About the programme - NAWA

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Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) is pleased to announce new programme for incoming researchers: The Ulam Programme.

The objective of The Ulam Programme is to help foreign researchers to develop their career by intensifying international mobility as well as will allowng them to establish scientific cooperation with excellent host institutions in Poland.

A proposal may be submitted only by a person who holds a doctoral degree.

Activities to be carried out during the scholarship may include:  

  • conducting research and/or development work
  • post-doctoral training
  • obtaining materials for scientific work or publication
  • conducting didactic classes at the host centre

Visits within the programme can last from 6 to 24 months. The Programme provides financing for a scholarship covering both the Beneficiary’s allowance costs in relation to their stay at a host institution, in an amount of PLN 10,000 a month, and a mobility allowance.

The call is expected to be launched in January 2019, with a submission deadline in April 2019. In order to submit an application, one shall register an application in the ICT system of the Agency and send electronically the completed application together with the necessary attachments.

Further details will be provided at the NAWA website.

Stanisław Marcin Ulam (1909 -1984) was a Polish-American scientist in the fields of mathematics and nuclear physics. He took part in the Manhattan Project, originated the Teller-Ulam design of thermonuclear weapons, discovered the concept of cellular automaton, invented the Monte Carlo method of computation, and suggested nuclear pulse propulsion. With his pivotal role in the development of thermonuclear weapons, Stanislaw Ulam changed the world.

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