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56 researchers from all over Poland will have their research tasks funded within the framework of MINIATURA 6. Thanks to the NCN, they will be able to conduct preliminary and pilot studies or go overseas to complete a research fellowship, library research or a study visit.

The new ranking list of successful research proposals in the field of art, humanities and social sciences features projects that propose a multifaceted analysis of the function of the family. Dr Zofia Jakubów-Rosłan from the University of Warsaw will conduct library research at the State Library in Berlin to study the role of the family in contemporary Chinese literature. Dr hab. Kataszyna Kopecka-Piech from the Maria Skłodowska-Curie University in Lublin will investigate the challenges of a family digital detox in a task entitled Disconnect to reconnect. Rola aktywności fizycznej w rodzinnym detoksie cyfrowym [Disconnect to reconnect. The role of physical activity in a family digital detox]. The importance of technology and the web in the context of human relationships will also be the subject addressed by Dr Monika Franiak from the Silesian University of Katowice in a project entitled  Technologiczno-medialny pomost umacniający korzenie polskie wśród dzieci w rodzinach polsko-chorwackich zrzeszonych wokół placówek edukacji polonijnej w Zagrzebiu i Splicie – perspektywa pre- i postpandemiczna. [A bridge of technology and media to strengthen the Polish roots of children from Polish-Croatian families attending Polish diaspora education facilities in Zagreb and Split. A pre- and post-pandemic perspective.]

Among projects in life sciences, particularly interesting are those related to different types of stress. Dr Justyna Dorf from the Medical University in Białystok will conduct preliminary research on oxidative stress (Czy stres oksydacyjny może być czynnikiem warunkującym ciężki przebieg COVID-19? [Can oxidative stress contribute to severe COVID-19?]), while Dr Patryk Janus from the Maria Skłodowska-Curie National Institute of Oncology will study proteotoxic stress under a task entitled Poszukiwanie transkryptów fuzyjnych powstałych podczas stresu proteotoksycznego [Searching for fusion transcripts generated during proteotoxic stress].

To learn about all the subjects covered by this round’s successful proposals, consult the complete ranking list.

Funding awarded per panel:

  • Art, Humanities and Social Sciences – 331,894 PLN
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering – 866,396 PLN
  • Life Sciences – 834,723 PLN

The total budget of all tasks that made the cut for the second ranking list of MINIATURA 6 exceeds 2.03 million zlotys.

Ranking list (in Polish)

The objective of the MINIATURA call is to finance individual research activities conducted for the purposes of preparing a future research project to be submitted under an NCN call or other domestic and international calls for proposals. The sixth edition offered grants from 5,000 to 50,000 PLN, and the total budget of the call is 20 million.

These resources are assigned proportionally throughout the call period, and a proposal can only be awarded funding as long as its cost falls under the call budget slated for a given month. Because so many proposals are submitted during the last month before the deadline, we would like to encourage you not to postpone your submission until the last moment.

The preliminary research, pilot studies, library research, research fellowship, research or study trip funded under the call may take up to 12 months to complete. The call is open to researchers who earned their PhD no earlier than on 1 January 2010, have never conducted an NCN-funded research project and whose scientific achievements include at least one published paper or at least one artistic achievement or achievement in research in art. Winners of NCN-funded PhD scholarships or research fellowships are barred from applying, as are applicants, principal investigators or fellowship candidates in projects submitted or qualified for funding under other NCN calls.  As of the day of submission, applicants must be legally employed at the institution at which they are planning to carry out their task.

Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis until 4 pm on 31 July 2022.


On 23 June 2022, we dispatched positive and negative decisions for calls submitted under MINIATURA 6 in March 2022.

Justifications are available in the OSF system. Please check the status of your proposal in the system.

Please remember that the decisions are sent electronically to the ESP ePUAP address indicated in your proposal. If you have not received a decision, please make sure that the ESP address listed in the proposal is correct. If not, contact the person in charge of the proposal, as indicated in the ZSUN/OSF system.