Season’s greetings from PolSCA team!

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As the year 2020 is coming to its end, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all our colleagues, collaborators, experts and institutional partners, for all the valuable cooperation and joint commitments in building a better future for European research & innovation.

Soon we will pause our work for a while, so to travel home, meet with our loved ones and celebrate one of the most beautiful time of the year. On this occasion, PolSCA team wishes you that this festive period will be a time of rest and joy spent with your families and friends, and that the upcoming New Year will bring you a lot of inspiration, satisfaction and success in your personal and professional life.


PASIFIC – a new fellowship programme for excellent researchers at the Polish Academy of Sciences!

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2 years of research in 69 excellent host institutes (to choose from) and in any discipline with up to 93,000 euro budget for research with? Why not? The Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) announces the PASIFIC Fellowship Programme funded within the MSCA COFUND scheme! The PASIFIC programme offers attractive 2-year postdoctoral fellowships to excellent researchers of any nationality, working in any scientific discipline. Each PASIFIC fellow will be granted a monthly allowance of approx. €2,500 net and, if applicable, an additional family allowance. In addition, PASIFIC fellows will be provided with a research budget of up to €93,000 per project.

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WiSER – the first summary of the event

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The topic of women in science and the European research area was discussed during the conference ‘WiSER – Women in Science and European Research‘, organized on 4th December 2020 by Polish Science Contact Agency of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Information Office of Wielkopolska Region in Brussels. The aim of the event was to focus on the issue of persistent gender inequalities in the European Research Area (ERA).

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Let’s discover the ‘green’ projects of the Polish Academy of Sciences!

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You prise others, while unappreciate your own! As you might know, the call for applications in the special H2020 Green Deal Call (GDC) is open until 26th January 2021, however, grants financed under European funds and thematically linked to the areas of GDC have been carried out at the Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) for several years. Therefore, the PolSCA Office is pleased to present 7 selected projects conducted in the Polish Academy of Sciences and related to the second, third, sixth and seventh area of the European Green Deal Call, i.e. clean, affordable, and secure energy, industry for a clean and circular economy, farm to fork as well as ecosystems and biodiversity. Below you can find short descriptions of projects along with their most important achievements, prepared in cooperation with the Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences. We also asked the persons responsible for the implementation of these grants about the potential of their Institutes to participate in the EU Green Deal Call, as well as about the social dimension of projects, i.e. the possibility of involving citizens or representatives of social sciences and humanities. We kindly invite you to take a closer look at these projects!

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European Research Area – new challenges and new opportunities

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We already know the European Commission’s Communication on the new European Research Area (ERA) in the field of research and innovation (R&I) announced on September 30, 2020. Recently on our website we described the history of the ERA and its main objectives, while below we present the content of the release, which describes the renewed European Research Area. So what will the new ERA be like? What are its strategic goals and expected results? How it is going to differ from the “previous” ERA, especially at a time of social, environmental and economic challenges escalated by the Covid-19 pandemic? Feel free to read!

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Green Deal Call – practical information

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The call for proposals in the special H2020 call of the European Green Deal has been launched! There are 20 new calls for proposals in 11 areas with a total budget of € 1 billion! The Green Deal Call (GDC) offers funding for research projects on the climate crisis and the preservation of unique ecosystems and biodiversity in Europe. The European Commission expects that the projects will lead to innovative solutions bringing concrete results for citizens. Below you will find the most important information, including a brief description of the call, as well as links to particular call topics. To support you in finding partners for project consortia we also provide you with the information on virtual brokerage events and examples of potential partners’ expression of interests.

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PAKT – a new bonus linked with Horizon Europe participation

At the end of September this year, The Ministry of Science and Higher Education has published on its websites the very first drafts of the so-called PAKT project, i.e. „Premia dla AKTywnych”(en. Bonus for active participants). Objective of the proposed model is to create an effective – as well as simple and transparent – bonus system recognizing the best scientists. This shall be achieved by adjusting the remuneration regulations implemented in research units. In the context of the Horizon Europe, the PAKT is to encourage national units and scientists to increase their activity in the upcoming framework program.

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Three Institutes of PAS are beneficiaries of last MSCA RISE call!

The development of a radar to explore the Martian surface, the use of functional dyes in 3D fluorescence imaging or the creation of innovative solutions in the search for “dark matter” are topics of the projects selected for funding under MSCA-RISE programme, in which the Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences will participate! Among 823 beneficiaries from 137 countries and 74 winning projects in the last call # H2020 MSCA-RISE there are three PAS Institutes: Space Research Centre, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre. We are pleased to present these projects below!

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The European Green Deal and Social Sciences and Humanities

The opening of the call for proposals in the special Horizon 2020 call dedicated to the European Green Deal is expected in the second half of September 2020. As it was written on PolSCA website – on the occasion of the announcement of the call in June (link) – its purpose is primarily to support fair and sustainable social transformation through research. In addition to technological development and demonstration projects the EU Green Deal call (GDC) is aimed at development of new ways to engage civil society and empowerment of citizens in the ‘green’ transition, and should therefore be of interest to social sciences and humanities researchers. In the light of this, we encourage you to read the short description of selected Green Deal Call topics and the expected results to be achieved by the projects financed under H2020. We also inform about events related to the GDC, including dedicated brokerage meetings organized by Net4Society or The Enterprise Europe Network, as well as about special sessions during EU Research and Innovation Days, which will take place online on 22-24 September 2020.

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Renewed team of the PolSCA Office!

We are pleased to announce that on 1st October 2020, Ms Joanna Komperda was entrusted with tasks as an expert of the PolSCA Office. Such strengthening the PolSCA Team is a positive result of the recruitment process completed in summer this year. Thanks to this, the PolSCA Office will be able to carry out its tasks more efficiently – especially towards the scientific community of the Polish Academy of Sciences – at the arrival of the new Horizon Europe framework program.

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