ORGANISATION NAMEFoundation for Polish Science
FUNDING TYPEFundingMobility Incoming
DEADLINE DESCRIPTIONThe call for applications will start on the 8th of January 2018 and will close on the 5th of March 2018
RESEARCH FIELDFormal sciencesNatural sciencesProfessions and applied sciencesSocial sciences
CAREER STAGEFirst Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)Recognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)
Financing for first research teams headed by doctors at the early stage of their careers.
What is funded
Financing under the FIRST TEAM programme will be provided to projects whose subject matter is listed on the National Smart Specialization (NSS; PL – KIS) list. In exceptional cases, while giving preference to NSS areas, the Foundation may agree to finance projects involving topics not on the NSS list if they show significant application potential or importance for solving a major socioeconomic problem.
The funding may amount to as much as EUR 455k
Projects lasting up to 36 months will be financed under the programme.
Eligible applicants are those researchers (regardless of nationality) who have had a doctoral degree for not longer than 5 years, where the start of this period is defined by the year of obtaining the degree and the end – by the year preceding the deadline for submitting applications in the competition. The 5-year period may be extended to a maximum of 9 years from obtaining the degree if the applicant fulfils the conditions set down in the competition documentation.
As part of the project’s implementation, the project manager (principal investigator; PI) should include young researchers – students, PhD students or young doctors (postdocs) – in his or her team. For the duration of the project, the project manager (PI) shall be be employed at the unit, with a commitment of at least 50% of a full-time employment for the purposes of project realisation.
The programme is co-financed with the support of the Smart Growth Operational Programme (PO IR).