On 28th March in Beijing, the National Science Centre signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) to establish a new bilateral funding opportunity for Polish-Chinese theoretical research projects. Managed jointly with the NSFC, the new funding initiative will be yet another bilateral programme of the National Science Centre. Grants will be awarded to Polish-Chinese projects in the field of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, as well as selected disciplines in Social Sciences. Detailed terms and conditions of the call will be announced in June 2018.
We hope that the new Polish-Chinese programme will attract similar attention as our previous bilateral calls. The choice of partner was far from accidental. Cooperation with China, a country of vibrant economic and scientific activity, will no doubt benefit Polish academia, explains Professor Zbigniew Błocki, director of the National Science Centre.
The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was held on 28th March at the NSFC office in Beijing. Poland was represented by Professor Zbigniew Błocki, Director of the National Science Centre, Professor Janusz Janeczek, Chairman of the NCN Council, and Justyna Woźniakowska and Magdalena Godowska, representatives of the International Cooperation Office. Professor Xie Xincheng, Vice-President for International Affairs, signed the MoU on behalf of the NSFC. The ceremony was also attended by Natalia Popczyk from the Polish Embassy in Beijing.