On 20 November 2020, the first two proposals submitted to the National Science Centre under the call for proposals for funding of Research Components in projects funded under the Polish Returns 2020 Programme launched by the NAWA, were evaluated. They were both found eligible and recommended for NCN funding.
The Polish Returns 2020 Programme was launched by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange on 7 January 2020. The aim of the Programme is to allow prominent Polish researchers working abroad to return to Poland and take up employment in Polish higher education institutions, scientific units or research institutes. Projects could have contained a basic Research Component to be funded by the National Science Centre.
The NAWA evaluation team has selected seven projects containing a Research Component. Before starting the projects, the researchers whose projects contained a Research Component must submit a proposal for NCN funding of such Components under the NCN call. Their proposals will be subject to an NCN eligibility check only. The eligibility check will be carried out on a continuous basis until the last proposal containing a Research Component funded under the Polish Returns 2020 Programme, is submitted to the NCN.