MINIATURA: enabling award

A scheme offering funding for single activities that serve as part of larger basic research  

Applicants: researchers with a doctoral degree obtained within the last 12 years prior to the submission of the proposal, who have not been NCN-grantees and who are employed by the host institution applying for the grant

Project duration: 12 months, with a possibility of shortening the project if it has been completed earlier


  • From  5 000 – 50 000 PLN (ca 1 200 – 12 000 EUR)
  • Within this scheme applicants may not seek funding for employment costs or scholarships, except for personnel costs of collective investigators who are not employees of the MINIATURA host institution.
  • Within this grant, researchers may not seek funding for research equipment.
  • Overheads may not exceed 10% of direct costs.

Evaluation criteria:

  • research portfolio of the applicants,
  • quality and innovative nature of the planned activity,
  • impact of the implementation of the activity on the development of the candidate’s career, 
  • justification of the planned costs.

Evaluation procedure: 1-stage merit-based evaluation by peer reviewers

Application: written in Polish

Call for proposals: on-going


Tel: 0048 12 341 9000