EEA and Norway Grants: Poland
Polish-Norwegian research cooperation is now entering 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.
Each project must as minimum involve a Polish applicant/project coordinator and one partner from Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein. Multiple partners are allowed. Projects will be implemented in the period 2019–2024.
The agreement on research cooperation with Poland specifies that funding is to be provided for social science and polar research.
Basic research in Kraków
EUR 51.7 million has been set aside for a programme for basic research with no thematic restrictions, similar to the Research Council’s FRIPRO funding scheme for independent projects.
The programme targets Norwegian universities and research institutes that are seeking to cooperate with Polish research groups.
A call for proposals will open in 2019.
The programme for basic research is administered by the National Science Centre (NCN), headquartered in Kraków.
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.
This programme is suitable for Norwegian research organisations and companies that are interested in cooperating with Polish partners.
The programme for applied research is administered by the National Centre for Research and Development in Warsaw (NCBR).
A call for proposals is planned for 2019 and will cover the following thematic areas:
- Welfare, health and care;
- Digital technology and industry;
- Food and natural resources;
- Energy, transport and climate;
- Societal and economic development;
- In addition, EUR 10 million has been earmarked for CCS research (carbon capture and storage).