MINIATURA is a scheme offering funding for activities that serve as part of larger basic research

 MINIATURA 6 – open between 1 February 2022 and 31 July 2022, 4 p.m.

MINIATURA 5 – closed on 30 September 2021

MINIATURA 4 – closed on 30 September 2020 

MINIATURA 3 – closed on 30 September 2019 (in Polish only)

MINIATURA 2 – closed on 31 December 2018 (in Polish only)


Applicants: researchers with a doctoral degree obtained within the last 12 years prior to the submission of the proposal, who have not been NCN-grantees and who are employed by the host institution applying for the grant

Project duration: 12 months, with a possibility of shortening the project if it has been completed earlier


  • From  PLN 5,000–50,000 (ca. EUR 1,200–12,000)
  • Within this scheme applicants may not seek funding for employment costs or scholarships, except for personnel costs of collective investigators who are not employees of the MINIATURA host institution.
  • Within this grant, researchers may not seek funding for research equipment.
  • Overheads may not exceed 10% of direct costs.

Evaluation criteria:

  • proposals from within NCN Panels, involving basic research,
  • research portfolio of the applicants,
  • justification of the planned activity,
  • justification of the planned costs.

Evaluation procedure: 1-stage merit-based evaluation by peer reviewers

Application: written in Polish

Call for proposals: on-going


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