The National Science Centre, in cooperation with the JPI Urban Europe, is launching a call for international research projects in the area of urban development and development of urban areas (Building transformation capacity through arts and design: Unlocking the full potential for urban transitions).
The call is open to proposals covering the following three subjects:
- Experimentation and co-creation for a beautiful and sustainable urban future
- Transformation to sustainable cities/urban transformation
- Designing Inclusive, Liveable and Green Neighbourhoods
Funding proposals may be submitted by international consortia composed of at least two research teams from at least two countries participating in the call, i.e., Belgium, Bulgaria, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania and Sweden.
Cooperation must be initiated under the project with at least one institution operating in the area of culture or related to culture and technology, combining arts and business. The participation of representatives of urban communities is encouraged.
Polish researchers may apply for NCN funding of their basic research projects. The principal investigator of the Polish research team must hold at least a PhD degree. Funding may be designated to cover salaries of the research team members, salaries and scholarships for students and PhD students, purchase or manufacturing of research equipment, devices and software as well as other costs crucial to the research project.
Research projects carried out by the Polish research teams will be funded by the NCN as long as the foreign partners receive funding for the same projects.
A joint proposal is submitted by the international consortium leader to the international electronic submission system UDiManager by 25 April 2023, 2 p.m. CET. NCN proposals concerning the Polish part of the project must be submitted to the NCN via the electronic submission system OSF within 7 days of the joint full proposal submission date at international level.
A list of projects recommended for funding will be published in September 2023.
The NCN has allocated 500,000 EUR for research tasks performed by the Polish research teams in the call.
The NCN Council has decided that as a consequence of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, no collaboration with Russian entities is allowed in proposals submitted to NCN calls. If any such collaboration is forecasted, a proposal will be rejected as ineligible.