Call for applications begins in the International Research Agendas competition 8/2017

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Today, on 23 October, the Foundation for Polish Science has announced a new competition within the International Research Agendas (IRAP) programme. The deadline for the first part of the IRAP application is 20 December, 2017.

Applications in competition 8/2017 (standard module) can be made by outstanding scientists from all over the world planning to implement their IRAP project in a research unit located in Poland. The total funding available within the programme amounts to PLN 140 million.

The International Research Agendas programme has been offered by the FNP since November, 2015 and is co-funded from the EU’s Smart Growth Operational Programme. The scheme aims to enable the creation of specialised, world-leading scientific units in Poland that will follow best global practices in terms of identifying research topics, managing the research process, HR policy and the commercialisation of scientific results.

We welcome applications by scientists willing to lead the project and manage the entire IRAP unit during its first years of operation. Collaboration with a research institution from abroad renowned for its work in a relevant scientific field is a necessary condition to apply. Each winning project will obtain support necessary to carry out its scientific agenda, with a suggested grant total of PLN 35 million for the duration of 5 years, which can be extended. The grants are awarded through a competition process. Each application undergoes a three-stage merit-based assessment carried out by international reviewers and two panels of experts: scientific/economic and interdisciplinary.

Please see also:

  • Guidebook for applicants and programme website,  where you can find a detailed description of the scheme, the terms and conditions of the programme, the application procedure, as well as the official competition documentation.
  • Video materials from informational meetings and webinars concerning the IRAP scheme.

To obtain additional information, please call the programme coordinators at the following numbers:

+48 22 845 95 46

+48 22 311 84 39

+48 22 845 84 30

or email them at the following addresses: