The PASIFIC 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 50 excellent researchers of 20 nationalities 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 in the areas of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Social Sciences & Humanities. Chosen candidates 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 institution. 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 a possibility to spend six months on secondments outside academia at institutions implementing research results.

The Polish Academy of Sciences and the Host Institutes

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 69 PAS institutes and the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw. 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.