POLAND: Long-term program to support Ukrainian research teams, apply by 16 January 2023

A new long-term program to support Ukrainian research teams has been announced by the Polish Academy of Sciences. It is being carried out in collaboration with the U.S. National Academy of Sciences with the support of external partners. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) through its Scientists and Engineers in Exile or Displaced (SEED) program is collaborating with the Polish Academy of Sciences to award grants to facilitate the pursuit of research projects by teams of Ukrainian scientists and researchers hosted by the institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Deadlines: January 16, 2023.

Interviews with candidates for PIs will be conducted in February 2023. Funding decisions are expected by March 2023


As part of efforts to build and sustain a healthy science and research ecosystem in Ukraine, the program aims to support the development and implementation of research projects. The principal investigator (PI), who will lead the team, shall conduct research at one of the units of the PAS and will have the flexibility to build their research teams. Research team members may carry out their research tasks from Ukraine if feasible.

The design of the grant program allows scholars in Ukraine to continue research under the supervision of experienced PI from Ukraine, hosted for up to 3 years at the PAS. During the project, all team members will hold a double affiliation. All team members must demonstrate a clear plan to maintain coordination and productivity between Poland and Ukraine.

Duration: The projects can be funded for up to three (3) years

Funding: The maximum funding limit for a project under this program is up to 900.000 PLN (approx. $200,000 USD) per year for up to three years; in total up to 2,700,000 PLN (approx. 600.000 USD)

Focus research areas: The program is open to all research disciplines. Preference will be given to teams undertaking activities in the fields of:

  • mathematics
  • computer science and engineering
  • telecommunications
  • energy and environmental engineering
  • materials sciences
  • agriculture
  • physics
  • chemistry
  • life sciences and biomedical sciences