We now know the results of the ALPHORN call for Polish-Swiss research projects

Thursday, 26 March 2020

We are pleased to announce the results of the call for Polish-Swiss research projects in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, and Life Sciences. Polish research teams cooperating with the Swiss researchers will receive over PLN 5,000,000 for research.

See the ranking list

The National Science Centre launched the ALPHORN call jointly with the Swiss National Science Foundation (“SNSF”). Five out of thirty proposals submitted in the call were recommended for funding. As much as PLN 5,011,062 was awarded for research to be carried out by the Polish research teams.

The ALPHORN call is addressed at Polish research teams that intend to carry out high-quality cutting-edge research jointly with their Swiss partners. The call was carried out pursuant to the Lead Agency Procedure, with the SNSF acting as the Lead Agency (proposals were subject to merit-based evaluation conducted by the Swiss agency only). Proposals were submitted to the SNSF under the SNSF Project Funding Programme where projects from the Polish and Swiss research teams competed with other international projects submitted pursuant to the Lead Agency Procedure. Under the ALPHORN call, the National Science Centre will fund research tasks carried out by the Polish research teams under the joint Polish-Swiss research project.

The highest amount of funding (over PLN 1,500,000) was awarded to a project to be carried out at the Warsaw University of Technology. Under the ALPHORN call, researchers could have planned their research to last 24 or 36 months and the principal investigator of the Polish project was required to be at least a PhD holder.

The ranking list is available here.

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