27 Polish researchers will soon be able to start their preliminary and pilot studies, library and archive searches, as well as fellowships and consultation visits with the support of NCN funding. We have published the first raking list for the sixth edition of the MINIATURA call for single research activities. Studies of current social and economic affairs are among research activities recommended for funding. Dr Sonia Dzierzyńska-Breś from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań will analyse the stories of children with incarcerated parents and Dr Joanna Smoluk-Sikorska from the University of Life Sciences in Poznań will focus analyse the price relations on the Polish organic food market. Wildlife topics related to forests and waters will also be addressed. Dr Wojciech Piaszczyk from the University of Agriculture in Krakow will study the role of tilia cordata in stabilising soil organic matter and affecting microbiological activity of forest soil and Dr Magdalena Maciuszek from the Jagiellonian University will research fish neutrophil polarisation. All subject-matters of research activities recommended for funding are available on the ranking list.
Funding under individual panels:
- Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: 178,724 PLN
- Physical Sciences and Engineering: 514,028 PLN
- Life Sciences: 344,804 PLN
The main objective of the MINIATURA call is to finance research activities conducted for the purposes of future research projects that will be submitted under NCN calls or other national or international calls. The sixth edition offer grants ranging between 5,000 PLN and 50,000 PLN, and the total budget is 20 million PLN.
The resources are being proportionally distributed throughout the entire call and proposals may be recommended for funding only as long as there are enough funds in the pool of resources slated for a given month. Since a lot of proposals are often submitted in the last month of the call, we urge you not to postpone your decision to participate in MINIATURA until the last moment.
Preliminary/pilot studies, library and archive searches, fellowships, research visits and/or consultations for a period of up to 12 months may be requested by researchers who earned their PhD no earlier than on 1 January 2009, have not acted as principal investigators in research projects funded by the National Science Centre and whose scientific achievements include at least one paper published or at least one artistic achievement or achievement in research in art. Researchers who will carry out a research activity must not have been winners of any calls for doctoral scholarships or fellowships funded by the NCN or applicants, principal investigators or fellowship candidates in proposals submitted to other NCN calls or recommended for funding under other NCN calls. They must also be employed by the host institution for a research activity on the day they submit their proposals.
The proposals are accepted on a rolling basis until 31 July 2022, 4 p.m.
On 18 May 2022, the NCN will dispatch the positive and the negative decisions for proposals submitted under MINIATURA 6 in February 2022.
The justifications are available in the OSF submission system where you can also check the status of your proposal.
The decisions are served on the applicants in electronic form to the ESP ePUAP address indicated in the proposal. If you have not received a decision, please make sure that the address listed in the proposal is correct. If it is not, contact the NCN officer in charge of the proposal named in the OSF submission system.