Medical University of Bialystok. National Science Centre (NCN).

  • Updated 08.04.2021 by Dział Rozwoju i Ewaluacji

    National Science Centre (NCN)

    National Science Centre (NCN)

    NCN is a government agency, supervised by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, set up in 2011 to support basic research in Poland.
    Basic research is defined as experimental or theoretical endeavours undertaken to gain new knowledge of the foundations of phenomena and observable facts, without immediate commercial applications.
    With a budget of over € 313 M a year, NCN funds projects in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering. The NCN has set up 11 types of funding schemes dedicated to researchers at different stages of their career.

    NCN goals
    Supporting excellent research projects in all fields of science and humanities;
    Funding doctoral scholarships and post-doctoral fellowships;
    Funding projects carried out by experienced researchers, aimed at implementing pioneering research that is essential for scientific progress;
    Inspiring international cooperation in basic research;
    Supervising the implementation of the research projects it supports.

    Pre-doctoral and doctoral careers
    One of the key priorities of the Centre is to support and advance the careers of aspiring researchers in their pre-doctoral and doctoral years. For this group of researchers, the Centre offers dedicated funding schemes such as PRELUDIUM and ETIUDA, targeting staff 
    without a PhD degree, or SONATA and FUGA for researchers who already have their doctoral degrees.


    PRELUDIUM 18 - presentation from the Brown bag meeting 26/09/2019