The first winner of the MOZART call revealed!

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

The first results are in for the MOZART international bilateral call for Polish-Austrian research projects, organised in cooperation with the Austrian Science Fund (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, FWF).

Ranking list

The first winner is Dr hab. Karol Nartowski from the Wroclaw Medical University. His project, entitled Cocrystal Polymorphism in Theory and Experiment, will receive a total of more than a million PLN in funding. The research is to be conducted in partnership with Priv.-Doz. Dr. Doris E. Braun from the University of Innsbruck. The cooperation of Polish and Austrian researchers within the framework of the project will help achieve a comprehensive understanding of cocrystal formation both in theory and through experimental synthesis, as well as determine the properties of the structures obtained. The results will be used do draw up controlled screening guidelines for cocrystals and their polymorphs.

The grant awarded under the scheme can go toward the costs of remuneration for the research team, including scholarships for under- and post-graduate students, purchase or manufacturing of research equipment and for other costs crucial to the research project. With a total budget of 5.5 million PLN, the call was targeted at Polish research teams working with Austrian partners. To qualify as a principal investigator in a MAESTRO project, applicants need to hold at least a PhD degree; the project must take 24 or 36 months. The merit-based evaluation of submitted proposals is based on guidelines adopted by the FWF. The terms and conditions of the call set by the FWF can be found in the documents of the “Stand-Alone Projects” programme and, in the case of clinical trials, in “Programme Clinical Research” (KLIF).

The MOZART call was held in accordance with the Lead Agency Procedure (“LAP”) and proposals were accepted on an ongoing basis until 21 February 2020. The results are announced within 12 months from the submission of the NCN proposal, which means that successive ranking lists will be gradually published here.