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Research Excellence Initiative


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 of Silesia in Katowice in the region, Europe and the world. Open access to research results of our scientists is particularly important in this regard.

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

Summary of the „Visibility of Research Centres” call for proposals

The “Visibility of Research Centres” call for proposals under the Research Excellence Initiative has concluded. Based on the recommendation from the Evaluation Team of Research Excellence Initiative, Prof. Ryszard Koziołek, the Rector of the University of Silesia awarded funds to the Centre for Polar Studies, the Polish-Chinese Centre for Environmental Research, the Research Centre for Public Policy and Regulatory Governance, and the Centre for Critical Research on Technologies.

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funding for research and development activities of research centres


from 8 April 2021 to 7 May 2021 [completed]


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


PLN 100,000

Summary of „Open Access” call for proposals

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 for the funding in the overall amount of approximately PLN 900,000.


funding Open Access-type publications


from 9 November 2021 to 7 December 2021 [completed]


research employees | research and teaching employees


directors of institutes


to be determined with the applicant

Młoda kobieta w kapeluszu stoi przy półce z książkami
photo by Szymon Nawrat

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