The Academy of Young Scholars appeal to reduce the European Union budget for research

The Academy of Young Scholars appeals to the Prime Minister and Members of the European Parliament to strongly defend research funding in the European Union budget and to take steps to increase it. At the same time, we encourage all those who understand the importance of research for the development of Poland and Europe and to maintain their position in the world to join our appeal.

Support for our appeal can be expressed (individually or on behalf of the institution): using the form.

Institutions and people who have so far supported our appeal: updated list

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Warsaw, September 9, 2020

 

 

 

 

The appeal of the Academy of Young Scholars

on the reduction of the European Union budget

for research

 

As representatives of the scientific community, we were very concerned about the decisions of the extraordinary summit of the European Council on 17-20 July 2020 in the part concerning the research budget in the period 2021-20271. The European Union is facing increasingly difficult civilization challenges, including those related to the ongoing fight against the COVID ‑ 19 pandemic, and science plays a fundamental role in overcoming them, both in the short and long term. A wise reconstruction of Europe, which is the goal set by the EU leaders, is not possible without increasing investment in science. Taking this into account, we consider a significant reduction in the funding of the Horizon Europe program to be incomprehensible and short-sighted.

We appeal to the Prime Minister, Members of the European Parliament, especially those from the academic world, to resolutely defend research funding in the European Union budget and to take steps to increase it.

Adoption of the budget as agreed at the European Council it will slow down scientific progress and reduce the competitiveness of European science, which will consequently lead to its significant weakening. In a dynamically changing world, stagnation leads to marginalization, which is understood by global economic powers, including the United States and China, which invest significant resources in the development of science. We believe that reducing research funding in Europe will have many negative effects even in the near term.

  1. Limiting the financing of tasks carried out under the first pillar of the Horizon Europe program Excellent Science (including the research programs of the European Research Council and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions) will primarily hit basic research, which is the foundation for the application of science in practice. We cannot develop a vaccine or effective therapies if we do not know the mechanisms of human immunity and the structure of viruses. The reduction in funding will significantly slow down the development of all scientific fields, without exception, including social sciences, humanities and economics, whose representatives are beneficiaries of ERC programs, and which help us understand the world around us and identify the challenges ahead.

  2. The reduction of expenditure on scholarships for researchers and young scientists, e.g. under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie program, will primarily affect researchers from countries such as Poland. Thanks to the experience gained during internships in the best foreign research centers, our scientists successfully transplant the best practices into their native soil, build modern laboratories and compete on an equal footing with researchers from around the world.

  3. The proposed draft budget could significantly limit the collaboration of researchers at European and international level. Built thanks to European Union funds, incl. As part of the Erasmus + program, active collaboration of scientists has largely determined the success of the first attempts to fight COVID-19. If Europe is to meet the medical, environmental and demographic challenges facing it in the future, it is essential to intensify cooperation between European scientists. It is therefore necessary to be more open to new initiatives under Pillar II and III, which include projects implemented in international cooperation.

As Polish and European scientists, we fully support the position of the world of science against reducing the budget for research, expressed, inter alia, in by the European Research Council (ERC)2, The European Federation of the Academies of Sciences and Humanities ALLEA3, Marie Curie Alumni Association4, national Young Academies5 and the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland6. At the same time, we encourage all those who understand the importance of research for the development of Poland and Europe and to maintain their position in the world to join our appeal. L.The list of support for the appeal can be found on the AMU website7.

The development of Polish and European science depends on your firm reaction and initiative.

 

Chairman

Academy of Young Scientists

/-/ KAROL PALKA


5 The common position initiated by AMU is currently under preparation (https://globalyoungacademy.net/young-academies-on-horizon-europe/).

7 http://amu.pan.pl/index.php?id=175 (updated on a regular basis).

