We are pleased to present the second ranking list in the international CEUS-UNISONO call for bilateral and trilateral research projects conducted by research teams from Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Poland in accordance with the Lead Agency Procedure within the framework of the multilateral CEUS programme. 9 research projects have been recommended for funding following a merit-based evaluation conducted by the Czech Science Foundation - Grantová agentura České republiky (GAČR) from the Czech Republic.
Joint research teams from Poland and the Czech Republic will be awarded nearly 8.6 million PLN to carry out research projects. Funding has been awarded to one research project in the area of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, four research projects in the area of Life Sciences and four in the area of Physical Sciences and Engineering. The research partners from the Czech Republic includes scientists from the research institutions located in Prague, Brno, Ceske Budejovice and Ostrava.
The CEUS-UNISONO grant may go towards funding research team salaries, scholarships for students and PhD students, purchase or manufacturing of research equipment and other necessary project-related expenses. The total budget of the call equals 20 million PLN and it is targeted at Polish research teams planning to join up with one (in the case of bilateral projects) or two (in the case of trilateral projects) selected partner teams in order to submit a funding proposal for a basic research project in any discipline of science. The principal investigator of the Polish research team must hold at least a PhD degree; the principal investigator of the partner research team must meet the requirements of its own partner agency in this respect. Projects may be planned for a period of 24 or 36 months and in the case of research projects to be carried out jointly with research teams from Austria this can also be 48 months.
The CEUS-UNISONO call is organised in accordance with the Lead Agency Procedure, with proposals being accepted on a rolling basis until 31 December 2020. Results are announced within 12 months from the NCN day of submission of the NCN proposal; the ranking lists will be successively published here.