1 December 2023

The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) is pleased to announce the call results of the Ulam NAWA Programme! As many as 61 people from 24 countries will receive scholarships for research at Polish centres. Among them, two can boast a Seal of Excellence certificate under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships programme.

This is the fifth time that the Agency has recruited for the Ulam NAWA programme. The Agency’s ICT system received 209 applications, 36 more than last year.

The Ulam NAWA programme is a catalyst for academic mobility in Poland. For the past five years, it has provided foreign scientists with the opportunity to cooperate with Polish researchers and experts. Thanks to the exchange of experience and lively scientific discussions, Polish research units can engage in an even greater number of interesting and important projects and thus develop their  scientific potential,’ said Dr Dawid Kostecki, Director of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange.

Under this year’s programme, 61 people from 24 countries will receive scholarships to carry out research in Polish centres, two of whom can boast a Seal of Excellence certificate from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships programme. NAWA recognizes the MSCA Seal of Excellence as a binding verification of the quality of the call.

The list of this edition’s scholarship recipients 

They will begin their research at Polish universities and scientific research institutes from January 2024, and will be hosted by up to 31 such institutions. Most of the projects will be carried out at the University of Warsaw, Jagiellonian University and Silesian University of Technology.

The awarded beneficiaries origin from 24 different countries. The largest groups of beneficiaries come from India, Iran, Spain, Pakistan, Turkey and the Czech Republic. Among the grantees, there are also citizens from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Mexico and Brazil, among others.

Fellows will carry out research within the six scientific domains of the OECD classification, with life sciences and engineering and technical sciences most represented.

About the programme

The Ulam NAWA Programme allows both recognised and promising scientists with at least the doctoral degree, to visit Poland in order to strengthen the scientific potential of Polish entities and to participate in their scientific activities, primarily research projects and didactics.

The programme will allow to invite scientists from all around the world representing all fields of science to the Polish institutions of science and higher education.

Activities to be carried out during the Scholarship may include:

  • conducting research and/or development work
  • post-doctoral training
  • obtaining materials for scientific work or publication

In addition to the above activities, the visit may also include conducting didactic classes at the Host institution.

Stays of foreign scientists in Poland can last from 6 to 24 months. The Programme provides financing for a Scholarship that covers the Fellow’s living allowance of PLN 10,000 a month, along with a mobility allowance. Those, who decide to come to Poland together with their families, may be entitled to an additional family allowance.

About the patron

Stanisław Marcin Ulam (1909 -1984) was a brilliant Polish mathematician who earned a PhD from the Lviv Polytechnic in 1933. Prof. Ulam was a member of the internationally renowned Lviv School of Mathematics and co-author of the Scottish Book. Just before the outbreak of the Second World War, he went to the USA to join the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Several American universities appointed him as an associate professor (e.g. University of Wisconsin, University of Colorado Boulder, Florida State University).