PARENT/BRIDGE – grants for parents returning to research work



The objective of the programme is to enable the best researchers who are raising young children to return to advanced research work.

The objective of the programme is to


Scholars representing all scientific fields who:

  • possess the academic degree of doctor,
  • work in a Polish research institution or have received a promise of work in such an institution at least for the duration of the project.

Applications may be filed by women with a child up to age 4 (or age 7 in the case of adoption or multiple birth) as well as by men who have taken leave or interrupted their work in connection with having such a child for an uninterrupted period of at least 6 months, under the condition that the return to research work after such leave (or interruption) occurred prior to the application deadline but no earlier than 12 months before the application deadline.


Financing includes:

  • a research grant (for such items as the salary of the project director, research costs, apparatus, research materials, and international exchange costs);
  • stipends for up to three researchers supervised by the project director (students or PhD students) selected by competition. Their stipends are PLN 1,000 or PLN 3,000 respectively.

ATTENTION: The stipend period cannot last longer than June of last year of master studies (max. 21 months, excluding students at medical faculties, for whom maximal stipend period is 33 months), planned master thesis defence date cannot be later than September of last year master studies.

Total amount of financing for both parts (research and stipends)  is 140 000 PLN per year.

The project to be carried under the programme may last from 1 to 3 years. It may be carried out on a part-time basis.


Last edition closed.

Additional info

The PARENT/BRIDGE programme for sciences from the categories Bio, Info, Techno is co-financed from structural funds within Action 1.2 ?Strengthening the personnel potential of science? POIG 2007-2013.  


Statistics concerning the programme PARENT/BRIDGE.



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