Within the scope of its Enlargement Contribution, Switzerland supports a research partnership programme with Poland of CHF 19 million. On 16th December 2009, many of you already seized the opportunity to get to know more about this programme at an information event organized in Fribourg.
The corresponding Call for proposals was launched on 1st April. Interested Swiss research institutions have now and until 30th July 2010 the opportunity to submit project proposals in the following five thematic areas, together with Polish institutions:
- information and communications technology
- renewable energies
60% of the available funds will be allocated to projects between CHF 300’000 – 1 million, whereas 40% of funds will be used for projects between CHF 1 – 2 million. First projects are expected to be implemented starting in spring 2011.
All additional information concerning the open Call for proposals as well as the Call documentation is available on:
<file://www.swiss.opi.gov.pl> www.swiss.opi.org.pl <file://www.swiss.opi.org.pl>
At this occasion, we would like to draw your attention to possible synergies with the scholarship programme sciex-NMS (www.sciex.ch <file://www.sciex.ch> ), which was launched in Poland in autumn 2009 and which offers young scientists the opportunity to realize scientific exchanges of up to two years. The next Call for proposals for sciex-NMS in Poland is to be launched in early September 2010.