The NCN to grant nearly € 65 million to researchers

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The NCN has made available funding worth nearly € 65 million to researchers  with a doctorate and scientists with particularly long-standing experience, who wish to conduct research projects, establish research teams, or engage in international collaboration. On 14th June, the Centre announced its new calls: SONATA 13, SONATA BIS 7, MAESTRO 9 and HARMONIA 9.


Information about the call for proposals for Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

On behalf of the Research Council of Lithuania we would like to inform you about the call for proposals for Post-Doctoral Fellowships. The Research Council of Lithuania, the main RTD project funding body in the country, on April 14th, 2017, launched the first call for proposals for project funding under the measure No 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Strengthening the Skills and Capacities of Public Sector Researchers for Engaging in High Level R&D Activities,” activity “Promotion of Post-Doctoral Fellowships” of the Operational Programme for European Union fund investments in 2014–2020.


92 pre-proposals selected for the 2nd stage of the QuantERA Call 2017

Monday, 5 June 2017

QuantERA Consortium selected 92 pre-proposals, requesting funding of almost € 109 M, that are invited to prepare and submit a full application to the QuantERA Call 2017. The deadline for full proposals submission has been extended to July 11th, 2017. The Electronic Submission System will be open in mid-June. 


The results of the POLONEZ 3 call for proposals

Thursday, 18 May 2017

The National Science Centre is pleased to present list of projects qualified for funding in NCN POLONEZ 1 call for proposals.


Researchers scoop € 111 million thanks to the National Science Centre

Thursday, 18 May 2017

The National Science Centre has published the results of the twelfth edition of the OPUS, PRELUDIUM and SONATA programmes, and – for the third time – the list of awardees of the POLONEZ funding opportunity. Researchers conducting basic research under the four schemes have been granted nearly € 111 million.


Searching for the Majorana neutrino

Monday, 15 May 2017

Why is there more matter than antimatter in the universe? The reason might be hidden in the neutrino nature: one of the preferred theoretical models assumes, that these elementary particles were identical with their own anti-particles. This in turn would lead to an extremely rare nuclear decay process, the neutrinoless double-beta decay. The experiment GERDA now has reached a most important improvement in the search for double-beta decay by reducing the disturbances (background) to an unprecedented low level making it the first “background-free” experiment in the field.


Bears have smelly feet

Monday, 24 April 2017

A new study finds that bears communicate through their feet while walking. By twisting their feet into the ground, bears leave their scent. This scent is produced by foot glands and contains 26 specific compounds that inform other bears, for example about the sex of the animal. This ritual is repeated by other individuals, mostly males, which step exactly in the same places, leaving a trail of smelly holes in the ground. This reveals as an important way for animals with large home ranges to exchange information with their neighbours.


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