There are many reasons to apply for the PASIFIC Fellowships. The Programme offers:
The Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) is a network of PAS 68 research institutes and the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology that cover all scientific disciplines. More than 2,000 outstanding researchers from Poland and beyond are employed at PAS institutes. The PASIFIC Fellowship offers an exceptional opportunity to join them!
The Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences offer an excellent infrastructure, supporting the highest calibre of research. The facilities available to incoming fellows include:
As a PASIFIC Fellow, you will benefit from comprehensive mentoring and training offer as well as various activities supporting your scientific development, including:
PASIFIC fellows will be strongly encouraged to serve an up to six-month secondment at a suitable academic or non-academic organisation located anywhere in the world. The fellows will have the freedom to choose an institution at which they would like to be hosted. Among other opportunities, they will have access to over 2400 industrial, governmental, and third sector partners collaborating with institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences, e.g., KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., Proteon Pharmaceuticals, Vista Laboratories, Dr Irena Eris SA, ADR System, hospitals, as well as Polish City Halls and Voivodship Marshal Offices.
Research financing in Poland comes in large part from the state as well as from European programs such as Horizon 2020 and the EU structural funds, and to a lesser extent from the private sector. The most important research funding bodies in Poland include the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the National Science Centre, and the National Centre for Research Development.
In 2017, the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) was also established, to support academic exchange and international collaboration aimed at increasing the internationalisation of the Polish scientific community.