, click here (in Polish only).