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Research Excellence Initiative

Visibility

Funding open access to scientific publications

In accordance with the Development Strategy of the University of Silesia in Katowice, certain activities are carried out in order to increase the visibility and position of the University in the region, Europe and the world. Open access to the research results of our scientists is particularly important in this regard.

The concept of open science is in line with the assumptions of the Research Excellence Initiative. Therefore, we have launched the “Open Access” call for proposals, which allows for the dissemination of publications and research results at a high scientific level, strengthening the impact of the scientific activity of academics on the development of global science.

The “Visibility of Research Centres” call for proposals  – 2nd edition under the Research Excellence Initiative has concluded. Thanks to the decision to increase the pool of funds for financing the project, undertaken in order to diversify the implemented initiatives, in the 2nd edition of the competition, over PLN 442,000 were allocated to research and development activities of the centres. The maximum amount of funding for one application is PLN 100,000.

Funding for research and development activities was obtained by five entities:

  • Interdisciplinary Centre for Research on Humanistic Education,
  • SPIN-Lab Centre for Microscopic Research on Matter,
  • Centre for Biomass Energy Research and Education,
  • Silesian Water Centre of the University of Silesia in Katowice,
  • Interdisciplinary Centre for Staff Development.

All winning centres achieved a score above 80% of the points possible to obtain.

The substantive evaluation of the applications was based, among others, on the analysis of the development potential of a research centre, the centre’s influence on the socio-economic and international environment, the scientific level of the conducted research, as well as the analysis of the impact of the declared results on strengthening international cooperation and increasing the visibility of the research centre in the region, Europe and the world. In accordance with the competition regulations, all these assumptions are consistent with the profiles and research objectives of the centres and fit into the strategy of the University of Silesia.

The most important declared effects of the co-financed activities include: significant scientific publications, seminars, debates, popular science workshops, international scientific conferences, podcasts, as well as participation in trade fairs.

CONCERNS

funding for research and development activities of research centres

RECRUITMENT

from 12 May 2022 to 13 June 2022 [end of recruitment]

BENEFICIARIES

research centres of the University of Silesia

MAXIMUM FUNDING AMOUNT

PLN 100,000

The “Visibility of Research Centres” call for proposals under the Research Excellence Initiative has concluded. Based on the recommendation of the Team for Research Excellence Initiative Evaluation, Prof. Ryszard Koziołek, the Rector of the University of Silesia has granted funding to: the Centre for Polar Studies, the Polish-Chinese Centre for Environmental Research, the Centre for Critical Research on Technologies, and the Research Centre for Public Policy and Regulatory Governance. More details at www.us.edu.pl/idb.

CONCERNS

funding for research and development activities of research centres

RECRUITMENT

from 8 April 2021 to 7 May 2021 [completed]

BENEFICIARIES

research centres of the University of Silesia operating for at least 6 months

MAXIMUM FUNDING AMOUNT

PLN 100,000

The recruitment to “Open Access” call for proposals ended on 7 December 2020; its goal is to strengthen the visibility of the results of scientific research conducted at the University of Silesia in Katowice by publishing them in Open Access-type scientific journals. 14 institutes entered the competition, submitting proposals for articles to be published in prestigious high-impact scientific journals. Directors of institutes requested the funding in the overall amount of approximately PLN 900,000.

CONCERNS

funding Open Access-type publications

RECRUITMENT

from 9 November 2021 to 7 December 2021 [completed]

BENEFICIARIES

research employees | research and teaching employees

MAXIMUM FUNDING AMOUNT

to be determined with the applicant

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