The results of the POLONEZ 3 call for proposals

Thursday, 18 May 2017

The National Science Centre is pleased to present list of projects qualified for funding in NCN POLONEZ 1 call for proposals. »

Researchers scoop € 111 million thanks to the National Science Centre

Thursday, 18 May 2017

The National Science Centre has published the results of the twelfth edition of the OPUS, PRELUDIUM and SONATA programmes, and – for the third time – the list of awardees of the POLONEZ funding opportunity. Researchers conducting basic research under the four schemes have been granted nearly € 111 million. »

Searching for the Majorana neutrino

Monday, 15 May 2017

Why is there more matter than antimatter in the universe? The reason might be hidden in the neutrino nature: one of the preferred theoretical models assumes, that these elementary particles were identical with their own anti-particles. This in turn would lead to an extremely rare nuclear decay process, the neutrinoless double-beta decay. The experiment GERDA now has reached a most important improvement in the search for double-beta decay by reducing the disturbances (background) to an unprecedented low level making it the first “background-free” experiment in the field. »

Bears have smelly feet

Monday, 24 April 2017

A new study finds that bears communicate through their feet while walking. By twisting their feet into the ground, bears leave their scent. This scent is produced by foot glands and contains 26 specific compounds that inform other bears, for example about the sex of the animal. This ritual is repeated by other individuals, mostly males, which step exactly in the same places, leaving a trail of smelly holes in the ground. This reveals as an important way for animals with large home ranges to exchange information with their neighbours. »

M-ERA.NET call 2017 is now open

Thursday, 16 March 2017

We would like to invite researchers to submit proposals under M-ERA.NET call for proposals. The call targets research in the following topics: »

Over € 67 million given to basic research by the NCN

Thursday, 16 March 2017

For the 13th time, the National Science Centre has announced a call for proposals under its OPUS and PRELUDIUM funding schemes. Researchers may apply for funding from a pool of ca € 67 million. »

QuantERA Electronic Submission System is now open

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The Electronic Submission System (ESS) for the QuantERA Call 2017 is now open. Guidelines and further information can be found under the following link: QuantERA Electronic Submission System. »