FNP grants for young doctors from Poland and abroad ? information meeting

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The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) invites young doctors from Poland and abroad who consider applying for the FIRST TEAM, HOMING and POWROTY/REINTEGRATION programmes to participate in an information meeting devoted to these programmes, scheduled to take place on 15 September in Warsaw.

The FIRST TEAM programme offers funds (of up to PLN 2 million) to young researchers who want to found their first team. The HOMING programme is addressed to people who want to return to Poland to do research work. Under the programme, grants of up to PLN 800 thousand will be awarded for postdoctoral fellowships projects. Researchers who interrupted R&D work at an early stage of their professional careers, e.g. due to employment in another sector of economy or for parental reasons, may receive a grant of up to ca. PLN 800 thousand in the POWROTY/REINTEGRATION programme. The applications to the second competition may be submitted by 17 October.

Funding under all the three programmes will be available for young doctors (who have had a doctoral degree for not longer than 5 years) regardless of their nationality. The subject matter of projects, which have to be implemented in cooperation with a scientific partner (domestic or foreign), may involve internationally groundbreaking R&D work with potentially high significance for the economy and society, especially from the National Smart Specialisation list.

The information meeting will be held in English. The number of participants is limited. In order to register, please send an e-mail application to: infoday@fnp.org.pl. The registration will be open until 12 September or until reaching the maximum number of participants.

Those who are not able to participate in the meeting in person are encouraged to tune in to the event  on the Foundation?s YouTube channel. The broadcast will begin at 10 a.m. During the meeting, online participants will be able to ask questions by sending an e-mail to: infoday@fnp.org.pl. A recording will be available on YouTube immediately after the end of the meeting.

Information meeting on the FIRST TEAM, HOMING and POWROTY/ REINTEGRATION programmes

Date: 15 September 2016; 9.30 a.m. ? 3.00 p.m.

Venue: Foundation for Polish Science, ul. I. Krasickiego 20/22, Warsaw.

Programme of the meeting:

  • 9.30 a.m. ? 10.00 a.m. ? Registration / welcome coffee
  • 10.00 a.m. ? 10.15 a.m. ? What is the Smart Growth Operational Programme (SGOP) ? assumptions and goals in the context of FNP offer ? Michał Pietras, Director of the Programme Division, FNP
  • 10.15 a.m. ? 10.35 a.m. ? First teams and returns of scholars to Poland ? presentation of the FIRST TEAM, HOMING and POWROTY/REINTEGRATION programmes ? Tomasz Poprawka, PhD, Deputy Director of the Programme Division
  • 10.35 a.m. ? 11.15 a.m. ? Good application ? submission process and assessment criteria ? Monika Biłas-Henne, PhD (HOMING Programme Coordinator) and Anna Raiter-Smiljanic, PhD (FIRST TEAM Programme Coordinator)
  • 11.15 a.m. ? 12.00 p.m. ? Q&A (questions may be asked in Polish and English)
  • 12.00 p.m. ? 12.45 p.m. ? Lunch
  • 12.45 p.m. ? 1.30 p.m. ? How to win a FNP grant ? advice from winners of first competitions under the FIRST TEAM, HOMING and POWROTY/REINTEGRATION programmes
  • 1.30 p.m. ? 2.30 p.m. ? Individual consultations with programme coordinators
  • Ca. 3.00 p.m. ? Conclusion of the meeting

For further information on the meeting, please contact:

  • Dominika Wojtysiak-Łańska, Senior PR Officer, e-mail: wojtysiak@fnp.org.pl; phone.: +48 22 845 95 41
  • Anna Raiter-Smiljanic, PhD, FIRST TEAM Programme Coordinator, e-mail: raiter@fnp.org.pl, phone: +48 22 311 84 42

The Foundation for Polish Science would also like to invite experienced scientists from Poland and abroad to an information meeting on the International Research Agendas programme, scheduled to take place on 8 September in the Foundation?s office in Warsaw: more information


The FIRST TEAM, HOMING and POWROTY/REINTEGRATION programmes are co-financed within the framework of the Smart Growth Operational Programme (SG OP), Measure 4.4 ?Increasing human potential in the R&D sector?.