Approximately PLN 3.2 million will be made available to 77 scientists for preliminary and experimental studies, inquiries, research training courses, research or advisory trips for the next phase of the MINIATURE 5 competition, decided by the National Science Center (NCN).

The National Science Center published the second ranking list in the competition. It is available at:

In the humanities, social sciences and arts, co-funding was obtained for 20 activities worth more than 570 thousand PLN. Zloty. In exact and technical sciences: 23 activities worth more than 970,000 PLN. And in the life sciences there are 34 activities worth more than 1.6 million PLN – informs the National Science Center.

The funded scientists will address topics such as: the effect of cosmic ray simulations on the quality of the biomass of Chlorella vulgaris – a potential food source for astronauts; Preparation of fluorescent layered materials based on gold nanoclusters and internal stress analysis in 3D insulating glass units. There will also be historical inquiries related, for example, to spatial planning in the cities of the Kingdom of Poland at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, or analyzes of completely contemporary phenomena, such as digital piracy.

The objective of the MINIATURE competition is to support scientific activities that lead to the preparation of a future research project planned for submission in NCN or other national and international competitions. In its fifth edition, financing in the amount of PLN 5,000 can be obtained. Up to 50 thousand PLN for activities lasting up to 12 months.

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Researchers who obtained their PhD no later than January 1, 2009, who have not directed or directed the implementation of research projects funded by the National Science Center and who have at least one published work or technical achievement, may apply for finance. Technical and scientific.

The call for proposals for the competition is ongoing and will continue until September 30, 2021. The total budget for the MINIATURE 5 competition is PLN 22 million. These funds are allocated proportionally during the call for proposals, and an application may only be eligible for funding if it is included in the pool of funds earmarked for a particular month.

PAP – Science in Poland

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