Polish-German Collaboration on Joint Projects in Physical, Life and Engineering Sciences - NCN-DFG funding initiative OPUS LAP (formerly Beethoven CLASSIC 3/LIFE 1)
In order to strengthen international academic cooperation, and with a desire to fund high-quality scientific research within their own countries and an awareness that some of the best research can be delivered by working with the best researchers internationally, the Polish National Science Centre (NCN) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) are announcing a joint call for proposals in physical, life and engineering sciences.
The initiative provides funding for integrated Polish-German research projects of outstanding scientific quality. For this year’s call the NCN will act as lead agency, i.e. joint proposals describing the bilateral projects as a whole must be submitted firstly to NCN, which will be responsible for processing proposals and conducting the review process. The DFG will require a copy of the proposal documents to be submitted via elan, its electronic proposal processing system.
It is important to note that there are no separate funds available for this call, proposals must succeed on the strengths of their intellectual merit in competition with all other proposals in the respective funding schemes of DFG and NCN.
Deadline for proposal submission to the lead agency NCN is 15 December 2020, 4 p.m.
When preparing the full proposals, please review the following information:
Please note that proposals in the social sciences and the humanities must be submitted under the scope of the “Beethoven CLASSIC 4” funding scheme. Applicants for transdisciplinary projects should decide which call best matches their proposal. As a general rule, proposals submitted to “Beethoven CLASSIC 4” cannot be transferred to OPUS LAP and vice versa.