The National Science Centre announced the result of the competition OPUS 24+LAP/Weave for research conducted in cooperation with scientists from Germany, Austria, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic. One of the awarded projects will be implemented by a team from the AGH University together with a Slovenian partner.
Dr Ireneusz Józef Bugański from the Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science at the AGH University will manage the project titled Magnetic interactions in quasiperiodic crystals. Its foreign partner will be the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics. For the purpose of the project, the National Science Centre has provided funding in the amount of PLN 908,656.
The OPUS competition is organised for scientists at various career stages. In this edition, researchers working in Polish units could apply for funding not only for domestic research projects, but also for international projects within the Lead Agency Procedure (LAP) path. With the LAP, it was possible to plan a project in cooperation with teams from Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, or Belgium, Flanders.
For the 21 selected OPUS LAP projects, the National Science Centre acted as the leading agency, i.e. carried out the full substantive evaluation procedure, and the partner agencies accepted the results. Tasks performed by Polish teams will be financed from the National Science Centre resources, whereas the costs sustained by foreign teams will be covered by the relevant agencies from Germany, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, and Austria.