Polish Returns 2020 Programme edition COVID-19 - NAWA

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Acting with the aim to strengthen the potential of Polish science and higher education in response to the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 epidemic, Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange announces the dedicated call for proposals under the Polish Returns Programme.

The call is dedicated to the institutions planning to employ scientists whose research can lead into knowledge expanding and solving significant problems related to the COVID-19 epidemic and its consequences, in particular representatives of broadly understood biomedical and health sciences. The aim of the Polish Returns Programme is to enable outstanding Polish scientists to return to Poland and take up employment in Polish universities, scientific institutes or research institutes. The programme shall provide returning scientists with optimal conditions for conducting world-class scientific research and development activity in Poland. The funds obtained as part of Polish Returns programme include remuneration for the Returning Scientist and also enable creation of a Project Group (research team). National universities and scientific units will launch cooperation with specialists having international experience and knowledge in the field of the latest research trends within their scientific discipline.

The support under the Programme shall include:

1) remuneration for the Returning Scientist together with covering the employer's costs

2) remuneration for members of the Project Group together with covering the employer's costs

3) resettlement costs

4) optionally - costs of adaptation and organization of the workplace and preparation of research facilities, 5) optionally - costs of scientific research in the field of basic research (Research component) financed by the National Science Centre.


Katarzyna Pietruszyńska, Department of Programmes for Scientists

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