The NCN to become a coordinator of QuantERA – an ERA-NET COFUND in Quantum Technologies

poniedziałek, 12 września 2016

We are pleased to announce that the European Commission (EC) has allocated EUR 11.5 million for QuantERA, a program aiming to support research in Quantum Technologies, coordinated by the National Science Centre. It is the largest grant awarded to Poland in the framework program Horizon 2020. »


Five Polish projects awarded funding in the HERA Uses of the Past call

czwartek, 1 września 2016

We are pleased to announce that 5 international projects involving researchers from Poland have been awarded funding in the Uses of the Past call for proposals launched by the NCN together with the HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) network, supporting research in humanities. The theme Uses of the Past recognises that in order to understand the pressing societal questions of identity, integration, political legitimacy, creativity and cultural dynamics across Europe we need to understand how societies use and reflect upon the past. »


Star Caught Exploding out of Hibernation

czwartek, 18 sierpnia 2016

Astronomers from the Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory based long-term large-scale sky survey OGLE (Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment) announced the discovery of an extraordinary exploding star. Long-term observations of the classical nova V1213 Centauri from the years 2003–2016 provide a new insight into the evolution and mechanisms of these spectacular cosmic explosions. The paper that describes the discovery has been published in the prestigious science journal Nature. »


Consequences of performing testing on animals without a permit

wtorek, 16 sierpnia 2016

We wish to remind you of the consequences of performing testing on animals without a permit by the appropriate ethics in science committee. Pursuant to the act that had been in force until 2015, instances of proceeding without a permit would be treated as a misdemeanour, whereas pursuant to the act of 26 February 2015 this shall constitute an offence. »


Limited access to the NCN Office

poniedziałek, 25 lipca 2016

We would like to inform that from 26th to 29th of July due to local transportation difficulties connected with the World Youth Days which take place in Krakow, there will be limited access to NCN staff as the office shall be closed. Contact with NCN coordinators and administrative officers will not be possible. »


NCN to spend over EUR 5 million on interdisciplinary research

poniedziałek, 25 lipca 2016

The NCN has concluded the fourth edition of the SYMFONIA call for proposals targeted at applicants wanting to conduct interdisciplinary research. Within this call, experts selected 5 projects worth over EUR 5 million. »


Research Integrity

poniedziałek, 18 lipca 2016

We would like to notify our applicants and grantees that on 11 May 2016, the Council of the National Science Centre introduced the Code of the National Science Centre on Research Integrity and Applying for Research Financing by way of Resolution No 39/2016. Pursuant to the Code, anyone aware of any fraud and/or abuse in projects financed by the NCN and proposals submitted to the NCN under its calls must report it to an NCN officer either directly at: rzetelnosc.naukowa@ncn.gov.pl or to any NCN officer at their business email address.  »


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