Fourth competition in HOMING and POWROTY/REINTEGRATION programmes decided
The Foundation for Polish Science has concluded the fourth competition in the HOMING and POWROTY/REINTEGRATION programmes. Funding totalling PLN 11.2 million will go to 15 young researchers pursuing R&D projects in Poland.
Twelve recent PhDs will develop their careers in Poland under the HOMING programme, which is targeted to applicants from abroad seeking to conduct research in Poland. They will receive a total of PLN 8.8 million to pursue projects in the nature of postdoctoral fellowships. The POWROTY/REINTEGRATION programme will enable three researchers to return to scientific work after a break for parenting. They will receive a total of PLN 2.4 million to conduct their research. Funding for grants in both programmes comes from the Smart Growth Operational Programme.
There were 45 projects entered in the fourth HOMING competition, and 27 in POWROTY/REINTEGRATION. The winners in both programmes will cooperate with a total of 26 foreign scientific partner institutions, six Polish scientific partner institutions, and three commercial partners from Poland. The funds obtained from the Foundation for Polish Science will support at least 21 jobs for researchers employed on the projects and 29 stipends for undergraduates and PhD students involved in performance of the research.
Funding for the projects is awarded for two years. The winners were selected in a three-stage merits evaluation conducted by foreign reviewers and experts on a scientific/commercial panel and an interdisciplinary panel.
The HOMING programme supports researchers returning or travelling to Poland from abroad for scientific work. The programme offers two-year grants of c. PLN 800,000 for projects in the nature of a postdoctoral fellowship. Projects may be pursued at research institutions or enterprises in Poland.
The POWROTY/REINTEGRATION programme is designed for researchers who interrupted their R&D work early in their professional due to parenthood or work in a different sector of the economy. Each of the two-year grants in the programme is worth c. PLN 800,000. Projects may be pursued at research institutions or enterprises in Poland.
Recent PhDs of any nationality are eligible for funding in each of these programmes. The subject of the projects, which must be pursued in cooperation with a scientific partner institution (Polish or foreign), should be groundbreaking R&D of international rank, with great significance for the economy and the society, particularly in the area of Poland’s National Smart Specializations. The laureates may use the funding they receive to finance salaries, stipends, subcontracting, training and internships for HR development, and other expenses connected with conducting R&D work.
Watch an animation about the HOMING and POWROTY/REINTEGRATION programmes.
Congratulations to the winners!