The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) has announced the results of the first edition of the Ulam Programme – Seal of Excellence!
NAWA scholarships for research projects at Polish scientific centres, amounting in total to PLN 1,410,000, have been granted to five scientists from abroad.
They come from four countries (Germany, Italy, India, and Ukraine), from the following research centres: CERN, University of Southern California, Delft University of Technology, Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento, and Cherkasy State Technological University.
NAWA beneficiaries at five Polish research centres
The scholarship holders will carry out research projects at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology PAS, the Institute of Physics PAS, the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, and the Research and Innovation Centre Pro-Akademia.
The Ulam Programme – Seal of Excellence
The Ulam Programme – Seal of Excellence is the first Polish mechanism to finance scientific projects that have received the Seal of Excellence certificate under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships programme.
The programme is open to Polish universities and institutes as well as scientists that applied together for funding under the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) and whose project proposals were awarded the Seal of Excellence.
The Seal of Excellence certifies the high quality of a research project. It is awarded to entities that met the MSCA evaluation criteria but could not be funded from the programme’s current budget. The European Commission encourages the countries that participate in MSCA and other Horizon 2020 Framework Programme calls to help proposals awarded the Seal of Excellence gain funding from other national sources, public or private. Several countries have already implemented this solution for MSCA, including Czechia, Lithuania, and Italy.
MSCA IF Seal of Excellence paves the road to a NAWA grant
The first edition of the Ulam Programme – Seal of Excellence was dedicated to researchers and Polish scientific institutions whose joint proposals were awarded the Seal of Excellence in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships 2019 call.
In the following years, the Ulam Programme – Seal of Excellence will be directed at scientists and research institutions that will be awarded Seals of Excellence in the subsequent editions of MSCA IF.