Ongoing programmes financed by the European funds
International Research Agendas
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.
Changes in projects
From 1 December 2017 heads of projects implemented under the TEAM, TEAM-TECH, core facility competitions, FIRST TEAM, HOMING, and POWROTY/REINTEGRATION programmes (Measure 4.4 of the Smart Growth Operational Programme) may submit applications to make changes in their projects.
The changes may include the adjustment of the scope of the project, as well as its prolongation. Such modifications, if substantively justified, may be connected with an appropriate increase in funding for the project.
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.
Reporting suspected financial irregularities and fraud in projects and competitions supervised by the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) under the SGOP, Measure 4.4
The Foundation for Polish Science, which acts as the Implementing Authority for Measure 4.4 of the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020, undertakes to observe the highest legal and ethical standards, and to adhere to the principles of accuracy, objectivity and honesty. It is resolutely determined to prevent financial fraud, including corruption and conflicts of interest.
The obligation to adhere to the principles of legality, objectivity, responsibility and honesty also applies to SGOP project applicants and beneficiaries, as well as to their suppliers and partners.
The FNP has a system in place to report potential or suspected irregularities, or fraud, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Potential or suspected irregularities, or fraud, may be reported anonymously. However, the individual who is reporting may be asked to provide further information to help resolve the issue, and to identify himself or herself, and provide his or her contact details in cases involving information with personal data. We guarantee that all data are kept confidential.
The FNP has an anti-fraud policy in place as part of the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020 to resolutely and consistently counteract all cases of financial fraud with the support of relevant authorities and law-enforcement agencies.
Implementation of structural funds by FNP: archived programmes
- 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:
- MENTORING Programme – supporting young researchers in establishing contacts and mentor cooperation with experienced scientists from Poland and abroad
- MENTORING Programme – Coaching module – supporting young scholars in tackling professional challenges and moving forward with their scientific careers
- INTER Programme – developing skills to disseminate science
- IMPULS competition – promoting applied research and developing scientists’ skills related to the commercialization of research and development results
- Trainings Programme – improving reserachers’ work skills by completing an internship at a research performing organisation or a company abroad
- eNgage competition – developing researchers’ skills in science communication or presentation of research results for non-scientists
- Meetings initiated by the project’s participants – presenting the newest research directions, exchanging thoughts and experience, and integrating the scientific world
- Programme Officers Academy – improving the skills of grant and scholarship programmes’ management and tightening the cooperation among science managers in Poland.