NAWA Scholarships for Foreign Scientists Awarded! - NAWA

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We have the results of the call for applications in the Ulam Programme. Poland will welcome 76 researchers from abroad.

The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) has announced the results of the second edition of the Ulam Programme. The Programme entails inviting outstanding foreign researchers from abroad to collaborate with Polish universities and scientific institutions. The scientists receive a NAWA scholarship amounting to PLN 10,000 per month for the duration of their scholarly stay in Poland, which lasts from 6 to 24 months.

In the second edition of the Ulam Programme, 76 scientists have been awarded scholarships. They will commence their research stays at Polish universities and scientific institutes from January 2021. This year’s beneficiaries have been selected from more than 340 applicants interested in doing research in Poland.

The majority of the applications that have been granted funding were submitted by scientists from India (12), Italy (7), Iran (6), and Ukraine (5). Three scholarships each were granted to citizens of the UK, Germany, Argentina, and France.

When it comes to the fields of science, 29 scholarships were awarded in the area of natural sciences, 26 in engineering and technology, 9 in social sciences, 7 in the humanities, 3 in medical sciences, and 2 in agricultural sciences.

As many as 9 scholarship holders will be hosted at the University of Warsaw, and 5 at Wrocław University of Science and Technology. In total, 62 scientists will collaborate with Polish higher education institutions, 11 with institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and 3 with research institutes.

The Ulam Programme increases the internationalisation of Polish universities and scientific institutions.

‘Undoubtedly, the Ulam Programme makes it possible to carry out significant, ambitious and interesting research projects, because it allows institutions to invite the best young researchers from all over the world,’ Prof. Łukasz Berlicki, head of Berlicki Lab, told NAWA (Prof. Berlicki’s team was joined by a beneficiary of the first edition of the Ulam Programme – Dr. Violeta Marković). ‘New scientists in a team increase its potential, which allows it to make scientific progress faster and to take up difficult research problems. In addition, it is a perfect opportunity to engage in long-term international scientific cooperation,’ Prof. Berlicki emphasised.

List of beneficiaries of the Ulam Programme