FAQ about Fahrenheit's Champions of cooperation - competition for science clubs

1. Who can take part in the competition?/ Who is the competition aimed at?

The competition is held by the Fahrenheit Universities for undergraduate, graduate and PhD students who are members of the science clubs of the University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk University of Technology and Medical University of Gdańsk. The competition is open to inter-collegiate science clubs or a minimum of two collaborating science clubs of the various higher education institutions which are  members of the Fahrenheit Universities.

2. What is the aim of the competition?

The competition aims to promote the idea and mission of the Fahrenheit Universities, cooperation in science clubs and starting inter-collegiate cooperation between undergraduate, graduate and PhD students.

3. What does the competition involve?

The competition involves submission of a project in one of the several categories. Successful projects must be implemented from 01/01/2023 to 30/09/2023.

4. What areas/categories does the project need to address?

The competition is open to projects in the following categories:

  • development of students’ cultural or sports life,
  • actions for the promotion of a healthy lifestyle,
  • actions for the protection of the environment,
  • innovations and new technologies,
  • activity for the local environment,
  • popularisation of science,
  • other

or in the following scientific fields:

  • humanities (archaeology, philosophy, history, linguistics, literary studies, cultural and religious studies, art studies),
  • engineering and technology (architecture and city planning, automatic control, electronics and electrical engineering, information and communication technology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil and transport engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, mining and power engineering),
  • medical and health sciences (pharmacology and pharmacy, medical sciences, physical culture sciences, health sciences),
  • agricultural sciences (forestry, agriculture and horticulture, nutrition and food technology, veterinary sciences, animal sciences and fishing),
  • social sciences (economics and finance, socio-economic geography and spatial development, security studies, communication and media science, political science and public administration, management and quality studies, law, sociology, education, canon law, psychology),
  • natural sciences (astronomy, computer and information science, mathematics, biological sciences, chemical sciences, physical sciences, earth sciences and related environmental sciences),
  • theology,
  • arts (film and theatre, music, fine arts and art conservation).

5. Is it necessary to tick one category and one scientific field?

A maximum of 3 boxes from the project area can be ticked. These can be both categories and scientific fields in any arrangement.

6. Where must the application be sent and what must be included in it?

Competition application is filed via the application form available at https://faru.edu.pl/en/champions-of-cooperation.
The application should include:

  1. names of organisations, universities and faculties, the composition of the team and details of the manager and supervisor,
  2. name and surname of the project manager – the representative of the project team, contact details,
  3. period and place of project implementation,
  4. description and range of the project impact, the objective, expected results of the project and its innovative nature,
  5. project schedule,
  6. project budget,
  7. opinion of the science club’s supervisor.

 The application can also be accompanied by a visualised action plan in the form of a pdf poster (the graphical representation of the project).

7. What kind of project can be submitted?

The project may take any form which is not strictly defined in the rules. This can be, for example, an event, film, social campaign, etc. What is important is that the project must be related to at least one scientific field mentioned in item 4.

8. By when should the application be submitted?

Applications may be submitted from 15 October to 20 November 2022.

9. When, how and where will the results be announced?

The results will be announced at a solemn meeting with the awards ceremony on 16 December 2022. Information on the venue will be provided at a later date.

10. What can be won? What are the prizes? Why is it worth taking part?

The main prize is a project grant up to PLN 10,000. The prize for the second place is PLN 7,000 and for the third place – PLN 5,000.
An extra prize is the promotion of the successful projects (places from the 1st to 3rd) and of the successful science clubs in the media of the three universities and Fahrenheit Universities.

11. Who evaluates the projects and what are the evaluation criteria?

Applications submitted for the competition are subject to evaluation by the competition chapter. In particular, the following will be evaluated in relation to the content:

  • inter-collegiate cooperation,
  • attractiveness and innovative nature of the project, 
  • feasibility of implementation (e.g. the budget adequate for project implementation, and a realistic schedule)
  • compliance with the theme,
  • project promotion plan,
  • poster (optional).

 12. Must cooperation between the clubs be permanent or can it be established specifically for the duration of the project?

Cooperation may be established specifically for the duration of the project.

13. Can a participant submit several projects?

No, each participant may only submit one application.

14. Can an ongoing project be submitted?

No. Only a project which has not started yet may be submitted for the competition.

15. Can the project also have other sources of finance?

Yes, if the project requires more funding than the potential prize, the prize can be used as a grant.

16. How will the prize be disbursed?

The prize money will be disbursed through the FarU and in collaboration with the procurement departments of one of the three universities. The decision will be made by the procurement department of the project manager’s home university.

17. When should the project be implemented?

Successful projects must start no earlier than on 1 January 2023 and end no later than 30 September 2023.

18. How will project implementation be verified?

The science club implementing the project which has received the grant is required to submit a report clearly confirming project completion. The report must be submitted by 30 November to the competition organiser in the electronic format by e-mail to: office@faru.edu.pl. A sample report is available at https://faru.edu.pl/en/chamions-of-cooperation

19. Where should any questions be asked?

If you have further questions, please contact us by e-mail: office@faru.edu.pl.


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