New Ideas in Priority Research Area I
Rules for the competition “New Ideas” in POB I implemented within the “Excellence Initiative – Research University” Programme
Is it possible to plan remuneration for interviewers and study participants in the competition? If so, in which cost estimate category should they be included?
What does the term “small equipment” mean?
In case of doubts as to how a given purchase will be qualified, please consult the persons responsible for the records of fixed assets in the unit where the project is to be implemented.
Are the salaries in the table with the remuneration amounts given as gross rates or gross/gross rates?
The programme’s website lists gross salary rates, but as I understand it, we should include gross rates in the project cost estimate. How should gross/gross rates be counted?
If the application is submitted jointly by a team from several organisational units at UW, will it be possible to divide the grant between those departments?
Can the remuneration of the members of the research team also take place on the basis of common-law contracts, or are they then treated as remuneration costs?
Is it possible to plan remuneration in the form of common-law contracts, e.g., for researchers who are not full-time employees at the University of Warsaw? What category does this cost then fall into?
Is it possible to reimburse part of the remuneration of an employee employed in the unit as part of the competition, i.e., not to pay supplementary remuneration, but only to reduce the burden on the organisational unit?
Will renting an office for the duration of the project (at a UW-owned facility) be considered an eligible cost?
Can doctoral candidates who are members of research teams receive remuneration for this?
What is the minimum in full-time employment?
What principles should be followed when estimating the actual remuneration for the project?
I plan to submit an application for a project that will require a one-year stay in a foreign centre. In this situation, will it be correct to plan allowances for the entire year? Is it also possible to plan expenses for traveling home (for example, during the holiday season)?
What rate should be applied to a person who provides administrative support in the project?
Do the costs of publishing research results include the costs of translation, proofreading, and open access?
Can the project manager’s publication attached to the application be a monograph sent as a .PDF extension?
Can the confirmation of acceptance of a work for publication, which should be added to the list of publications, be attached in the form of an e-mail with relevant information from the university e-mail address of the editor-in-chief?
Will submitting articles in scientific journals or monographs in a publishing house by the end of the project be considered an effective settlement of the project?
What should be included in point 5 in the description of the project in the application form (“Description of other activities necessary to achieve the project objectives”)?
All members of the research team should be included in the application form. How should future members of the research team be enrolled, who will be recruited during the implementation period of the project?
If the project implementation involves publication in an international scientific journal, should the application already indicate the specific journal to which the text will be submitted?
Should foreign researchers and experts who will cooperate in the implementation of the project complete the form 1a “Research team member”, attached to the application?
Can a doctoral candidate at UW who is also a full-time employee of another university be a member of the research team?
Can a doctoral candidate submit a project?
Can foreigners submit applications? And in connection to that, are the application forms and other documents available in English?
What is the definition of a postdoc?
What form of consent must be given by the head of the organisational unit referred to in Paragraph 11, point 3 of the Rules?
Can the application be signed using both traditional and electronic signatures?
Is it possible to introduce changes to the cost estimate during the project implementation, which are related to the need to modify the project (e.g., due to the situation surrounding the pandemic)?
Is it possible to apply for co-funding for the activities of scientific journals under the competition?
Can research team members be from outside the University of Warsaw?
Can salary costs constitute 100% of the project costs?
Can a researcher who is on a sabbatical leave apply to the competition?
Can a graphic or illustration be attached to the application form?
Are students or PhD students employed under a civil-law contract included in the number of team members? Should all such persons fill in Annex 1a?
If the team member is known by name, is currently employed at the UW on a contract of employment and will be paid a top-up salary as part of their NI project work, they will complete Appendix 1a and be included in the number of team members.
If it is planned to employ on a contract basis a person who is not currently a UW employee, an open recruitment should be carried out. Since at the moment of submitting the application the result of the recruitment process will not be known, such a person is included only in the description of the team structure (in point B.i. of the application). Annex 1a should not be filled in and such a person should not be included in the number of team members (in point B.ii. of the application).
If it is planned to establish cooperation on the basis of a civil-law agreement (such costs are then treated as purchase of services or goods from external entities), one should follow the procurement rules of the organisational unit where the project is implemented. In this case, such a person is not included in the description of the team structure (in point B.i. of the application), Annex 1a is not filled in and such a person is not included in the number of team members (in point B.ii. of the application).
If a student or a PhD student participates in the project as a member of the Team, it is an element of the educational process (student and PhD students cannot be paid as employees of the University). Then this person should be included in the description of the Team structure (in point B.i. of the application). If, additionally, this person is known by name, Annex 1a should be filled in and the number of Team members should be included (in point B.ii. of the application).
Can the project leader’s monograph publication submitted with the application be a .pdf file?
- dr hab. Magdalena Popowska, prof. ucz., Faculty of Biology – chairperson,
- dr hab. Zbigniew Rogulski, Faculty of Chemistry,
- dr hab. Łukasz Dziewit, Faculty of Biology,
- prof. dr hab. Joanna Kargul, Centre of New Technologies,
- dr hab. Paweł W. Majewski, Biological and Chemical Research Centre,
- dr hab. Sławomir Ilnicki, Faculty of Geology.