Foundation of Polish Science established this programme, which is aimed at supporting scientists from Ukraine representing social sciences and humanities in the implementation of joint scientific projects together with scientists from Poland that will deepen the knowledge on issues connected with the development of civil society, democracy, European integration and security. The projects must concern matters important to both countries.
The call for proposals is launched within two competitions with the following deadlines:
• by April 29, 2022, until 4:00 p.m. CET (1st competition) or
• by September 30, 2022, until 4:00 p.m. CET (2nd competition).
Target-group: Scientists, with at least a doctoral degree (and all equivalent degrees), who regardless of their nationality on the date of aggression against Ukraine (February 24, 2022) were working at institutions conducting scientific research in Ukraine and scientists employed at institutions conducting scientific research in Poland.
The programme is implemented through two competitions, in which a total of up to 6 projects are expected to be awarded, realised jointly by both scientists from Poland and Ukraine.
The budget of one project for a 12-month period is PLN 268 800. It includes funds to cover salary as well as research-related costs.
The Foundation for Polish Science encourages the hosting institution to co-finance the project (e.g. in terms of applicants’ salaries, indirect costs, scholarships for students, engagement of other scientists, etc.).
SUPPORT FOR SCIENTISTS FROM UKRAINE
In 2022, the FNP has allocated more than PLN 1,600,000 of its own funds for the FOR UKRAINE programme to organize the two scientific projects competitions. In addition, the Foundation has launched a fundraiser aimed to provide additional support for researchers from Ukraine involved in the winning projects.
The FOR UKRAINE programme also offers opportunities for creating institutional-business partnerships with the Foundation for Polish Science in order to support Ukrainian scientists and help them carry out research projects.