New statement from Science Europe on Horizon2020

Thursday, 15 September 2016

On September 13th Science Europe released a short Statement ‘Funding Research in Horizon 2020: Europe’s Most Valuable Strategic Resource’, available here. »

Poland among the Rising Stars in a ranking by Nature

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

In a recently published “Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars” report, Poland has been listed first among the “rising stars of science.” This term is applied to countries whose position in the Nature Index tables has improved dramatically over the past four years. »

The NCN to become a coordinator of QuantERA – an ERA-NET COFUND in Quantum Technologies

Monday, 12 September 2016

We are pleased to announce that the European Commission (EC) has allocated EUR 11.5 million for QuantERA, a program aiming to support research in Quantum Technologies, coordinated by the National Science Centre. It is the largest grant awarded to Poland in the framework program Horizon 2020. »

Five Polish projects awarded funding in the HERA Uses of the Past call

Thursday, 1 September 2016

We are pleased to announce that 5 international projects involving researchers from Poland have been awarded funding in the Uses of the Past call for proposals launched by the NCN together with the HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) network, supporting research in humanities. The theme Uses of the Past recognises that in order to understand the pressing societal questions of identity, integration, political legitimacy, creativity and cultural dynamics across Europe we need to understand how societies use and reflect upon the past. »

Star Caught Exploding out of Hibernation

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Astronomers from the Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory based long-term large-scale sky survey OGLE (Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment) announced the discovery of an extraordinary exploding star. Long-term observations of the classical nova V1213 Centauri from the years 2003–2016 provide a new insight into the evolution and mechanisms of these spectacular cosmic explosions. The paper that describes the discovery has been published in the prestigious science journal Nature. »

Consequences of performing testing on animals without a permit

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

We wish to remind you of the consequences of performing testing on animals without a permit by the appropriate ethics in science committee. Pursuant to the act that had been in force until 2015, instances of proceeding without a permit would be treated as a misdemeanour, whereas pursuant to the act of 26 February 2015 this shall constitute an offence. »

Limited access to the NCN Office

Monday, 25 July 2016

We would like to inform that from 26th to 29th of July due to local transportation difficulties connected with the World Youth Days which take place in Krakow, there will be limited access to NCN staff as the office shall be closed. Contact with NCN coordinators and administrative officers will not be possible. »