CS1 –Specific aim which aim is to increase the influence the university scientific research on the research world development, especially in the priority research areas with high development potential, in which university plans to intensify its research activities.
CS1.1 Radical Increase in the Internationalization of Research:
- Developing and implementing internal competition procedures that will adopt measurable internationalization as the key metric of all research activity.
- This clearly indicates a shift away from systemic support for local research which has no impact on global science and yields no publications in prestigious journals or with major publishers.
- Funding will be allocated based on transparent procedures driven by unambiguous research internationalization metrics (affiliation of the partner, prestige of the journal and publisher, potential of further international collaboration), prior output of the applicant, and internationalization of their research results (competition-based potential verification).
CS1.2 Strict Prioritization of Financial Support
- Developing and implementing internal competition procedures under which funding will be limited to the most promising researchers, research teams, and international research initiatives.
- Competition-based recipient selection will substantially increase the University’s and individual POBs’ chance of grant- and/or publication-related success (priority will be given to publications in top 1 and 10 journal percentiles).
- The success potential of individual researchers, teams, and international initiatives will be evaluated based on peer review of scientific achievements from the last five years, supplemented with detailed bibliometric data, and a peer review of secured grants (the evaluation will differ depending on researcher category and discipline).
CS1.3 More international Project Coordinators
- Developing and implementing internal competition procedures pertaining to providing consistent support (organizational and financial) to researchers from individual POBs coordinating international research projects financed from domestic and European funds. Strong support will be provided primarily to applications for prestigious national grants, from the National Science Centre and the Foundation for Polish Science, and international grants.
CS1.4 More High Impact Publications
- Develop and implement internal competition procedures pertaining to providing consistent support to efforts to publications in the most prestigious international journals at every stage of their preparation, including technical (data analysis and visualization) and linguistic support (proofreading).
CS1.5 Higher Share of Top Publications
- Developing and implementing internal competition procedures pertaining to increasing the share of publications in prestigious journals and with major publishers in the total output produced by AMU and individual POBs. At the same time, financial support for non-indexed publications and their role in the internal academic advancement and recruitment procedures will be reduced.
CS1.6 More Prestigious Research Awards
- Developing and implementing internal procedures promoting top researchers aspiring to prestigious research awards.
CS1.7 More European Research Council Grants
- Developing and implementing an internal system of content-related, organizational, and financial support for researchers, especially junior personnel, to help them apply for ERC grants. Candidates will be selected through internal competitions.
CS1.8 More Large Grants
- Developing and implementing internal procedures supporting the staff in applying for large national and international research grants, including Dioscuri, Marie Curie Chairs, International Research Agendas at the Foundation for Polish Science, Team FNP, Maestro NCN, etc. Research teams securing substantial research funds (>EUR 1M) within individual POBs will be particularly favoured.
CS1.9. Open Competitive New Faculty Recruitment
- Developing and implementing internal procedures for hiring new research and research-teaching staff.