Wed, 02/27/2013 - 16:12

The National Science Centre together with the Infect-ERA network is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity in the field of Infectious Diseases.

The call covers research addressing the following two topics:

  • The microbes’ environment and infection including metabolism of microbes, molecular mechanisms and strategies of their pathogenicity;
  • The host-microbe interaction, co-infection, microorganisms transmissibility and host susceptibility factors.

Proposals on the topics of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis are not within the scope of this call.

We invite proposals for innovative research that involve a minimum of 3 groups of researchers from countries participating in this call, i.e.

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Denmark
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. Hungary
  7. Israel
  8. Poland
  9. Portugal
  10. Romania
  11. Sweden

The research consortium may include a maximum of 6 research teams.


  • Within this call the NCN Council has allocated 500 000 EUR for Polish research projects.
  • The budget of an individual Polish subproject may not exceed 250 000 EUR.
  • The cost of an individual item of equipment may not exceed PLN 500.000.
  • Overhead costs may not exceed a maximum of 30% of eligible costs (excluding equipment).

How to submit a proposal

Applications must be submitted online via the website: with a deadline of:

  • 19th April, 17.00 (CET) – pre-proposal;
  • 2nd August, 17.00 (CET) – full proposal (applies only to research consortia that have qualified for step 2).

Polish researchers, whose projects have qualified for funding within Infect-ERA, will be asked to submit additional documents in accordance with NCN procedures.

Researchers may also subscribe to a special database, developed by Infect-ERA, in order to find potential partners with whom to collaborate:

Applicants are advised to read all documents related to the call for proposals available at:

For more information, please click here:



dr Marcin Liana,, tel. 12 341 9161

Anna Plater-Zyberk,, tel. 12 341 9016