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Polska Akademia Nauk (PAN) Long-term Programme 2023 to Support Ukrainian Research Teams

Deadline: 16th of January, 2023

The Polska Akademia Nauk (PAN) Long-term Programme 2023 to Support Ukrainian Research Teams is now accepting applications. Teams of scientists and researchers from Ukraine are being housed by the institutions of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is working with them to provide funds via its Scientists and Engineers in Exile or Displaced (SEED) program.

The program seeks to assist the creation and execution of research projects as part of initiatives to create and maintain a thriving scientific and research environment in Ukraine. The team’s leader, the principal investigator (PI), will carry out research at one of the PAS’s units and will have the freedom to create their research teams.  Research team members may carry out their research tasks from Ukraine if feasible.

The design of the grant programme 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.

Funding:

The maximum funding limit for a project under this programme 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). Initial contracts
will be valid for 12 months with a possibility of extension, subject to satisfactory review of progress
reports and contingent upon funding availability. The budget may include:

  • competitive monthly salary commensurate with research experience
  • accommodation allowance in Poland
  • research expenses: travel, conferences, small-scale equipment (under PLN 10,000), research
    materials and supplies, access to large-scale research apparatus, publication costs, etc. or
    other justified expenses

Eligibility:

  • Open to competitive Ukrainian scientists, researchers and engineers who intend to
    strengthen and rebuild Ukrainian science;
  • Have a doctoral degree (i.e. Ph.D.);
  • Documented scientific achievements (e.g. research grants, patents, publication records) and
    at least one letter of recommendation;
  • Ukrainian citizenship or official employment at a recognized scientific institution in Ukraine
    (universities, scientific units of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine) as of February
    24, 2022;
  • Fluency in English.

The programme 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

Application:

The deadline for applications is January 16, 2023. Interviews with candidates for PIs will be conducted
in February 2023. Funding decisions are expected by March 2023.

  • The PI candidate fills in the application form and sends it to the relevant unit of the PAS
    identified as a prospective host unit. The list of the PAS units is available. This step
    must take place before the submission deadline, as the PAS host unit needs to assess the
    application internally and decide on its availability to play the role of the host. If you wish to
    partner with a unit not listed on the website please contact ukraina@pan.pl.
  • If the PAS unit decides to play the role of the host, it forwards the application with all
    required attachments duly signed by an authorized representative of the unit
    to: seed@nas.edu with a CC to: ukraina@pan.pl.
  • The review process is a two-stage application selection procedure based on substantive
    merits. First, the applications will be reviewed by PAS and NAS. Second, the selected
    candidates will be invited for an interview with an “Evaluation Commission” appointed by the
    Academies. The Evaluation Commission will present a ranked list of applications
    recommended for funding for approval by the Presidents of the NAS and the PAS.

Applicants need to submit the following:

  • Project Description
  • Project Budget
  • Documentation of the scientific achievements of the potential PI (e.g. research grants,
    patents, publication record), and other documents confirming fulfilment of the eligibility
    requirements

The completed application package, duly signed by the director of the PAS unit, must be sent
to seed@nas.edu with a CC to ukraina@pan.pl with the subject line: “LTP Ukraine – PI Family name”.
Applications not sent to the seed@nas.edu address will not be eligible for funding.

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Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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