The National Science Centre has announced the results of the GRIEG international call, co-funded by Norway. Two research teams from the Jagiellonian University along with their partners from Poland and Norway will receive almost 11 million zlotys for basic research.
According to the National Science Centre, over 305 proposals were submitted under the call for a total of over PLN 1.6 billion. Experts recommended 28 of them for funding: 12 in Physical Sciences and Engineering (ST), 8 in Life Sciences (NZ) and 8 in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (HS). Research teams will be awarded a total of PLN 156,015,144, of which 85% will be funded under the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014–2021 and 15% from domestic funds. GRIEG covers all academic disciplines defined in the NCN panels, with particular focus on polar research and social sciences. The ranking lists of projects recommended for funding include 6 projects in polar sciences and eight in social sciences.
The proposals were evaluated by international expert panels. Three expert panels were appointed for each research domain (HS, NZ, ST), with researchers from Poland and Norway not permitted to evaluate the proposals. Each research project was evaluated by three experts. The final list of the winning projects was approved by the 'Basic Research' Programme Committee and the funding decision was issued by the NCN Director.
The first of the awarded project, entitled Activism and Its Moral and Cultural Foundations: Alternative Citizenship and Women’s Roles in Kurdistan and the Diaspora, will be carried out by Dr hab. Joanna Bocheńska from the JU Faculty of Philosophy. The study will be conducted in collaboration with the University of Oslo, Kraków University of Economics, Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw and Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research. The second project will also be worked on by a researcher from the Faculty of Philosophy. Together with scientists from the University of Oslo, Dr Katarzyna Jaśko will investigate the motivational foundations of political engagement.
GRIEG is a call for research projects carried out jointly by research teams from Poland and Norway. Research teams must include at least one Polish partner acting as the partnership leader and at least one Norwegian partner. The principal investigator for a project carried out under the GRIEG call must be at least a PhD holder employed by a Polish research institution, whereas the leader of the Norwegian part of the research team must be a research organisation. Partnerships may include research organisations, enterprises and non-governmental organisations. Under the GRIEG call for proposals, projects must be carried out over either 24 or 36 months.