MAESTRO 11 AND SONATA BIS 9 competitions results.

National Science Center issued grants for basic research of advanced researchers and scientists wishing to create research teams within a framework of MAESTRO 11 and SONATA BIS 9 competitions.

MAESTRO 11 is a funding opportunity designed for advanced researchers aiming to conduct pioneering research, including interdisciplinary research, which is significant for the development of science and goes beyond the current state of knowledge. MAESTRO project manager must: have published publications in reputable Polish and/or foreign scientific journals, have experience in managing other researches financed through a competitive process and be involved in the research community, e.g. being  a member of a scientific committee at international conferences, or being a member of recognized associations or international scientific organizations.

SONATA BIS is a grant addressed to PhD holders (5-12 after PhD award). It is a funding opportunity addressed to researchers holding a doctoral degree, wanting to establish a new research team and become independent research leaders. The team cannot consist of researchers holding a habilitation degree or the title of professor.


The applicants for SONATA BIS 9 had to document from 1 to 10 research works published within the last 10 years and submit 1 to 3 major works selected among them. Projects conducted within the framework of SONATA BIS may have a duration of 36, 48 or 60 months. 74 out of 404 submitted projects have been selected and will receive funding worth PLN 166 million in total.


Among the SONATA BIS 9 funding winners are three University of Gdańsk employees:

  1. dr hab. Danuta  Gutowska-Owsiak  from the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG&MUG, project titled: Smart antigen provision for efficient induction of allergen tolerance, granted funds PLN 3.824.800,00
  2. dr hab. Karolina Kropielnicka from the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, project titled: Computational mathematics in quantum mechanics, granted funds PLN 1.575.000,00
  3. dr Sławomir Werbowy from the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, project titled: Fragmentation of ions of hydrocarbon compounds in collisions with gases present in the interstellar matter, granted funds PLN 1.105.000,00


Congratulations to the winners!


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