PAS institutes will have a higher statutory grant, assured the Minister of Science and Higher Education Barbara Kudrycka at a meeting of parliamentary science subcommittee. She noted that the PAS will be restructured.
Minister of Science and Higher Education Barbara Kudrycka presented Diamond Grants and Prime Minister’s Awards for outstanding scientific, scientific-technical, artistic activities, and for the best doctoral and postdoctoral dissertations.
DNA repair mechanisms are key processes not only for cognitive reasons, but also because in humans DNA disorders may lead to the formation of tumours. Dr. Marcin Nowotny, head of the Protein Structure Laboratory of the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, studies genetic material repair pathways in a project funded by a grant from the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant).
Poland has great scientific potential, but compared to our possibilities our scholars should receive many more EU grants. We receive five times less grants than the money we spend on science - calculated in an interview with PAP Prof. Tomasz Dietl from Institute of Physics PAS and the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, member of the Steering Committee of the European Research Council (ERC).