The National Centre for Research and Development is one out of three executive agencies of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. It was established in the summer 2007 as an entity in charge of the performance of the tasks within the area of science, technology and innovation policies. When it was founded, it was the first entity of this type in Poland, created as the platform of an effective dialogue between the scientific and business communities.
NCBR is the main funding body in Poland in national programmes financed by the European Structural and Investement Funds. The agency combines the world of science and business creating conditions for R&D activities. NCBR co-finances research and development processes and supports domestic research organizations and companies. Through the implementation of its task it serves the social and economic development of Poland. Between 2008 and 2018 NCBR distributed 11,6 billion euro for the development and innovation of Polish enterprises and scientific units. The territorial outreach of NCBR embraces twelve bilateral agreements, for example with China, Singapore, Taiwan, Israel and EU Member States.
PL: Poland NCN - National Science Centre
The National Science Centre (Narodowe Centrum Nauki, NCN) is a Polish government executive agency set up in 2010 to fund basic research. The primary task of the Centre is to support research projects. The Centre fulfils its duties by catering for the needs of researchers at every stage of their research career and with different degrees of expertise. It finances basic research carried out in the form research projects, scholarships for PhD students and post-doc internships. To ensure the excellent quality of the research selected for funding, the Centre has adopted a two-stage, peer review-based procedure of proposal evaluation. One important task of the Centre is to foster international cooperation in research and disseminate information on calls for proposals among researchers. The NCN also supports and monitors the progress of research projects financed under its funding opportunities through review and examination of annual and final reports, as well as on-site visits to selected host institutions.