Ongoing programmes financed by the European funds

International Research Agendas

In 2015 the Foundation started to implement the International Research Agendas programme financed by the European fund within the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014–2020, Measure 4.3. International Research Agendas. The Foundation received over EUR 126 million which allow for providing support to approx. 10 units responsible for the implementation of International Research Agendas.The goal of the programme is to create specialised, world-class research units in Poland applying global best practice in identification of research programmes and topics, HR policy, R&D management, and commercialisation of R&D results. These units will pursue international research agendas, i.e. research programmes created by applicants and members of the international research community who are world-renowned authorities in the field in which the unit specialises.

 

TEAM, TEAM-TECH (TEAM-TECH Core Facility, TEAM-TECH Core Facility PLUS), FIRST TEAM, POWROTY/REINTEGRATION, HOMING

In 2016 the Foundation started to implement five programmes: TEAM, TEAM-TECH, TEAM-TECH Core Facility, TEAM-TECH Core Facility PLUS (2017),  FIRST TEAM, POWROTY/REINTEGRATION and HOMING financed by the European fund within the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014–2020, Measure 4.4. Boosting human potential in R&D sector. The Foundation received over PLN 615 mln for implementing the programmes.

  • TEAM Programme – financing for research teams headed by leading scientists
  • TEAM-TECH Programme – financing for research teams headed by leading scientists carrying out R&D projects related to a new product or production process (technological or manufacturing) of significant importance for the economy; TEAM-TECH Core Facility and TEAM-TECH Core Facility PLUS – financing for research teams headed by leading scientists carrying out R&D projects related to designing and developing research services with the use of advanced research equipment.
  • FIRST TEAM Programme – financing for first research teams headed by young doctors
  • POWROTY/REINTEGRATION Programme – financing for projects designed as postdoctoral fellowships, carried out by young doctors (postdocs) returning to scientific research after a break
  • HOMING Programme – financing for projects designed as postdoctoral fellowships, carried out by young doctors (postdocs) coming to Poland from abroad

Funding for the purchase of specialist equipment

Winners of the FIRST TEAM and INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AGENDAS programme competitions may now apply for funding for the purchase of specialist equipment at the research units where their projects are being carried out.

As part of the competition, funding will be provided for the purchase of specialist equipment, understood as a set of testing, measurement or laboratory devices with a low degree of universality and high technical parameters.

It is possible to purchase equipment necessary for the significant development of a project implemented under the FIRST TEAM or INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AGENDAS programme and/or for the development of the R&D human resources engaged in the project, provided that the unit does not have any equipment that could be used as an alternative, and that gaining access to such equipment in another unit is impossible or unjustified from an economic point of view.

Technical assistance

The Foundation for Polish Science is implementing the SG OP Technical Assistance Project for the years 2017–2019 as part of the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014–2020 co-financed from the funds of the European Regional Development Fund.

The project aims to provide the necessary support in the efforts undertaken by the Foundation for Polish Science with a view to carrying out projects within the SG OP 4th Priority Axis, Measure 4.3 “International Research Agendas” and Measure 4.4. “Increasing the Human Potential in the R&D sector”.

The funding received from the EU for the requirements of the project is PLN 17,941,560.

 

Implementation of structural funds by FNP: archived programmes

In 2008, the Foundation started to implement the programmes financed by the European Regional Development Fund within the Innovative Economy Operational Programme 2007–2013 (Measure 1.2 “Strengthening the human resources potential of science”). As a beneficiary of the key programmes of the IE OP, the Foundation received the amount of over 100 mln EUR (this funding was spent in 2007–2015).In 2011, the Foundation launched the SKILLS project, funded by the Human Capital Operational Programme (Measure 4.2 “Development of R&D system staff qualifications and improving the awareness of the role of science in economic growth”). By the end of 2015, the Foundation had spent over 35 million zlotys on this project.
1. Programmes financed by the European funds within the Measure 1.2 „ Strengthening the human resources potential of science” of the Innovative Economy Operational Programme

  • TEAM Programme – projects carried out according to priorities included in IE OP by students, PhD students and postdocs in the best research teams in Poland
  • International PhD Projects Programme (MPD) – projects implemented during doctoral studies within the international cooperation of scientific institutions
  • VENTURES Programme –  innovative projects that may serve the economy, ran by students, graduates and doctoral students
  • WELCOME Programme – projects carried out according to priorities included in IE OP by outstanding scientists from abroad establishing research teams in Polish scientific institutions
  • PARENT-BRIDGE Programme – grants for parents that facilitate their return to scientific research and for pregnant women conducting research
  • HOMING PLUS Programme – grants for young scholars to encourage them to begin their research in Poland

2. Programmes financed by the European funds within the Measure 4.2 “Development of R&D system staff qualifications and improving the awareness of the role of science in economic growth” of the Human Capital Operational Programme

SKILLS Project – developing the skills of the research & development sector’s employees and PhD students in communication, interdisciplinary cooperation, and research projects management.

The SKILLS project encloses several trainings ran by the best specialists from Poland and abroad as well as the following programmes: