Following up on their previous three rounds, the National Science Centre (NCN) and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) continue their cooperation by launching joint funding initiatives for Polish-German research projects, now covering all fields of science and the humanities.
Pre-announcement of the NCN-DFG Calls for Joint Polish-German Proposals
For joint projects in the humanities and social sciences the “Beethoven CLASSIC 4” call will be a continuation of the “Beethoven CLASSIC 3” call with a joint peer review and selection process. It is open to research in the Humanities and Social sciences.
For joint projects in life sciences, physical sciences and engineering Polish-German joint proposalsshould be submitted to the NCN OPUS scheme and will be administered in accordance with the principles of the Lead Agency Procedure (NCN OPUS LAP). The NCN will act as the lead agency, i.e. assessment of all applications will be made by the NCN according to its rules for the OPUS scheme.
The aims of the joint funding initiative calls are:
- to support research in the above-named disciplines carried out by Polish-German teams;
- to strengthen cooperation between Polish and German researchers in basic (knowledge-oriented) research.
Proposals for research projects in the above-listed disciplines must be written in English and submitted by joint Polish-German research teams. The duration of the projects must be either 24 or 36 months.
“Beethoven CLASSIC 4” an The NCN OPUS LAP scheme will be launched on 15 September 2020. The submission deadline for proposals under “Beethoven CLASSIC 4” and the NCN OPUS LAP scheme will be on 15 December 2020. Further information will be made available on 15 September 2020 on the websites of both agencies.