Evaluation of proposals submitted to the NCN is divided into two stages.
In the first stage, the proposals are evaluated in terms of content only by Polish experts grouped in expert teams appointed for each call. During a panel meeting each proposal undergoes preliminary evaluation and is either rejected or accepted for the second stage of evaluation, based on the results of peer review performed earlier by two members of the expert meeting.
Proposals accepted in the first phase undergo further evaluation by external experts, both Polish and foreign. Based on those evaluations the expert panels make final decisions on financing chosen projects. At the second stage of evaluation, most of the accepted proposals will be directed to foreign experts who are chosen following the recommendation of the members of expert teams. Their participation in the process of reviewing proposals is particularly important for the development of Polish science and adds perspective to evaluated proposals.
Sessions of the Expert Teams
Sessions of the NCN Expert Teams take place at the registered office of the National Science Centre (the NCN) in Krakow, Poland, at ul. Królewska 57, in the lower annex of the Biprostal building.
Experts who travel to the sessions from outside Krakow will be offered accommodation at a hotel in the vicinity of the NCN for the duration of the Expert Team sessions. Meals during the sessions are also provided.
Regarding hotel bookings for members of Expert Teams, consult Administration Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily: Aleksandra Rusek, email@example.com, phone no +48 12 341 91 06, and Agata Zapasa, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone no +48 12 341 9119.
Payment of salaries to Experts
Experts’ documentation and salaries are handled by the Expert Support Team (contact).
We kindly ask you not to send documents (personal information for tax purposes), completed reviews or receipts for the service by traditional mail.
At the same time, please update your personal data (if there have been any changes) in the OSF system and inform the Expert Support Team.
Reimbursement of travel expenses for foreign members of the Expert Teams
Conditions for reimbursement of travel expenses for foreign members of the Expert Teams – directive no. 1/2018 by the Director of the National Science Centre of 16th January 2018 (translation from Polish).
Attachments to the directive
- Attachment no. 1: A letter of request for permission to use a car
- Attachment no. 2: Settlement of costs of using a car
- Attachment no. 3: Settlement of travel expenses
- Attachment no. 4: A statement of the expenses incurred during a business trip
For issues concerning settlement of travel expenses incurred by the foreign members of the Expert Teams please contact Edyta Perończyk, email@example.com or Jolanta Pępek, firstname.lastname@example.org.