Laureates of SONATINA 1 and MINIATURA 1 announced

Thursday, 3 August 2017

The National Science Centre (the NCN) has concluded the first edition of the SONATINA call. Laureates of the programme will receive ca € 5.75 million, which will fund not only their research, but also their visiting fellowships in research institutions abroad. The Centre has also published the names of the first laureates of the MINIATURA funding scheme for specific single research activities.


BiodivERsA - Belmont Forum: joint call pre-announcement

Monday, 31 July 2017

We would like to invite all researchers to participate in new international funding opportunities in Life Sciences.

In October 2017, BiodivERsA together with Belmont Forum plans to open a new funding opportunity on the following theme:

Scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services.


ETIUDA 5 call concluded with € 2.4 million for young researchers’ scholarships

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

On 26 July, the National Science Centre decided on the results of the 5th edition of the ETIUDA funding opportunity. This year, the agency will contribute nearly € 2.4 million contribute to doctoral scholarships. 389 researchers have submitted their applications, and 97 will receive funding.

ETIUDA is a funding opportunity offering doctoral scholarships, addressed to researchers working on their dissertations. Laureates will receive a monthly salary of ca € 1,000 and will visit a foreign research centre of their choice as fellow.


Free-floating planets in the Milky Way

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

For a long time scientists have predicted the existence of Earth-mass free-floating planets, ejected from their parent planetary systems and gravitationally unbound to any star. Polish astronomers working at the OGLE survey at the Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory for the first time found hints of a population of these objects. The discovery has been published in the prestigious journal Nature.


NCN searching for research institutions ready to establish Dioscuri Centres of Scientific Excellence

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The National Science Centre invites research institutions to declare commitment as potential Host Institutions to Dioscuri Centres of Scientific Excellence. Applications for the establishment of Dioscuri Centres may come from basic organisational units and research centres of higher education institutions, research units of the Polish Academy of Sciences, research institutes, international research institutes established on the territory of Poland, Polish Academy of Learning, other research institutions established on the territory of Poland. The deadline for submissions expires on 2nd October 2017.


10 Dioscuri Centres of Scientific Excellence to be established in Poland

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

On 4th July at the Wawel Royal Castle in Krakow, the National Science Centre (NCN) and the Max Planck Society (MPG) signed an agreement providing for the establishment of ten Dioscuri Centres of Scientific Excellence at Polish research units.


Dioscuri: a Polish-German recipe for scientific excellence

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Ten Dioscuri Centres of Scientific Excellence will be established at Polish research institutions as a result of signing a framework agreement between the National Science Centre (NCN) and the Max Planck Society (MPG). The official signing will take place on 4th July at the Wawel Castle in Krakow.


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