Financial support for exceptional initiatives of significant importance for science in Poland

Application procedure closed. No additional calls planned.


Under this programme the Foundation gives financial support to exceptional initiatives of significant importance for science in Poland which cannot obtain fundingfrom other sources and are not covered by the Foundation?s other programmes.

Through the EXTERIUS programme, the Foundation wants to be able to react flexibly and rapidly, within the limits of its financial capabilities, to varied needs of science and the scientific community which go beyond the scope of its current programmes.


Applications to the programme may be made both by scientific institutions and organizations supporting the development of science in Poland, and by individual academics and research teams.



No additional calls planned

Additional info

The Foundation does not specify a list of activities which may be covered by the programme, but considers each application individually. What is assessed above all is the purposefulness of the application and its scientific, social or technical values.

Another important criterion is the importance of the initiative in question for the scientific community.

The programme does not include financing for purchases or repairs of research equipment or the financing and modernization of laboratories. Funds are available for these purposes under other programmes of the Foundation. Initiatives submitted to the programme must also beconsistent with the general principles on financing adopted by FNP. In particular, this programme cannot be used to finance the costs of organizing scientific conferences or the costs of studies in Poland or abroad.