EEA and Norway Grants: Poland

Polish-Norwegian research cooperation is in its third period of funding under the EEA and Norway Grants. EUR 129 million has been allocated to two research programmes for basic and applied research.

Basic research in Kraków

EUR 51.7 million has been set aside for a programme for basic research with no thematic restrictions.

A call for proposals was issued in 2019, and projects will be implemented in the period 2020–2024.

The programme for basic research is administered by the National Science Centre (NCN), headquartered in Kraków.

The agreement on research cooperation with Poland specifies that funding is to be provided for social science and polar research.

Applied research in Warsaw

The programme will provide support for applied research and will fund collaborative projects involving Norwegian and Polish partners. The programme has a budget of EUR 77.6 million.

The programme for applied research is administered by the National Centre for Research and Development in Warsaw (NCBR). A call for proposals was issued in 2019, and projects will be implemented in the period 2020–2024.

The following thematic areas are covered by the call:

  1. Welfare, health and care;
  2. Digital technology and industry;
  3. Food and natural resources;
  4. Energy, transport and climate;
  5. Societal and economic development;
  6. In addition, EUR 10 million has been earmarked for CCS research (carbon capture and storage).