Poland: NCN

Programme Profile:

 National Science Centre, Poland (NCN)

Name of the programme/initiative:


programme website


Programme owner

National Science Centre, Poland

Program manager

National Science Centre, Poland

Contact person 1


Name: Weronika Bieniasz

Phone: +48 12 341  9156

e-mail: weronika.bieniasz@ncn.gov.pl

Contact person 2

Name: Anna Kotarba

Phone: +48 12 341 9031

e-mail: anna.kotarba@ncn.gov.pl

Type of research eligible for funding

Basic research

TRL: 1-4

Funding rates (approx.)


Major eligibility restrictions


  1. Who may act as Principal Investigator: Any researcher, with a doctoral degree, employed at a host institution in Poland.
  2. Eligible costs
    Please see: https://ncn.gov.pl/sites/default/files/pliki/uchwaly-rady/2017/uchwala31_2017-zal1.pdf?ncn  (p. 5-12).
    On the full proposal stage applicants will be obliged to complete the following budget table included in the OSF system: http://ncn.gov.pl/sites/default/files/pliki/UNISONO_budget_table.xlsx.  
  3. Overhead costs must not exceed a maximum of 40% of the total direct costs (excl. equipment) and may not be increased during the course of a research project.
  4. Administrative personnel costs and costs of organisation of conferences have to be covered from overheads.
  5. Applicants are obliged to adhere to the rules included in Annex to NCN Council’s Resolution on funding granted within calls for proposals for international research projects (UNISONO): https://ncn.gov.pl/sites/default/files/pliki/uchwaly-rady/2017/uchwala31_2017-zal1.pdf?ncn 

Geographical coverage (national/regional)


National/regional schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines

On the full proposal stage Polish applicants will have to submit a short application via OSF submission system.