The National Science Center (NCN) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. At that time, the agency awarded more than 23 thousand. The total grants are approximately 11 billion PLN. Jubilee celebrations will take place on September 9 and 10 in Krakow. The event will also be broadcast online.
The media sponsor of these celebrations is PAP – Science in Poland.
The Center has been working since March 4, 2011 to support scientific activities in the field of basic research, that is, those aimed at acquiring new knowledge about the foundations of phenomena and observable facts, without focusing on direct commercial application – it was indicated in a press release was sent.
The Agency regularly announces competitions for research projects, doctoral scholarships, and post-doctoral scholarships. For more than a decade, the National Science Center has announced 200 competitions, awarded 23 thousand. The scientists awarded nearly 11 billion Polish zlotys.
“From the beginning, the mission of the National Science Center has been to improve the quality and effectiveness of research thanks to a competitive grant-granting system and work to increase the importance of Polish science in the international arena (…). After 10 years of operation, the National Science Center has become a well-known and appreciated institution in society. Polish and foreign scientific. The grants provided by the National Science Center allowed thousands of researchers to implement ambitious projects and individual scientific activities, which led to important discoveries, important results and numerous successes at the national and global level.
The jubilee celebrations will begin on September 9 with a party at the Teatr im. Juliusz Słowacki in Krakow. It will be attended, among other things, by the Director of the National Science Center A. Zbigniew Błocki, Chairman of the NCN Prof. Jacek Kuźnicki, President of Science Europe and Secretary General of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), Dr. Mark Schilz, as well as President of the World Research Council and President of the German Research Foundation (DFG). Katya Baker.
The point of the event will be a lecture by the professor. Åsy Wikforss, a philosopher from Stockholm University, member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Academy of Sweden, Academy of Europe, and author, among others, of Alternative Facts about Knowledge and Its Enemies. The entire event will be completed with a concert by the Sinfonietta Cracovia Orchestra in the royal capital of Krakow led by Edmond Levon. The event will be moderated by Dr. Thomas Rojic.
On the second day of festivities, September 10, a conference will be held at the International Cultural Center in Krakow, in which participants will talk about science during the pandemic and the policy of open access – open access. The professor will lead the panel discussions. Małgorzata Kossowska from Jagiellonian University and Prof. Marta Miączyńska of the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology. A separate part of the event will be presentations by the winners of the NCN competitions, who will talk about the projects implemented and the opportunities offered by their grants.
All events will be broadcast online – on the NCN’s Facebook profile and YouTube channel. As announced by the Center, a special application will also be launched during the conference, which will enable commenting and asking questions in scheduled discussions. Details can be found here: https://ncn.gov.pl/10lat/.
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