Foundation for Polish Science - REINTEGRATION programme

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    Foundation for Polish Science
    Mobility Incoming
    The call for applications will start on the 8th of January 2018 and will close on the 5th of March 2018
    Formal sciences
    Natural sciences
    Professions and applied sciences
    Social sciences
    First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)
    Recognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)


Financing for projects designed as postdoctoral fellowships, carried out by young doctors (postdocs) returning to scientific research after a break.

What is funded

Financing under the REINTEGRATION programme will be provided to projects whose subject matter is listed on the National Smart Specialization (NSS; PL – KIS) list; in exceptional cases, while giving preference to NSS areas, the Foundation may agree to finance projects involving topics not on the NSS list if they show significant application potential or importance for solving a major socioeconomic problem.


The project budget is recommended not to exceed PLN 800,000 (approx. EUR 180 k).


Projects lasting up to 24 months will be financed under the programme.


Eligible applicants are those young doctors (regardless of nationality) who have had a doctoral degree for not

longer than 5 years, where the start of this period is defined by the year of obtaining the degree and the end – by the year preceding the deadline for submitting applications in the competition. The 5-year period may be  extended to a maximum of 9 years from obtaining the degree, on the terms set down in the competition documentation.

At the same time, the applicant has to fulfil all of the following conditions:

  • has to be returning to scientific research after a break lasting at least 9 months, in particular caused by working in other sectors of the economy or in the R&D sector but without taking part in research (e.g. science and technology brokerage, administration, management), or after a break connected with parenthood;
  • is intending to undertake a scientific research no later than on the project’s starting date, or having started scientific research no earlier than in the year preceding the deadline for submitting applications in the  competition.

For the duration of the project, the project manager (principal investigator; PI) shall be employed at the unit,  with a commitment of at least 60% of a full-time employment for the purposes of project realisation.


The programme is co-financed with the support of the Smart Growth Operational Programme (PO IR).


Leaflet_REINTEGRATION.pdf (526.73 KB)


The responsibility for the funding offers published on this website, including the funding description, lies entirely with the publishing institutions. The application is handled uniquely by the employer, who is also fully responsible for the recruitment and selection processes.