Sat, 09/15/2012 - 09:00

NCN is pleased to announce new editions of the PRELUDIUM, OPUS, SONATA and SONATA BIS funding schemes. The best researchers at any career stage can apply for grants in all academic disciplines covered by the NCN Panels. The NCN has allocated almost 290 million PLN (more than 70 million euros) for these funding schemes. The deadline for submitting proposals is scheduled for 15th December 2012.


Aimed at pre-doctoral researchers starting their career in research. This funding scheme seeks to inspire the scientists to develop innovative ideas and helps them gain research experience, thus becoming a prelude to their future career.


Intended for a wide range of applicants, irrespective of their research experience. The research proposal submitted under this funding scheme may include the purchase or construction of research equipment.


This funding opportunity strives to encourage the researchers to conduct innovative research utilising state-of-the-art equipment and/or develop original scientific or academic approach. It is targeted at emerging researchers who obtained a doctoral degree within the last 5 years.


Addressed to researchers with 2-12 years scientific experience since their PhD award. This funding scheme gives the scientists an incentive to establish a new research team and become independent research leaders.

Detailed information on the funding schemes (Polish only):