CHIST-ERA – new call for proposals

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

The National Science Centre, in cooperation with the CHIST-ERA network, announces the call for international research projects in the area of: 1. Explainable Machine Learning-based Artificial Intelligence, 2. Novel Computational Approaches for Environmental Sustainability.


Funding proposals may be submitted by international consortia composed of at least 3 research teams from at least 3 countries participating in the call. The principal investigator of the Polish research team must hold at least a PhD degree.

Countries participating in the call: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Spain, Ireland, Israel, Canada (Québec), Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, Sweden (first subject), Turkey, Hungary, United Kingdom (first subject) and Italy.

Application process:

  • International level: the Polish research team prepares a joint proposal in English in cooperation with its foreign partner and submits it via the ESS electronic submission system available on the programme’s website: CHIST-ERA;
  • national level: the Polish research team prepares an NCN proposal covering the Polish part of the project and submits it to the NCN via the ZSUN/OSF electronic submission system.

Call schedule:

  • Submission deadline for joint short proposals: 14 February 2020, 5 p.m. CET
  • Invitation to submit joint full proposals: April 2020
  • Submission deadline for joint full proposals: June 2020
  • Submission deadline for NCN proposals in ZSUN/OSF: June 2020
  • Call results: October 2020

In the CHIST-ERA Call 2019 funds may be awarded to cover remuneration for the research team, remuneration and scholarships for students and PhD students, purchase or construction of research equipment and for other costs crucial to the research project.

The total funds allocated by the NCN for the tasks to be performed by Polish research teams in the call amount to EUR 500,000.