The National Science Centre supports basic research by funding research projects carried out by individual researchers and research teams, both on the domestic and international level, as well as doctoral fellowships and post-doctoral internships. NCN announces calls for proposals four times a year. The NCN grantee must be employed at a Polish host institution. Additional conditions applicable to each call are set forth by the Council of the NCN.

See the short description of NCN funding schemes by clicking one of the links below:

OPUS: general grants

PRELUDIUM: pre-doctoral grants 

PRELUDIUM BIS funding scheme piktogram PRELUDIUM BIS: PhD students 

SONATINA: PhD holder grants

SONATA: PhD holder grants

SONATA BIS: PhD holder grants  – now open

MAESTRO: advanced grants – now open

TANGO: proof-of-concept type grants

POLONEZ BIS: fellowship programme (2021-2026)

MINIATURA: enabling award – now open

DIOSCURI: Centres of Scientific Excellence in Central and Eastern Europe


ETIUDA: doctoral scholarship

HARMONIA: international research projects

UWERTURA: fellowship in ERC-funded projects 

POLONEZ: fellowship programme (2015-2021)

GRIEG: Polish-Norwegian research projects, EEA and Norway Grants
IdeaLab:  ground-breaking, interdisciplinary research projects, EEA and Norway Grants

International calls