15 projects submitted by 13 entities will receive funding under the Science for Society programme. The Ministry of Education and Science announced on Friday that the total amount of funds allocated for this purpose will amount to PLN 10.7 million.

The Science for Society program was announced in July of this year. Its purpose is to support entities of higher education, the science system and other organizational units working for the dissemination of science in the implementation of projects aimed at building cooperation between entities working in the field of science and entities working in the social and economic sphere.

As MEiN reported on Friday, 15 projects submitted by 13 entities will receive funding under the programme. The total amount of funds allocated for this purpose will be 10.7 million PLN.

“talentON – Program for Support and Development of Specially Gifted Youth”, “Polish Scientists 2022: Scientific Excellence, Research Independence and Social Responsibility of Science” or “Global Legal Information” are just some of the projects eligible for funding under the programme.

Among the beneficiaries of the program were, among others, the founding of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Adam Mickiewicz University in Pozna, the Polish Historical Society or AGH University of Science and Technology. Stanisław Staszic in Krakow.

Program participants who meet certain requirements will receive funding in the amount of PLN 100,000. Up to 2 million PLN.

The full list of projects approved for funding is available on the MEiN website.

The program includes financial support for projects in three pillars.

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The first of them: scientific excellence – support for projects aimed, inter alia, at improving the quality of scientific research, conducting new research topics important for social and economic development, internationalizing Polish science, increasing its recognition and shaping its public perception.

The second axis: science for innovation – is to support projects that increase the effectiveness of cooperation between science and the economic environment, support innovation and commercialization of research and development results, and disseminate knowledge about the relationship between science, innovation and the economy.

The third pillar: the humanities. Community. Identity – this is the support of projects that popularize innovative and interdisciplinary research in the field of humanities, strengthening national positions, national and regional traditions, as well as searching for sources of Polish culture in the country and abroad. (PAP)

Author: Danuta Starzyńska-Rosiecka

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