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1 6/13th September 2012 POLISH-NORWEGIAN RESEARCH PROGRAMME Programme Description

2 6/13th September 2012 Structure of the presentation I.Introduction II.Objectives and modalities of the Programme III.Types of entities eligible for funding IV.Project Promoter and Principal Investigator V.Thematic areas of the core modality VI.The Small Grant Scheme VII.Budget VIII.Time schedule IX.The role of the Programme Committee Call document: Polish-Norwegian Research Programme – Programme Description

3 6/13th September 2012 I. Introduction Some history… Polish-Norwegian Research Fund The Polish-Norwegian Research Fund was the block grant established within the allocation of the Priority No. 6 Academic Research of the EEA/Norwegian Financial Mechanisms. Time framework: 2007 – 2012 (Projects: 2008 – 2011) Total budget of the Fund: EUR Norwegian Financial Mechanism: EUR State Budget: EUR

4 6/13th September 2012 I. Introduction Some history… Polish-Norwegian Research Fund Granted projects 43 proposals granted for the total amount of EUR Research projects 22 granted projects: 13 in the area of health 9 in the area of enviroment 47 institutions: 28 from Poland 19 from Norway Workshops & Seminars 21 projects granted 30 institutions: 19 from Poland 11 from Norway

5 6/13th September 2012 I. Introduction And now… Polish-Norwegian Research Programme Time framework: 2012 – 2017 (Projects: 2013 – 2016) On the basis of the Regulation on the implementation of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism for the period and the Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism for the period , under the Priority 'Research and Scholarship was established the Polish-Norwegian Research Programme. The National Centre for Research and Development, as the Programme Operator, is responsible for preparation and implementation of the Programme in accordance with the rules of good financial management, efficiency and effectiveness. The Research Council of Norway is a Donor Programme Partner for the Programme, representing Norway.

6 6/13th September 2012 II. Objectives and modalities of the Programme OBJECTIVES enhanced research cooperation between Poland and Norway which should lead to knowledge development and application of research results contribution to reduction of social and economic disparities in the European Economic Area and strengthening bilateral relations BUDGET total budget EUR EUR : for research projects for the Small Grant Scheme MODALITIES of the Programme 1.The Core (5 thematic areas - applied research and basic research projects) 2.The Small Grant Scheme (research projects carried out by female researchers in technical sciences aiming at career advancement (acquiring doctoral/ post-doctoral degree, earning professor title)

7 6/13th September 2012 III. Types of entities eligible for funding Research organisations as defined in the Community Framework for State Aid for Research and Development and Innovation (2006/C 323/01): research organisation means an entity, such as university or research institute, irrespective of its legal status (organised under public or private law) or way of financing, whose primary goal is to conduct fundamental research, industrial research or experimental development and to disseminate their results by way of teaching, publication or technology transfer; all profits are reinvested in these activities, the dissemination of their results or teaching; undertakings that can exert influence upon such an entity, in the quality of, for example, shareholders or members, shall enjoy no preferential access to the research capacities of such an entity or to the research results generated by it.

8 6/13th September 2012 IV. Project Promoter and Principal Investigator Projects have to be submitted by consortia comprising at least one Polish and one Norwegian entity. Project Promoter (PP) – an entity formally responsible for submitting the proposal under the Polish-Norwegian Research Programme; PP may only be a Polish entity eligible according to the call. The role of PP is not to lead, but to be formally responsible and to give administrative support. Principal Investigator (PI) – a researcher having a scientific lead of a project submitted under the Polish-Norwegian Research Programme; PI may only be from a Polish entities.

9 6/13th September 2012 V. Thematic areas of the core modality THE CORE 1. Environment rational use of natural resources recycling technologies technologies of new and renewable energy sources technologies that impact limiting of greenhouse gases and aerosols technologies of carbon capture and storage (CCS) 2. Climate change including polar research monitoring of climate changes impact of climate changes on ecosystem and biodiversity assessment of the risk of climate changes in the context of agriculture, food production, water management polar research

10 6/13th September 2012 V. Thematic areas of the core modality 3. Health lifestyle diseases drugs with defined molecular structures nanopharmacology analytical epidemiology epigenetics of lifestyle diseases naurodegenerating mental diseases and addictions modern diagnostics modern pharmacology and regenerative medicine

11 6/13th September 2012 V. Thematic areas of the core modality 4. Social sciences and bilateral relations, including the issues of migration, social cohesion, the role of minorities and the social dimension of sustainable development synergic use of resources new sources of progress and competitive advantage demographic changes research on improvement of effectiveness of public institutions migration

12 6/13th September 2012 V. Thematic areas of the core modality 5. Gender equality and work-life balance recruitment, evaluation, promotion and retention policies in public and private organisations, including universities organisational approaches to increase participation and career advancement in fields where one gender is under-represented examination and comparison of institutional best practices in gender equality; research structures and activities on gender issues in cities and rural areas, including but not limited to poverty, womens participation in decision-making and public life, equal economic independence for women and men comparison of institutional policies supporting dual career couples institutional issues relating to the creation of a work/life responsive working environment cultural and organisational structures promoting work/life balance, including returning schemes after career breaks

13 6/13th September 2012 VI. The Small Grant Scheme The scheme provides support for research projects implemented by women in the least feminized area of technical sciences. The aim is to strengthen the competence of female researchers by allowing them to significant progress in their careers. The output gained through the projects should contribute to the completion of doctoral or post-doctoral studies or being granted a professor title. One of the challenges as far as the Polish scientific community is concerned is to increase the share of women, both in terms of the number of the employed in the field of R&D, and in terms of their role in the least feminized areas of technical sciences by taking advantage of their potential and supporting their scientific career development and promotion. Workshops for potential beneficiaries are planned in November 2012.

14 VII. Budget T

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16 6/13th September 2012 VIII. Time schedule The Core Call

17 6/13th September 2012 VIII. Time schedule The Small Grant Scheme Call

18 6/13th September 2012 IX. The role of the Programme Committee The Programme Operator established the Programme Committee, consisting of five members, representing Norway and Poland – members of the research community and main research users. The tasks of the Programme Committee include: approving the selection criteria and the texts of the calls for proposals, recommending to the NCBR which proposals to select for funding and final awarding of grants, reviewing progress made towards achieving the objectives of the programme, monitoring of the implementation of the programme by the NCBR, reviewing annual programme reports, proposing revisions of the programme likely to facilitate the achievement of the programmes objectives adopting a Guide for Applicants and guidelines for evaluators.

19 All call information, documents and guidelines will be available from 17 September on this webpage.

20 6/13th September 2012 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION Krystyna Maciejko Senior expert National Centre for Research and Development phone:


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