KOLUMB

Postdoc out – going fellowships

The last application deadline was 30 March 2012.  The Foundation does not plan to conduct additional competitions for the KOLUMB fellowships.

Goals

Fellowships are awarded to the best young scholars to enable them to stay (from 6 to 12 months) at the world’s leading research centres.

Addressees

To be eligible to apply for a stipend, researchers must:

  • hold a doctorate
  • file a stipend application no later than 4 years after obtaining the doctorate, which period is extended by 2 years in the case of:  men who took documented paternity leave or childrearing leave for at least 3 months, or women who gave birth to a child or adopted a child, based on the birth certificate or adoption certificate
  • hold Polish citizenship, or obtained in Poland a permit to settle or a permit for long-term residence in the European Union

*Detailed information concerning the conditions that must be met by candidates is found in the Competition Rules (Polish website).

Offer

The level of the stipends is similar to the level of postdoctoral fellowships awarded to persons with comparable qualifications at the centre selected by the candidate, and is an average of EUR 3,500 per month (or equivalent in other currency), depending on the location of the fellowship.

The Foundation will also cover travel costs for the stipendee and spouse, if the spouse intends to stay with the stipendee for at least half of the stipend period, as well as the cost of insurance for the stipendee during the stay abroad.

The stipends are awarded for a stay at one research centre, or in justified instances more than one. Stipendees who would like to extend their stay abroad may seek additional funding, on a one-time basis (for 3 months at most), but the duration of the stipend may not exceed 15 months in any event.

Procedure

Candidates are evaluated on the basis of their prior research attainments and the plan they submit for the work they intend to conduct at the foreign centre. An important criterion is the scientific standing of the selected centre.

CALL CLOSING DATE

No additional calls planned

Additional info

The level of the stipends is similar to the level of postdoctoral fellowships awarded to persons with comparable qualifications at the centre selected by the candidate, and is an average of EUR 3,500 per month (or equivalent in other currency), depending on the location of the fellowship.

The Foundation will also cover travel costs for the stipendee and spouse, if the spouse intends to stay with the stipendee for at least half of the stipend period, as well as the cost of insurance for the stipendee during the stay abroad.