The IRA competition for beneficiaries of the Teaming programme launched

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Today, 15 September, the Foundation for Polish Science announced an International Research Agendas (IRA) competition for beneficiaries of the Teaming programme. The deadline for submitting the first and second parts of the application expires on 23 October.

Only applicants* who intend to implement their IRA project in a unit which received support under the Teaming Phase 2 competition, run by the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 programme, are eligible to enter the 7/2017 competition (IRA PLUS module). A total of PLN 180 million will be awarded.

A detailed description of the programme, the rules and procedures for submitting applications and competition documentation are available on the programme’s website.

For more information about the competition, call or write to Kinga Słomińska, head of the IRA section, tel. 22 845 95 46; e-mail:

* Applicants may also submit applications in other IRA competitions, under the terms and conditions of each competition, as stipulated in the documentation.


With the announcement of the 7/2017 IRA competition – module for applicants intending to implement their projects in units that will be beneficiaries of the Teaming programme (Horizon 2020), the Foundation invites anyone interested in submitting an application under the terms of this competition to a workshop devoted to the requirements that the applicants themselves should meet, as well as the requirements pertaining to the projects and the IRA application process.

The purpose of the International Research Agendas programme is to enable the establishment of new research units (their legal and organizational structures) in Poland, led by distinguished scientists from around the world, with international and Polish teams of scientists representing various branches of science carrying out research and development work of the highest level.

The potential first or second applicant in the IRA programme, and possibly others who supported the applicants in the preparation of the applications may participate in the workshop.

Date and time: 26 September (Tuesday), 15:00 – 17:30

Place: FNP headquarters, ul. I. Krasickiego 20/22, Warsaw


14.30 – 15.00 Registration / coffee

15.00 – 15.30 Presentation about the IRA programme and discussion: Organizational challenges and benefits stemming from the implementation of research agendas

15.30 – 16.15 Workshop for applicants (part 1): How to implement the International Research Agendas programme: formal requirements, the ideal unit

16.15 – 16.30 Coffee break

16.30 – 17.15 Workshop for applicants (part 2): How to prepare an effective application – the selection process and criteria

17.15 – 17.30 Q&A

The workshop will be conducted in Polish or English – depending on the needs of the participants, as reported during registration. Participation in the event is free of charge. Participants must make their own accommodation and travel arrangements at their expense.

To sign up for the workshop, please send an e-mail to Dr. Judyta Węgrzyn,, informing us of your interest in the workshop and of the preferred language in which to conduct the workshop. Seats are limited and participants will be registered on a first-come-first-served basis. Registration open until 21 September or until the maximum number of participants is reached.