(as of September 24, in the order of receiving applications)

  •  directors of scientific units
  1. prof. dr hab. Jarosław Stolarski, Director of the Institute of Paleobiology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  2. dr hab. Przemysław Gorzelak, Deputy Director for Research at the Institute of Paleobiology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  3. prof. dr hab. Agnieszka Dobrzyn, Director of the Nencki Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  4. prof. dr hab. Anna Zielińska, Director of the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  5. dr hab. Eng. Krzysztof Galos, Director of the Institute of Mineral and Energy Economy of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  6. dr Tomasz Amendment, Director of the PolSCA PAN Office in Brussels
  7. dr hab. prof. IBD PAN Krzysztof Nieznański, Deputy Director for Research at the Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  8. prof. dr hab. n. med. Stanisław Czuczwar, Vice-President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Head of the Chair and Department of Pathophysiology, Medical University of Lublin
  9. dr hab. Eng. Marcin Magdziarz, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics of the Wrocław University of Technology
  10. prof. dr hab. Tomasz Schramm, Chairman of the Historical Research Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  11. prof. dr hab. Ryszard Grzesik, Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Head of the Department of History of the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  12. prof. dr hab. Łukasz Stettner, Director of the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences 
  13. prof. dr hab. Wojciech Penczek, Director of the Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  14. dr hab. Maciej Eder, Director of the Institute of Polish Language of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  15. dr hab. prof. VMU, Arkadiusz Radwan, Director of the Scientific Station of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Vienna
  16. dr hab. Elżbieta Wilk-Woźniak, Director of the Institute of Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  17. prof. dr hab. Jacek Błażewicz, Director of the Institute of Computer Science at the Poznań University of Technology
  18. prof. dr hab. Lucyna Śliwa, Director of the Institute of Botany W. Szafer PAN
  • managers of organizational units of research units
  1. dr hab. Prof. IF PAN Katarzyna Starowicz-Bubak, Head of the Department of Neurochemistry at the Institute of Pharmacology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  2. dr hab. Eng. Anna Szerling, Head of the Department of Micro and Nanotechnology of Wide Bandwidth Semiconductors (Łukasiewicz Research Network - Institute of Electron Technology)
  3. dr hab. Rafał Wójcik, Head of the Special Collections Department of the University Library (Adam Mickiewicz University)
  4. prof. dr hab. Andrzej Nowak, Head of the Laboratory of the History of Eastern Europe and Studies on 19th and 20th Century Empires (Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences) / Head of the Department of History of Eastern Europe (Jagiellonian University)
  5. dr Maria Czeppe, Head of the Old Polish Laboratory of the Polish Biographical Dictionary, Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  6. prof. dr hab. Jacek Jemielity, Head of the research group at the Center of New Technologies at the University of Warsaw
  7. dr hab. Krzysztof Skowronek, Head of the laboratory at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
  8. prof. dr hab. Andrzej Rachuba, Head of the Department of Source Research and Editing, Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  9. prof. dr hab. Leszek Roszkowski, Head of the Department, International Research Agenda Astrocent, Centrum Astronomiczne im. M. Kopernika PAN
  10. dr hab. prof. IS PAN Paweł Gancarczyk, Head of the Department of Musicology at the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  11. dr Piotr Brągoszewski, Head of the Laboratory of Protein Homeostasis, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  12. dr Marcin Kuźniak, Group manager at AstroCeNT, Centrum Astronomiczne im. Nicolaus Copernicus PAS
  13. prof. dr hab. Romuald Lenczewski, Head of the Department of Mathematics at the Wrocław University of Technology
  14. prof. dr hab. Michał Kokowski, Head of the Research Laboratory of the Institute of the History of Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  15. dr Magdalena Moskal-del Hoyo, PO Head of the Palaeobotany Department of the Institute of Botany W. Szafer PAN
  16. prof. dr hab. Maria Jolanta Rędowicz, Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Basis of Cell Movements, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  17. prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Bogdan, Chairman of the Mathematics Scientific Discipline Council of the Wrocław University of Technology
  18. prof. dr hab. Sławomir Pikuła, Head of the Lipid Biochemistry Laboratory, Institute of Experimental Biology Nencki PAN
  19. prof. dr hab. Eng. Marta Szachniuk, Head of the Department of Structural Bioinformatics, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

 

researchers and private individuals

  1. dr Andrzej Wolniewicz, Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences
  2. dr hab. Lech Mankiewicz Center for Theoretical Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  3. Dorota Kołbuk, MA, Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences
  4. dr Natalia Malek-Chudzik, Wroclaw University of Technology
  5. dr hab. Andrzej Marzec, the Institute of History of the Jagiellonian University
  6. MSc. Karolina Golianek, Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
  7. MSc. Joanna Olas, Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  8. prof. dr hab. Piotr Warszyński, Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
  9. Katarzyna Markiewicz, M.Sc., Silesian University of Technology
  10. dr inż. Tomasz Jastrząb, Silesian University of Technology
  11. dr inż. Tomasz Moroń, Silesian University of Technology
  12. prof. dr hab. Edward Nęcka Jagiellonian University
  13. dr hab. Eng. prof. PŁ Marta Gmurek, Lodz University of Technology
  14. prof. dr hab. Ryszard Białecki, Silesian University of Technology
  15. dr Marcin Strojecki Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  16. dr hab. Maciej Borodzik University of Warsaw
  17. Anna Kulesza, M.Sc. University of Warsaw
  18. Marta Zielinska, MA
  19. dr hab. prof. UW emeritus, Stefan Ciara
  20. dr hab. Eng. Paweł Kasprowski, Silesian University of Technology
  21. MSc. Michał Szerling
  22. prof. Tomasz Borowski, Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
  23. dr inż. Piotr Czekalski, Silesian University of Technology
  24. dr hab. Barbara Klich-Kluczewska, Jagiellonian University
  25. Klaudia Szklarczyk, MD, PhD, Jagiellonian University
  26. dr Monika Wasilewska, Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
  27. dr Monika Jusupovic, Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  28. dr Dorota Wilgocka-Ślęzak, Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  29. dr hab. prof. IP PAN Tomasz Sulej, Institute of Paleobiology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  30. dr Dominika Grzesik, University of Wrocław
  31. prof. dr hab. Ewa Brocławik, Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
  32. dr Paweł Gołdyn, Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  33. dr inż. Bartłomiej Tywoniuk, Institut für Physik, Universität der Bundeswehr, München
  34. dr hab. Agnieszka Biedrzycka, Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  35. prof. dr hab. Małgorzata Filip, Institute of Pharmacology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  36. dr hab. Adam Hamed, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  37. dr hab. prof. IBL PAN Ewa Głębicka, Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  38. dr hab. Łukasz Przybyłowicz, Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  39. dr Magdalena Wołczyk, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  40. dr Marta Brewińska-Olchowik, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  41. MSc. Alicja Olszewska, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  42. dr Małgorzata Śliwińska, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  43. MSc. Natalia Nowak, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  44. dr hab. Dorota Dymkowska, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  45. dr Grażyna Pawlak, Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  46. dr hab. Ewa Kublik, Institute of Experimental Biology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  47. prof. dr hab. Wanda Maria Weiner, Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  48. Justyna Sobich, M.Sc., Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  49. prof. dr hab. Eng. Jacek Szuber, Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice
  50. MSc. Anna Bombińska, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  51. Paloma Álvarez-Suárez, MSc, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  52. dr Maciej Czerkies, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences
  53. dr Dorota Gierej-Czerkies, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  54. prof. dr hab. Anna Filipek, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki
  55. dr Piotr Achinger, Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  56. Izabela Hawro, MA, Polish Academy of Sciences
  57. dr Zbigniew Korwek, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences
