BEETHOVEN 2: Call for Polish-German research projects is now open

Thursday, 15 September 2016

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 December 2016. Results will be published in October 2017. »

New POLONEZ call

Thursday, 15 September 2016

The National Science Centre invites researchers to submit proposals under POLONEZ 3 funding opportunity addressed to incoming researchers who would like to carry out basic research in host institutions in Poland. »

New statement from Science Europe on Horizon2020

Thursday, 15 September 2016

On September 13th Science Europe released a short Statement ‘Funding Research in Horizon 2020: Europe’s Most Valuable Strategic Resource’, available here. »

Poland among the Rising Stars in a ranking by Nature

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

In a recently published “Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars” report, Poland has been listed first among the “rising stars of science.” This term is applied to countries whose position in the Nature Index tables has improved dramatically over the past four years. »

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

Monday, 12 September 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

Thursday, 1 September 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

Thursday, 18 August 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. »