1991

Establishment of the Foundation for Polish Science

The Warsaw District Court registers the Foundation for Poland Science (FNP) pursuant to the Foundations Act of 6 April 1984 and the Foundation’s own statute.

The Office for Scientific and Technological Progress and Implementations, in liquidation, transfers an amount equal to PLN 95 million (after redenomination), as a portion of unused funds of the liquidated Central Fund for Development of Science and Technology, to the founding capital of FNP. The application wins a positive recommendation from the Minister of Education, Prof. Robert Głębocki.

The Executive Board of the Foundation, operating from 1 March 1991 with an incomplete membership (Dr Barbara Bolkowska and Małgorzata Kozłowska), adopts the Foundation’s first operating programme.

The chairman of the Committee for Scientific Research (KBN), Prof. Witold Karczewski, appoints Dr Jan Krzysztof Frąckowiak, undersecretary of state at KBN, to serve as President of the Foundation. The Foundation Council is appointed at the same time.

The same year the Foundation awards its first grant in the programme Research for Children’s Health. The Institute of Mother and Child in Warsaw receives PLN 400,000 for “modernization of ambulances for transporting children.”

The Foundation’s office begins to operate at its first location, ul. Wspólna 1/3, Warsaw.