120 fully funded postdoctoral positions in Poland to be open for scientists from all over the world under the POLONEZ BIS programme.
POLONEZ BIS, coordinated by the Polish National Science Centre under Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND, is a postdoctoral Fellowship Programme addressed to excellent experienced researchers interested in developing their professional skills within the best research institutions in Poland.
The POLONEZ BIS programme is open to candidates of any research background, discipline or nationality. The programme plans to recruit 120 scientists with a PhD degree or equivalent research experience, and who have lived or worked outside Poland for at least 2 years within the last three years prior to the call announcement. Selected fellows will be offered 2-year full-time employment contracts to work on projects combining basic research with a cross-sectoral secondment phase.
Applicants are independent in choosing the research topic and discipline as well as the host institution in an academic or non-academic sector. The programme guarantees successful fellows attractive employment conditions – the monthly allowance of € 4,465 gross and an additional research grant up to € 100 000 for the implementation of a 2-year project.
The research component will be complemented by a series of relevant workshops on transferable skills, and an opportunity to engage with intersectoral cooperation with enterprise and non-academic sector during short-term secondments.
Researchers who are experiencing threats to their life, liberty or research career, and those who are forced to flee or have been displaced because of such threats are encouraged to apply.
Eligible applicants. There are two major eligibility criteria:
- Research experience: fellowships will be open to experienced researchers, regardless of their age, gender or nationality, who at the date of the call launch hold a PhD degree or have at least 4 years of documented full-time research experience (including doctoral studies experience);
- Mobility requirement: applicants must move from any country to Poland for the duration of their fellowships and must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Poland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the date of call launch. Time spent as part of procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention, compulsory national service (such as mandatory military service) and/or short stays, such as holidays, are not counted towards the 12-month limit.
The Guide for Applicants provides more details on the criteria.
POLONEZ BIS is co-funded by the European Commission and the Polish National Science Centre under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND grant.
Deadline: 15 June 2022.