HARMONIA is a funding opportunity designed for scientists wanting to carry out research in the following forms:

  • in cooperation with foreign partners,
  • within the framework of international programmes or initiatives announced under bi- or multilateral cooperation,
  • utilising large-scale international research infrastructure.

Duration: 12, 24, 36 months

Evaluation criteria:

  • proposals from within NCN Panels, involving basic research,
  • scientific excellence and the innovative nature of the research project,
  • the research portfolio of the Principal Investigator and his or her international partner,
  • added value through international cooperation,
  • impact on the development of the research discipline,
  • justification of the planned costs.


  • up to PLN 500 000 for projects lating 12 months,
  • up to PLN 1 M for projects lasting 24 months,
  • up to PLN 1.5 M for projects lasting 36 months.
  • Applicants cannot seek funding for research equipment.
  • Host Institution receives overheads at a rate of 30%.

Tasks undertaken by international project partners must be financed by organisations funding research in the country of their residence or from other sources.

Application: written in both Polish and English

Calls for proposals: once a year

Detailed information on the HARMONIA funding scheme (Polish only).