The University of Warsaw introduced new rules to support research activities of its scientific staff. The purpose of the new system is to enhance internationalisation of the university and encourage researchers to prepare ambitious, excellent, world-level projects.
Three types of activities will be financed, including for researchers who intend to apply for well-known international grants, e.g. awarded by Horizon 2020, especially by European Research Council. More detailed information (in Polish) is to be found at the UW website.
The University of Warsaw is not the first introducing such system. Since the last year the Jagiellonian University in Kraków has run similar system supporting applicants for ERC grants.