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Centres of scientific excellence in Poland funded by MPG and NCN: Dioscuri call opened

On behalf of the National Science Centre in Poland we are pleased to announce the recent possibility of funding your excellent research in Poland within a Dioscuri scheme.

Dioscuri is a programme initiated by the German Max Planck Society (MPG), jointly managed with the National Science Centre in Poland (NCN), and mutually funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The Dioscuri scheme is designed to establish Centres of Scientific Excellence at Polish Host Institutions. Addressees of the call are researchers with a PhD degree obtained within a period not exceeding fifteen years prior to the submission of their application to Dioscuri. Funding will be provided by the NCN from the resources contributed by MNiSW and BMBF. Polish Host Institution will receive up to € 300,000 annually to be spent exclusively on the Dioscuri Centre’s operations. To learn more about the call see the enclosed flyer or visit www.ncn.gov.pl/dioscuri or www.mpg.de/dioscuri.

You can apply for NCN funds even if you do not have Polish citizenship. The only condition is that funded projects must be carried out at Polish host institutions. So, if you have ever thought of conducting your basic research in Poland, there is a variety of opportunities. For all NCN funding schemes visit the NCN website.