The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange has announced the new programme dedicated to researchers: NAWA Urgency Grants. The objective of the NAWA Urgency Grants programme is to support the international cooperation of research teams or the international mobility of researchers in response to sudden, important unforeseen social, civilisation and natural events with global or regional implications.

Programme description

Applications submitted under the Programme have to cover research activities, the implementation of which, due to the need for rapid response, is not possible by applying for other existing funding mechanisms. Receiving a grant shall be possible only when applying for standard sources of funding could lead to the loss of a unique opportunity to solve an important problem.

Participation in the Programme shall enable scientists to undertake interventional research in international cooperation and to develop solutions essential for responding to groundbreaking events.

Under the Programme pojects lasting from 3 to 12 months shall be financed. Financing a Project from the funds of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange may not exceed PLN 500,000.

The call for Proposals under the Programme shall be carried out on a continuous basis until 31 December 2020 (15:00 Poland, Warsaw time zone) or until the allocation referred to in the announcement of the call for proposals is exhausted, solely in electronic form in the Agency’s ICT system.

Important information:

One Applicant (UMCS) may submit no more than three applications for three different projects under a call for proposals.

That’s why application in the programme will be preceded by an internal selection of applications at UMCS.

Application can be submitted at International Cooperation Center, room 1207, Rectorate or by scan to the following address: cwm@umcs.pl.

The deadline for submitting the fiches is October 9, 2020, 15:15. The template is available below.

Source: https://nawa.gov.pl/


31.12.2020 15:00:00


  • until October 9, 2020: pre-eliminary at UMCS in order to choose 3 applications
  • December 31, 2020: project submission deadline
  • The applications will be assessed within 30 days from the date of submitting the application.

Announcing Institution / Financing Institution

Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange

Research discipline

All research disciplines

Amount of contribution

NAWA financing consists of max. 500 000 PLN

Types of eligible costs

The following activities may be funded under the programme:

  • costs of salaries of persons directly involved in the implementation of activities within the project;
  • costs of obtaining expert opinions, studies, commissioning research, analytical and statistical tasks;
  • travel and subsistence expenses incurred in connection with the project;
  • costs of purchase of other goods and services necessary to implement the project.

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The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange: 
Paweł Kurzyński
+ 48 22 390-35-64

International Cooperation Center:
tel. 81 537 54 58/54 98
e-mail: cwm@umcs.pl