BEETHOVEN: funding opportunity for Polish-German research projects

BEETHOVEN is a funding opportunity for joint Polish-German research teams. The programme aims to support projects in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences as well as in selected fields of Physical Sciences and Engineering.

Within BEETHOVEN scheme NCN funds only projects involving basic research.

BEETHOVEN 2 (closed)

BEETHOVEN 2: call for Polish-German joint research projects

BEETHOVEN 2 funded projects

We are pleased to invite all researchers to submit proposals under Beethoven 2 call for Polish-German research projects in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences as well as selected fields of Physical Sciences. Proposals must be submitted by Polish-German research teams by the 15th of December 2016. Results will be published in October 2017.

The call covers the following research disciplines:

  • all Humanities disciplines
  • all Social Sciences disciplines

as well as most subjects belonging to the areas of:

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics (including Astronomy)
  • Materials Science

Detailed information on research disciplines covered within the call may be found in the Call Text (please see Disciplines covered, p. 1-2).

Project duration: 24 or 36 months

Evaluation criteria:

  • scientific excellence of the research project,
  • the research portfolio of the research team,
  • project feasibility and budget justification.

Application process:

The joint project description has to be  submitted simultaneously via German submission platform ELAN and Polish OSF submission system by December 15, 2016. In addition Polish applicants must submit a hard copy of the proposal to the NCN.

More information on the DFG website.


BEETHOVEN 1 (closed)

Call announcement: 15 of September 2014

Call deadline: 15 of December 2014

Results: October 2015

BEETHOVEN 1 Call Documentation

  1. BEETHOVEN 1 Call text
  2. BEETHOVEN 1Project template
  3. BEETHOVEN 1 Information for applicants
  4. BEETHOVEN 1 Evaluation sheet for reviewers

BEETHOVEN 1 funded projects

Contact at the NCN:

dr Małgorzata Jacobs, tel. +48 12 341 9173  (Humanities and Social Sciences)

dr inż. Tomasz Szumełda, tel. +48 12 341 9174  (Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy)

Dr Magdalena Godowska, tel. +48 12 341 9016 (Other inquiries)

dr Aneta Pazik, tel. +48 12 341 9017  (Other inquiries)

Contact at the DFG:

Dr Tanja Kollei, tel: +49 228 885-2972 (Social Sciences)

Dr Guido Lammers, tel: +49 228 885-2295 (Humanities)

Bettina Schilling (Administrative inquiries)

Dr Torsten Fischer, tel: +49 228 885-2693 (Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics)