Authors of the projects are distinguished researchers from Poland and abroad with significant scientific/scholarly achievements complemented by considerable managerial experience.
In the regular IRAP Programme there is either one or two authors of the project, dependently on the number of the applicants.
In view of the objectives of the Programme, the first applicant always eventually becomes a head of the IRAP unit, while the second applicant – either a group leader or takes on the role of Scientific Affairs Director.
In the case of IRAP PLUS module the original project’s authors are always two applicants, who are future International Scientific Committee president and the Director of Scientific Affairs. There is an additional author who is selected in an open competition to become the Head of the IRAP unit provides the extensive research agenda.
The International Research Agendas Programme, conducted by the Foundation for Polish Science is financed by the European fund within the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014–2020, Measure 4.3. International Research Agendas.