AGH UST Scientists Among the Beneficiaries of the GRIEG Competition for Polish-Norwegian Research Projects

The National Science Center has concluded the GRIEG competition, co-financed from Norwegian funds. Among the projects qualified for financing in the field of science, there are two led by scientists from the AGH University of Science and Technology and one in which AGH is a partner.

Projects qualified for financing, led by scientists from AGH:

  • Kinetics of Salt/Particulate Precipitation During CO2 Injection Into the Reservoir
    principal investigator: prof. dr hab. eng. Stanisław Nagy, Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas
    partner: University of Oslo
    co-financing grant amount: PLN 5,936,798 (EUR 1,393,647)
  • Towards Better Understanding of Factors Influencing the QoE by More Ecologically-Valid Evaluation Standards
    principal investigator: dr hab. eng. Lucjan Janowski, Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications
    partner: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Information Security and Communication Technology
    co-financing grant amount: PLN 4,253,150 (EUR 998,415)

Project qualified for financing, in which AGH is a partner:

  • Study of Charm Production in Heavy Ion Collisions
    principal investigator: dr hab. Seweryn Cezary Kowalski, University of Silesia in Katowice
    partners: University of Bergen; Western Norway University of Applied Sciences; Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science; J. Kochanowski University in Kielce; University of Wrocław, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy; Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Physics; University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics; National Center for Nuclear Research; Institute of Nuclear Physics H. Niewodniczański PAN; AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications; University of Oslo
    co-financing grant amount: PLN 6,212,680 (EUR 1,458,410)

In the competition, scientists submitted 305 applications for a total amount of over PLN 1.6 billion, of which experts sent 28 projects for funding: 12 in exact and technical sciences (ST) and 8 in life sciences (NZ) and humanities, Social and Art (HS). In total, all research teams will receive PLN 156,015,144, of which 85% is financed by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism for 2014–2021, and 15% is national co-financing. GRIEG covers all fields of science according to the NCN discipline panels, with particular emphasis on polar research and research in the field of social sciences.

The submitted applications were assessed by international panels of experts. Three panels were established for each group of sciences (HS, NZ, ST), and scientists from Poland and Norway could not evaluate the conclusions. Each project was assessed by three experts. The final list of winning projects was approved by the Fundamental Research Program Committee, and the funding decisions were made by the NCN director.

GRIEG is a competition for research projects carried out jointly by research teams from Poland and Norway. Teams must consist of at least one Polish partner acting as the partnership leader and at least one Norwegian partner. The manager of a project implemented in the GRIEG call may be a scientist holding at least a doctoral degree, employed in a Polish research institution, and the leader of the Norwegian part of the research team must be a research organization. The partnership may include research institutions, entrepreneurs and non-governmental organizations. Projects that will be implemented in the GRIEG call may last 24 or 36 months.

GRIEG is one of the three competitions financed under the 3rd edition of the EEA and Norway Grants for 2014–2021 under the “Research” program, in which the National Science Center acts as the operator responsible for basic research. The “Research” program, with an allocation of over EUR 129 million, is aimed at supporting Polish science and intensifying cooperation between science, business and society. 40% of the funds are earmarked for supporting basic research.