  58. dr Adam Danilczyk, Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  59. Anna Bryksa, M.Sc., Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  60. dr Piotr Maj, University of Oxford
  61. MSc. Marek Gierej, Handerek Technologies Sp. Z oo
  62. dr Michał Bola, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  63. prof. dr hab. Stefan Dziembowski, University of Warsaw
  64. dr Anna Lenkiewicz, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  65. Mrs. Angelina Wanowska
  66. Kacper Kondrakiewicz, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  67. Kinga Rajchel, MA, SWPS
  68. Jacek Harlejczyk, MA, University of Aberdeen
  69. prof. dr hab. Beata Możejko, Institute of History of the University of Gdańsk
  70. Mrs. Aleksandra Kochańska
  71. dr hab. prof. UMK emeritus Stefan Grzybowski, Nicolaus Copernicus University
  72. prof. dr. Jean-Pierre Lasota-Hirszowicz, Astronomical Center M. Kopernika PAN
  73. dr inż. Marta Fiedot-Toboła, Łukasiewicz Research Network - PORT
  74. MSc. Piotr Kunicki, Wrocław University of Technology
  75. prof. dr hab. Andrzej Zdziarski, Astronomical Center for them. M. Kopernika PAN
  76. prof. dr hab. Joanna Mikołajewska, Astronomical Center for them. M. Kopernika PAN
  77. prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Turlejski, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University
  78. dr Karol Żojdź, Institute of Archeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  79. dr hab. prof. UMK Juliusz Raczkowski, Nicolaus Copernicus University
  80. Sajad Shahbazi, post-doc fellow, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  81. prof. dr hab. Michał Różyczka, Astronomical Center for them. Nicolaus Copernicus PAS
  82. Arkadiusz Siwko, MA
  83. dr Dawid Frąckowiak, AMU Advanced Technology Center
  84. Tomasz Walczak, M.Sc., Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  85. mgr farm. Martyna Pękała, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  86. Bartłomiej Kwiatkowski
  87. dr hab. Ewelina Szpak, Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  88. dr Mateusz Janeta, University of Wrocław
  89. Ewa Bączyńska, M.Sc., Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  90. dr Anna Barcz, Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  91. dr hab. prof. IH PAN Adrian Jusupović, Institute of History T. Manteuffla PAN
  92. Danuta Rudzka Gierej, MA
  93. dr hab. prof. IH PAN Joanna Nalewajko-Kulikov, Institute of History Tadeusz Manteuffel PAN
  94. Dr. Kinga Szydłowska, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  95. dr hab. Konrad Bobiatyński, Faculty of History, University of Warsaw
  96. Dawid Mik, Impuls Rozwoju Foundation
  97. dr Anna Horeczy, Institute of History Tadeusz Manteuffel PAN
  98. Dr. Sylwia Bykowska, Institute of History Tadeusz Manteuffel of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  99. dr Alicja Puścian, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  100. dr hab. Grzegorz Marzec, Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  101. Dr. Chinchu Jayaprakash, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  102. dr Piotr Chrościcki, Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  103. Dr. Mateusz Denys, AstroCeNT, Astronomical Center Nicolaus Copernicus PAS
  104. prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Bogdan, Wrocław University of Science and Technology
  105. Michał Niziołek, M.Sc., Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  106. prof. Dr. Gerald Handler, Astronomical Center Nicolaus Copernicus PAS
  107. Agata Błażewicz, M.Sc., Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  108. Agnieszka Grabowska, M.Sc., Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  109. Maria Kulesza, M.Sc., Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  110. Anna Banaszkiewicz, M.Sc., Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  111. Eng. Oskar Sadowski, Łukasiewicz Research Network - Institute of Electron Technology
  112. Aleksandra Głowacka, M.Sc., Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  113. Lilianna Weremiejczyk, M.Sc., Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN
  114. dr hab. prof. IBL PAN Andrzej Karcz, Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  115. dr Magdalena Kotowska, Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy Ludwik Hirszfeld PAS
  116. MSc. Krzysztof Grąbczewski, Łukasiewicz Research Network - Institute of Electron Technology
