Polish Info Day at the University of Glasgow

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The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) would like to invite scientists and representatives of research institutions to attend the Polish Info Day meeting to take place on 3 November at the University of Glasgow.

Polish Info Day is an international careers event aimed at the research community and focused on presenting funding opportunities available for individual researchers willing to conduct their research in Poland. The event is organised by the Foundation for Polish Science in cooperation with two Polish state funding agencies: the National Science Centre and the National Centre for Research and Development, as well as with UK partners: the University of Glasgow, Universities Scotland and the British Embassy in Warsaw.

At the meeting, you will have a chance to learn about a comprehensive offer of research grants for young and experienced scientists from all over the world. You can also meet representatives of the funding institutions, including Professor Maciej Żylicz, president of the Foundation for Polish Science and a molecular biologist well-known for his work on heat shock proteins (learn more: link).

The Foundation for Polish Science will present its portfolio of grants funded under the Smart Growth Operational Programme and dedicated to scientists at different stages of their careers.

If you are a young researcher, we would like to draw your attention to the FNP’s offer for post-docs and young PhDs (HOMING and REINTEGRATION programmes), and to the unique opportunity for young doctors to create their own research teams (FIRST TEAM programme).

More established researchers may be interested in the International Research Agendas Programme, aimed at the creation of new centres of excellence in Poland and offering positions for over 500 scientists in more than 50 teams to be created within those centres. There is also the TEAM programme, offering grants for research teams headed by distinguished scientists, as well as the TEAM-TECH programme, offering grants for the development of innovative technologies, processes or products.

Among other things, the National Science Centre will present the POLONEZ programme – an opportunity for incoming researchers applying for 12- or 24-month fellowships in host institutions in Poland. The National Centre for Research and Development will present its funding portfolio addressed to researchers conducting applied or industry-oriented research.

The Polish Info Day will take place on 3 November at the University of Glasgow.

The event is free of charge, but please register your participation by contacting: Agnieszka Kossakowska: agnieszka.kossakowska@fnp.org.pl

Agenda

15:00 – 15:15     Arrivals, welcome tea & coffee

15:15 – 15:25     Welcome speeches

  • University of Glasgow representative (tbc)
  • Prof. Maciej Żylicz, President of the Foundation for Polish Science

15:25 – 16:25     Funding opportunities available for individual researchers in Poland

  • Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) and its funding portfolio – Tomasz Poprawka, PhD, Deputy Director of the Programme Division, Foundation for Polish Science
  • National Science Centre in Poland (NCN) and its funding portfolio – Anna Plater-Zyberk, Deputy Head of the International Cooperation Department, National Science Centre
  • National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) and its funding portfolio – Daniel Maksym, Head of the Section for Management of Programmes for Entrepreneurs, National Centre for Research and Development

16:25 – 16:35     Teaming for excellence – putting a promising idea into practice: International Research Agendas – new, specialized, world-class research units in Poland – Kinga Słomińska, Head of International Research Agendas Unit, Foundation for Polish Science

16:35 – 17:00     Question & Answer

17:00                  Closing remarks

Venue: University of Glasgow, Sir Alwyn Williams Building, 5th floor.

Map:  http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_335384_en.pdf

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