Changes in the “Ideas for Poland” programme

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We hereby announce that in connection with launch of the “Premia na Horyzoncie” programme planned by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Foundation will no longer consider applications for the “Ideas for Poland” programme filed by winners of competitions for ERC Starting Grants conducted by the European Research Council as part of the Horizon 2020 programme. Only winners of ERC Starting Grants in the EU’s 7th Research Framework Programme will be eligible to apply for funding.

On 6 November 2015 the regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education was signed concerning launch of the “Premia na Horyzoncie” programme, under which researchers pursuing projects from Horizon 2020 will be able to receive funding to cover additional costs connected with conduct of their research projects. In connection with official announcement of the launch of this ministry programme, the Foundation will no longer be considering applications from winners of ERC Starting Grants awarded under Horizon 2020. However, the offer remains in place for winners of ERC Starting Grants awarded in competitions in the EU’s 7th Research Framework Programme who meet the conditions of the programme.

Information about signing of the regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education on launch of the “Premia na Horyzoncie” programme: link.

More information here.

The “Ideas for Poland” programme of the Foundation for Polish Science, carried out since 2009, offers additional support, in the form of a personal stipend and grant money, for winners of the prestigious Starting Grants of the European Research Council who have decided to pursue their research projects funded by the ERC grant at Polish research centres. So far the programme has recognised 11 researchers, and the amount of funding awarded so far is over PLN 6 million.

Persons interested in participating in the “Ideas for Poland” programme should contact the programme coordinator, Ewa Śliwowska: e-mail: sliwowska@fnp.org.pl, tel. +48 22 845 95 25.