The PASFIC is a postdoctoral fellowship programme offering a unique opportunity for researchers who want to undertake state-of-the-art research in a dynamic scientific environment. It enables scholars of all nationalities and across all scientific disciplines to establish their scientific independence and conduct ground-breaking research. The Programme is co-funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Maria Sklodowska-Curie CO-FUND scheme.
The Programme recruited 48 excellent
researchers from the pool of 550 candidates in two Calls announced in 2021.
Fellows were selected in a merit-based evaluation process performed by
international experts. Chosen candidates have come to Poland for 24 months to
conduct their research at the Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences, one
of the country’s most prestigious scientific institutions. For their research,
they obtain up to €93,000 per project. Fellows collaborate with experienced
supervisors and participate in a wide variety of training. They also have the
possibility to spend six months on secondments outside academia at institutions
implementing research results.
Fellows come from 19 different countries from
all over the globe, including India, the United States, Australia, Italy, Ukraine,
They conduct their research in three areas –
Physical Sciences and Engineering (22 Fellows), Life Sciences (11 Fellows), and
Social Sciences and Humanities (15 Fellows). The projects cover many disciplines,
including, for example, Universe Science, Materials Engineering, Computer
Science and Informatics, Cultures and Cultural Production, Environmental Biology, or Ecology and
The Fellows are hosted by 25 Polish Academy of
Sciences Institutes. The greatest number of Fellows work at the Institute of
Philosophy and Sociology (7) and Institute of Physical Chemistry (5).
The Polish Academy of Sciences, founded in 1952, is one of Poland’s most prominent research institutions and the largest scientific network. Fellows have the opportunity to carry out their projects at one of 68 PAS Institutes, the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, and the International Institute of Molecular Mechanisms and Machines PAS (IMol). The Host Institute undertakes activities aimed at developing the careers of the Fellows, facilitates networking and participation in training and offers access to excellent research infrastructure.