Postdoctoral research scholarships in Poland

Publish date: 05.02.2020


Postdoctoral research scholarships in Poland

  • a great chance to develop your career by intensifying international mobility
  • an opportunity to establish scientific cooperation with excellent host institutions in Poland
  • open to all scientific disciplines
  • secure funding


Why Ulam Programme?

  • vibrant and fast developing research environment fitting the needs of scientists,
  • one of the top 10 countries qualified as “rising stars in science” by Nature magazine (2016),
  • 86 Polish universities and research institutions awarded

by HR Excellence in Research by the European Commission,

  • one of the leaders in scientific publications produced in Eastern Europe.

The Programme provides financing for a scholarship that covers the Beneficiary’s living costs in an amount of approx. 2400 EUR a month (10 000 PLN), along with a mobility allowance. The scholarship amount may be increased if a scientist is accompanied by his or her spouse or minor children and in the case of a scientist with officially determined disability – by a personal assistant.

Who is entitled to file an application?

The applicant is an individual scientist who:

  • holds at least a doctoral degree awarded in a country other than Poland
  • is employed at a foreign HEI/research centre or has just defended his/her PhD dissertation or has just completed his/her previous postdoctoral fellowship

What is the Programme’s schedule?

Visits under the Programme can last from 6 to 24 month. Funds are available for Fellows to start between 1st January 2021 and 1st September 2021.

What activities are covered by the Programme?

  • completing the first or subsequent postdoctoral fellowship
  • conducting scientific research, including in cooperation with Polish scientists or research teams
  • obtaining materials for research or a scientific publication
  • teaching at a host institution

All detailed information on the requirements and rules governing participation in the Ulam Programme can be found in the Regulations available on the NAWA’s website. Recruitment is online only and processed entirely via the ICT system.


*Stanislaw Ulam 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 univer- sities appointed him as an associate professor (e.g. University of Wisconsin, University of Colorado Boulder, Florida State University).