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Funding scientific research of international importance

In building its position as a research university, the University of Silesia in Katowice particularly appreciates the efforts of researchers who take care of the highest quality of their scientific output. Due to this, various initiatives which contribute to professional development of scientists and improvement of the quality of their research will be funded as part of Research Excellence Initiative.

The funding will cover projects associated with groundbreaking research of high social impact and international range. This area also includes financing research centres, which are the showcase and driving force behind the transdiciplinary research activities of our University.

Konkursy

The call for applications entitled „Green Horyzont” was launched in connection with the most important contemporary ecological and climatic challenges, as well as green deal strategy in the region, Europe and around the world. It concerns the funding of research activities related to the subject of environmental and eco-friendly transformation. The goal of the call for proposals is to support the interdisciplinary research activities of employees of the University of Silesia in international cooperation, which contribute to increasing the real impact of scientific activity of the University on its external surroundings.

The call for proposals can be attended by interdisciplinary project teams, which may also include scientists from outside the University of Silesia, and in particular researchers representing renowned foreign scientific institutions. Under the call for proposals, the team will have financial resources at their disposal to perform activities, which will result in creating an international partnership, as well as preparing and submitting an application for the funding of a research project under Horizon Europe programme.

The call for applications entitled „Green Horizon” is funded under Research Excellence Initiative programme and with resources from „One University – Many Capacities. Integrated Programme” project .

The requests for funding research activities are submitted by the team leader via the online form.


Please be informed that in connection with the requests addressed to IDB team, the call for applications has been extended until 31 August 2021.

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CONCERNING

interdisciplinary research activities

RECRUITMENT

from 8 June 2021 to 31 August 2021 [recruitment extended]

 

BENEFICIARIES

interdisciplinary project teams operating within the University or new interdisciplinary project teams created for the purpose of this call for applications

MAXIMUM FUNDING AMOUNT

PLN 120,000

PROJECT DURATION

until 30 June 2023

MOST IMPORTANT PROJECT EFFECTS

significant publication, submission of project application
in international programme Horizon Europe until 30 June 2023

The call for applications entitled „Post-COVID Horizon” has been launched in connection with the most important contemporary challenges in the context of the coronavirus pandemic and necessity for the society to adapt to the new conditions. It concerns the funding of research activities with significant impact on the functioning and civilisation development of the society. The goal of this call for proposals is to support interdisciplinary research activities of employees of the University of Silesia who undertake actions to explore the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic at various level of its impact, including multi-dimensional psychological, social and technological support, as well as effective means of combating the effects of coronavirus pandemic.

The call for proposals can be attended by interdisciplinary project teams, which may also include scientists from outside the University of Silesia, and in particular researchers representing renowned foreign scientific institutions. Under the call for proposals, the team will have financial resources at their disposal to perform activities, which will result in creating an international partnership, as well as preparing and submitting an application for the funding of a research project under Horizon Europe programme.

The call for applications entitled „Post-COVID Horizon” is funded under Research Excellence Initiative programme and with resources from „One University – Many Capacities. Integrated Programme” project.

The requests for funding research activities are submitted by the team leader via the online form.


Please be informed that in connection with the requests addressed to IDB team, the call for applications has been extended until 31 August 2021.

Logo: Fundusze Europejskie - Wiedza Edukacja Rozwój; flaga Rzeczpospolitej Polskiej; Unia Europejska - Europejski Fundusz Społeczny

CONCERNING

interdisciplinary research activities

RECRUITMENT

from 8 June 2021 to 31 August 2021 [recruitment extended]

BENEFICIARIES

interdisciplinary project teams operating within the University or new interdisciplinary project teams created for the purpose of this call for proposals

MAXIMUM FUNDING AMOUNT

PLN 120,000

PROJECT DURATION

until 30 June 2023

MOST IMPORTANT PROJECT EFFECTS

significant publication, submission of project application
in international programme Horizon Europe until 30 June 2023

The recruitment in the first competition entitled „Freedom of research” as part of Research Excellence Initiative has ended. It enjoyed great interest among our academics and researchers. 160 scientists applied for the competition, including 50 on the last day of recruitment. The submitted applications for research activities concern all disciplines represented at the University of Silesia.

The initiative enjoyed the biggest interest among scientists conducting research in such fields as psychology (13% of all applications), materials engineering (also 13% of all applications) and biological sciences (8% of all applications). Over 10% of applicants are scientists representing different disciplines of art.

In the first edition of „Freedom of research” call for proposals, the requested amount was PLN 1,819,927.04.

Purpose of the call for applications

Scientific development of employees, building highly ranked scientific output, as well as dissemination and commercialisation of knowledge are the main assumptions of call for proposals entitled “Freedom of research”. You can receive funding in each discipline as part of this competition – not only for any type of research, but also for proofreading, translation, scientific trips, research visits and conferences.

Terms of participation include: presentation of one evaluation achievement from the last 3 years and declaration that the results of research related to the awarded funding will be published. Scientists can receive up to PLN 20,000, until the funds have been completely used up.

FAQ

Can a publication declared in the application have more than one author (the applicant)?

Yes, publications with several authors as a result are permitted.

  Can an application be submitted by a research team?

Application in the call is submitted by a single scientist. However, research activities can be carried out by a research team.

Can I apply for the funding of scientific research whose subject is the same as in another grant?

Yes, you can apply for such funding, with the reservation that the requested costs cannot be covered under a different grant, so as to avoid double funding.

How can the result declared in an application be settled?

After obtaining the journal’s decision on accepting the article declared in the application for printing, the beneficiary shall immediately notify Science Department about this fact via the online reporting form available on the website of the initiative.

In the case of funding above PLN 10,000, the situation is analogous. Settlement is carried out by providing information about achieving the declared additional result to the Science Department. The beneficiary will be informed that the research activity has been settled by e-mail.

What will happen in the case when a journal has rejected the publication declared in the application?

In the case of any problems with publishing an article/monograph, every effort should be made to release the publication in a different journal/publishing house with the same number of Ministry of Science and Higher Education points as declared in the funding application.

CONCERNING

single research activity

RECRUITMENT

from 2 November 2021 to 30 November 2020 [completed]

BENEFICIARIES

research employees | research and teaching employees

MAXIMUM FUNDING AMOUNT

PLN 20,000

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