Researchers from UG were among the winners of the MINIATURA 5 competition organised by the National Centre for Science. Funding for individual scientific activities was granted to researchers from the Faculty of Biology, the International Centre for Research on Cancer Vaccines and the Faculty of Law and Administration of UG.
The MINIATURA competition aims to support scientific activities leading to the preparation of a future research project planned for submission to NCN competitions or other national and international competitions. In its fifth edition, one could obtain funding of PLN 5,000 to PLN 50,000 for activities lasting up to 12 months.
Researchers who obtained their PhD degree no earlier than January 1, 2009, did not and do not lead a research project financed from the funds of the National Science Centre and have at least one published work or at least one artistic or artistic-scientific achievement to their credit, could apply for the funds.
Another 108 researchers from scientific centres all over Poland will begin preliminary and pilot studies, queries, scientific internships and consultancy trips thanks to financing from NCN within MINIATURA 5 competition. The planned activities amount to nearly PLN 4 million.
Among the activities selected for funding are projects concerning the history and cultural heritage. There was also research on contemporary issues affecting human life and health. Funding in particular groups of sciences: humanities, social sciences and arts: 26 activities with a value of PLN 577,986, science and technology: 39 activities with a value of PLN 1,444,728 and life sciences: 43 activities worth PLN 1,970,685.
In the MINIATURA 5 competition, 108 projects of scientists from Polish universities and scientific institutions received co-financing. Employees of the UG submitted 35 applications, and 13 activities have already received funding. The new laureates include:
dr Natalia Wiśniewska from the Faculty of Biology, project entitled Visualisation of the floral secretory pathway of selected fly-pollinated species (funding for preliminary/pilot studies amounting to PLN 41 734),
dr Jakub Faktor from the International Centre for Research on Cancer Vaccines, a project entitled Dynamics of T lymphocyte cell membrane proteome changes during activation (funding for preliminary/pilot studies amounting to PLN 49 830)
dr Łukasz Cora from the Faculty of Law and Administration, project entitled Verification of evidence in Polish criminal proceedings (financing of a scientific internship for PLN 47 300).
More information on the website of the National Science Centre