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Information für die Wissenschaft Nr. 27 | 5. Juni 2018
Pre-announcement of the Polish-German Calls “Beethoven CLASSIC 3” and „Beethoven LIFE 1”

3rd Polish-German “Beethoven” call coming up in September 2018

Following up on its two successful rounds the National Science Centre (NCN) and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) are extending the funding initiative to cover new disciplines.

The “Beethoven CLASSIC 3” call will be a continuation of the “Beethoven 2” call with a joint peer review and selection process. It is open to research in the humanities, social sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics and material sciences. This corresponds to the subject areas covered by

  • the DFG review boards/Fachkollegien
    • 101–113
    • 301–312
    • 406
    • proposals in the subject areas 317-02, 410-01 are accepted if they have a clear humanities and social sciences focus
  • and NCN panels
    • HS1–HS6
    • ST1.1–1.14, ST1.16–1.17
    • ST2.1–2.9, ST2.11–2.12, ST2.14–2.18
    • ST3.1–3.18
    • ST4.1–4.17
    • ST5.1–5.24
    • ST9.1–9.18

A new joint call titled “Beethoven LIFE 1” will be announced for research in the disciplines of life sciences. This corresponds to the subject areas covered by

  • the DFG review boards 201–207
  • and NCN panels NZ1–NZ9

In this call, DFG will act as the lead agency, i.e. assessment of all applications will be made by the DFG according to its rules for the individual research grants programme.

The aims of the “Beethoven CLASSIC 3” and “Beethoven LIFE 1” calls are:

  • to support research in the above-named disciplines carried out by Polish-German teams
  • to strengthen cooperation between Polish and German researchers in basic (knowledge-oriented) research

Proposals for research projects in the above-listed disciplines must be written in English and submitted by joint Polish-German research teams. The duration of the projects must be either 24 or 36 months.

The NCN and DFG will launch “Beethoven CLASSIC 3” and “Beethoven LIFE 1” on 14 September 2018.

The submission deadline for proposals under the two calls will be 17 December 2018. Further information will be made available on 14 September 2018 on the websites of both agencies.

Further Information

Beethoven CLASSIC 3:

Humanities and Social Sciences:

Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Material Science:

Beethoven LIFE 1:

General inquiries on cooperation with Poland:


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