Following the decision of three applicants not to carry out their projects funded under POLONEZ BIS 1 Call, the National Science Centre launched the procedure to fund proposals placed on the waiting lists. The funding decision was issued to two projects representing the domain of Physical Sciences and Engineering and to one project representing Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Dr. Laura Florentino Madiedo will work at the Wrocław University of Science and Technology on upgrading of H2 production by bio-oil steam reforming through the development of catalyst based on rhenium. Dr. Alexander Serzhikovich Ayriyan will carry out the project entitled "Bayesian analysis of the equation of state of dense nuclear matter" at the University of Wrocław. The third of the shortlisted projects will be based at the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw. Its Principal Investigator, Dr Mari Yamasaki, will focus on the perception of underwater spaces by ancient communities living along the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas.
The waiting lists under the POLONEZ BIS 1 Call were approved by the Expert Teams and include proposals which were awarded at least 70 points, but fell outside the limit funds allocated by the Council for research projects within specific groups of disciplines. The Centre refused to grant funds to implement the proposals placed on the waiting lists, with a reservation that a project placed on the waiting list may receive funding if another applicant resigns.