Call for applications in the IMPULS competition

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We encourage you to submit applications in the first edition of the IMPULS competition organized as part of the FNP?s SKILLS project*.

The aim of the IMPULS competition is to promote applied research and develop scientists? skills related to the commercialization of research and development results. The competition considers innovative ideas and research concepts with commercial potential. The competition finalists (no more than 15) will present their project during an interview with a committee comprising specialists from the science and business communities.

The winners will receive the following prizes: PLN 120,000 (1st prize), PLN 100,000 (2nd prize) and PLN 80,000 (3rd prize). Each prize consists of two parts: 80% is a grant for carrying out the presented research project while 20% is a personal stipend for the prize-winner.

The competition is open to scientists representing any field of research:

  • research workers residing in Poland and employed under an employment contract at a research unit based in the Republic of Poland,
  • PhD students from Polish research units who reside in Poland,
  • graduates of PhD studies up to 12 months from obtaining their doctoral degree who want to carry out their project at a research unit based in the Republic of Poland.

Candidates for the IMPULS competition must first complete a training course in enterprise, technology transfer or negotiations organized by the FNP as part of the SKILLS project .

The application period for the IMPULS competition lasts from 3 February to 7 April 2014.

We encourage you to take part in the training and submit an application!

More information is available on the programme’s website and from the coordinator: Dariusz Łukaszewski, e-mail:

* The SKILLS project is co-financed with European Union funding from the European Social Fund.