  117. dr hab. Krzysztof Wrocławskki, professor retired at the University of Warsaw
  118. Małgorzata Klimorowska, MSc, University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań
  119. prof. dr hab. Ewa Krzemińska, Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  120. dr hab. Adam Flakus, Institute of Botany W. Szafer PAN
  121. prof. dr hab. Andrzej Chlebicki, Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences
  122. dr hab. Anna Ronikier prof. IB PAN, Institute of Botany W. Szafer PAN
  123. dr hab. Maria Barbacka, Institute of Botany W. Szafer PAN
  124. dr Wojciech Paul, Institute of Botany W. Szafer PAN
  125. dr hab. prof. IP PAN Andrzej Kaim, Polish Academy of Sciences
  126. bow. vet. Maciej Ligus, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences
  127. prof. dr hab. Jarosław Wiśniewski, Faculty of MIM UW
  128. dr Krzysztof Fokt, Jagiellonian University
  129. prof. dr hab. Paweł Strzelecki, University of Warsaw
  130. Dr. Łukasz Chimiak
  131. Marcello Giusto, M.Sc., University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań
  132. dr hab. prof. UMK Sławomir Wacewicz, Nicolaus Copernicus University
  133. dr Aleksandra Wieczorek, Institute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences
  134. dr Daria Ławrynow, Institute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences
  135. Wojciech Stelmach, MA, University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań
  136. dr Agnieszka Cierpich-Kozieł, Ignatianum Academy in Krakow
  137. prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Kowalczyk-Heyman, retired employee of the Institute of Archeology
  138. dr inż. Rohan Soman, Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences
  139. Martyna Szczepaniak, MA, Jagiellonian University
  140. dr hab. Eng. Anna Wolska, Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  141. dr hab. prof. UMCS Adam Głaz, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
  142. dr Marta Maleszewska, Institute of Experimental Biology Nencki PAN
  143. dr Marcin Dyderski, Institute of Dendrology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  144. Han Pro, Jagiellonian University
  145. dr Piotr Markuszewski, Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  146. prof. dr hab. Maciej Grochowski, Institute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences
  147. prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Mańczak-Wohlfeld, Jagiellonian University
  148. dr hab. prof. Jagiellonian University Maciej Rak, Jagiellonian University
  149. Magdalena Mazur-Bucka, MA
  150. prof. dr hab. Adam Przepiórkowski, UW / IPI PAN / University of Oxford
  151. lic. Krzysztof Mysiak, University of Warsaw
  152. prof. dr hab. Zofia Berdychowska, Jagiellonian University
  153. Dr. Krystyna Kozioł, Gdańsk University of Technology
  154. dr hab. prof. UAM, Dorota Lipowska, University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań
  155. dr Andrzej Buczyło, Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  156. prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Greń, Committee of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  157. dr Agnieszka Wełpa-Siudek, Institute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences
  158. dr hab. Tomasz Grzywny, Wrocław University of Technology
  159. dr hab. prof. Oleksii Kulyk University of Technology, Wrocław University of Science and Technology
  160. dr hab. prof. Robert Rałowski, Wroclaw University of Technology
  161. dr hab. prof. Kamil Kaleta, Wrocław University of Science and Technology
  162. dr hab. Bartosz Frej, Wrocław University of Technology
  163. MSc. Angelika Andrzejewska, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  164. MSc. Urszula Strybe, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  165. dr Marta Rachwalak, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  166. Mateusz Nowaczyk, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  167. prof. dr hab. Wojciech Rypniewski, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  168. dr Marta Szabat, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  169. dr Marcin Sajek, Institute of Human Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences
  170. Krystyna Kwiatkowska, M.Sc., Institute of Human Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences
  171. MSc. Klementyna Marciniak, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences