Dear Sir or Madam,

In search of more transparent and clearer funding regulations, we would like to inform you that your patronage requests shall be checked for compliance with the following criteria:
1.    The National Centre for Research and Development grants its patronage to endeavours carrying a special importance to the Polish science and economy and to the cooperation of representatives of those areas. Funds will go in the first place to international endeavours or initiatives addressed to young scientists.
2.    Endeavours funded by the Centre or associated with projects funded by the Centre are not eligible for our patronage.
3.    As an entity subordinate to the minister competent for science, the National Centre for Research and Development does not grant its patronage to endeavours patroned by the Minister of Science and Higher Education.
Applicants for patronage are kindly requested to provide us with information about their endeavours enabling us to check whether they meet the criteria above.