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.


M-ERA.NET call 2017 is now open

Thursday, 16 March 2017

We would like to invite researchers to submit proposals under M-ERA.NET call for proposals. The call targets research in the following topics:


Over € 67 million given to basic research by the NCN

Thursday, 16 March 2017

For the 13th time, the National Science Centre has announced a call for proposals under its OPUS and PRELUDIUM funding schemes. Researchers may apply for funding from a pool of ca € 67 million.


QuantERA Electronic Submission System is now open

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The Electronic Submission System (ESS) for the QuantERA Call 2017 is now open. Guidelines and further information can be found under the following link: QuantERA Electronic Submission System.


The results of the MAESTRO 8, HARMONIA 8 and SONATA BIS 6

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

The National Science Centre has announced the results of its MAESTRO 8, HARMONIA 8 and SONATA BIS 6 calls for proposals. The list of awardees includes 161 researchers from all across Poland; they will receive total funding of some € 54 million.


Information for JPI AMR applicants

Monday, 30 January 2017

We would like to inform all JPI AMR 2017 call applicants that Czech Republic has joined the call. Therefore, call documents, including pre-proposal application form, have been updated.


Polish researchers awarded in the Era-Net Smart Urban Futures call

Monday, 30 January 2017

We are pleased to announce that the 3S RECIPE project, involving researchers from Poland, has been awarded funding within the Era-Net Smart Urban Futures call for proposals. The Polish team, led by dr hab. Szymon Marcińczak from the University of Łódź, will cooperate with researchers from France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and the UK.


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