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Research platforms in the Heritage PRA (first edition)

Date: 14.04.2021 - 30.06.2021
Organiser: Heritage PRA
Research platforms in the Heritage PRA (first edition)


  1. Waiving of the necessity to fill in the achievements of the members of the platform and / or the research group, apart from the applicant
  2. The achievements of other people who are part of the team (co-authors of the group / platform, both local and foreign) should be attached in a PDF file (people who have already entered the records leave them unchanged).

The criteria for assessing this common output of the entire planned team remain unchanged in both cases.


  1. Name of the call: Research platforms in the Heritage PRA (first edition)
  2. Name of the PRA: Heritage PRA
  3. Name of the action(s) under which the call is announced:

The Heritage PRA announces the call Research platforms in the Heritage PRA (first edition) funded under the action ‘R2R: research to research cooperation’ for interdisciplinary research platforms implementing projects related to the areas defined in the Heritage PRA Strategy (available at: in the ‘Strategy 2020-2025’ section) and for dissemination of their results.

Action ‘R2R: research to research cooperation’ is intended to support new research teams as a space for research cooperation that brings researchers together, students and doctoral students included – those working or studying at the Jagiellonian University as well as those from outside the JU.

  1. Name(s) of the research domain(s), name(s) of the discipline(s) addressed by the call:

Submitted in the call may be research projects in the humanities and social sciences.

  1. Prospective entrants:

Funding proposals may be submitted by academic teachers and university research-assistance staff of the JU. The initiative of launching an interdisciplinary research platform may be put forward by a team comprising at least five members employed at the Jagiellonian University. The team selects a person responsible for proposal submission and contacts with the Heritage PRA and the Committee at the stage of the call for funding proposals (the Applicant).

A research platform launch proposal should be innovative, envisage interdisciplinary collaboration and be carried out by a fixed international team of collaborators.

The research platform may use a proper name in concordance with the title of the implemented project.

  1. Terms of entry in the call:

A research platform is launched in order to form a research team conducting interdisciplinary and innovative research of international standing in collaboration with scholars from abroad.

The platform’s tasks include the implementation of a research programme by means of:

  • research seminars, i.e. regular seminar meetings attended by scholars with affiliation at research centres abroad, thematically related to the platform’s research problems. The seminar may be included in the curriculum of doctoral schools;
  • conferences or workshops thematically related to the platform’s research programme;
  • open lectures popularising the results of the research or other forms of popularising the results of the research and science;
  • research projects and grant proposals thematically related to the platform’s research programme; 
  • scientific publications;
  • outreach and community engagement action projects.


  1. Objectives defined in the strategic programme EI.JU and the Heritage PRA Strategy for the ‘R2R: research to research cooperation’ call

The research platform established under the ‘R2R: research to research cooperation’ programme should carry out the objectives of the EI.JU programme and the Heritage PRA Strategy:

  • construction and continuous improvement of scientific organisational framework, teaching and social impact of the university through the development of an ecosystem integrating the international scholarly community with the academic community of the Jagiellonian University;
  • development of enduring and effective cooperation with international and Polish partners aimed at carrying out common research projects;
  • upgrading the innovative and interdisciplinary profile of internationally relevant research and integrating the mission of the Jagiellonian University (research, education and outreach and community engagement);
  • consolidating research collaboration with renowned foreign research institutions through increasing participation of JU scholars in international research cooperation and in the development of partnerships with foreign entities;
  • improving research and soft skills of the JU’s academic staff by supporting the advancement of researchers employed at the Jagiellonian University in the their pursuit of scientific excellence;
  • pursuing the mission of the Jagiellonian University and Polish science by supporting research on Poland as a platform for the cooperation of interdisciplinary research networks connecting researchers investigating societies, cultures, law and religions of the East-Central Europe in connection with global processes;
  • increasing the impact of the Jagiellonian University on the advancement of science globally through supporting financially research activity aimed at increasing the number of papers published in prestigious journals and/or monographs by renowned international publishers and at increasing the success rate in applying for external funding, including international institutions;
  • increasing the social impact of the humanities and social sciences pursued at the Jagiellonian University: on the local, regional and global level.


  1. The call’s financial envelope is PLN 1,600,000 (including 800,000 in the action’s first year).
  2. The maximum amount of funding per mini-grant is PLN 100,000 per annum.
  3. Deadline and method of submitting applications: applications will be accepted until 30 June 2021 only online via the system (use your university email credentials to log in).
  4. Proposals shall be drawn up in English. In the case of projects submitted in the domain Interdisciplinary study of Poland in the local, regional and global perspective, where Polish is the language of communication, proposals may be drawn up in Polish.
  5. Date and manner of announcing the results: The call results (ranking list of the projects recommended for funding) will be announced on the website of the Heritage PRA on  31 October 2021.
  6. Timeframe for launching the research groups: 1 January 2021.
  7. Projects longer than 12 months will be subject to interim evaluation.
  8. The final report is made in the form of a technical and financial report on the implementation of the project, especially the achievement of the assumed result.


Dear Applicants,

In the part of the application in which you present the scientific achievements of the applicant and team members, please limit yourself to a maximum of five items in each category. The listed acquis should not be older than ten years.

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Terms and conditions
Specimen form - research platforms (UPDATE; in Polish)
Platforms and groups - FAQ (in Polish)