Solar-Driven Chemistry Call 2021

Friday, 30 July 2021

In cooperation with the Solar-Driven Chemistry network, the National Science Centre is launching a call for international research projects under the latest round of the Solar-Driven Chemistry Call 2021.

Solar-Driven Chemistry is a network of European research-funding agencies, established in 2018 on the initiative of the German Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), which announces regular international calls for research projects in the area of photochemical processes. The subject matter of the new call in particular concerns the photochemical transformation of small molecules (such as water, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen) into more valuable, storable chemicals by means of solar radiation.

The call is open to projects prepared by international consortia, made up of at least two teams from at least two countries involved in the call: Finland, France, Germany, Poland, Switzerland or Turkey.

The budget slated by the NCN for Polish teams under the call equals 500 thousand EUR. These can go toward research team salaries, salaries and scholarships for students and PhD candidates, purchasing or creating new research equipment, as well as other expenses necessary for project implementation.

The Solar-Driven Chemistry Call 2021 consists of two stages. As a first step, the teams must submit a joint pre-proposal, with a deadline of 29 October. The best teams will then be invited to join stage 2 and submit a full proposal before 2 May 2022.

In addition, the principal investigator (on the Polish side) is obliged to draft an domestic proposal for the Polish part of the project in the ZSUN/OSF system. The deadline for submitting domestic proposals in the ZSUN/OSF system: 9 May 2022.

Call results:

  • November 2022 – publication of the list of projects recommended for funding;
  • January 2023 – project start date.

Read the full call announcement