Paweł Rowiński, a Professor of Earth Sciences, has since 2015 served as the Vice-President of the Polish Academy of Sciences. His academic title was granted by the President of Poland in 2009. From 2008 to 2015 Prof. Rowiński was the Executive Director of the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, and from 2004 to 2008 he served as the Research Director at the same Institute. Until May 2015 he was also the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Earth and Planetary Research Centre (GeoPlanet). Within the PASIFIC Programme, Prof. Rowiński is responsible for the strategic management of the project. Not only does he make the key decisions, such as selecting panel chairs and accepting the final ranking list of proposals for each call, but also, together with the Advisory Board, he supervises the implementation of the project and how the main risks are addressed.
Ewa Kuśmierczyk holds a master’s degree in Management from the University of Warsaw. She also completed a post-graduate programme in Research and Technology Commercialization co-organized by the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Łódź. From 2012 to 2015, Ewa worked at the European Commission as a RTD project officer and process manager. She was responsible for legal and financial aspects of project evaluation, grant negotiation and grant management processes.
Since 2016, she is the Director of the Excellence in Science Department at the Polish Academy of Sciences as well as an evaluator of Human Resources Strategies for Research applications of the European Commission. As PASIFIC Project Manager, Ewa oversees the day-to-day running of the PASIFIC Fellowship Programme. She is responsible for operational management as well as assuring the smooth and timely implementation of all processes over the lifespan of the project.
Marta Kowol works as the ERC Grants Expert at the Excellence in Science Department of the Polish Academy of Sciences. She holds a law degree and for 6 years she worked at the Polish National Contact Point for FP6 and FP7 as an expert on legal and financial issues. She also finished a postgraduate programme in Commercialization of Research Results co-organized by the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Łódź.
Marta has extensive experience in creating and conducting training courses. At the Excellence in Science Department, she is responsible for consulting on ERC applications and developing the training offered by the Department. Within the PASIFIC Fellowship Programme, Marta coordinates the submission, evaluation, and selection processes.
Magda Dolińska-Rydzek works as the ERC Grant Expert in the Excellence in Science Department of the Polish Academy of Sciences. She holds a PhD in Slavic Studies from the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen. Magda also obtained a master’s degree in European Studies from the University of Łódź and a bachelor’s in Eastern European Studies from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.
Prior to working at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Magda was an Open Access Funding Manager in the academic publishing house De Gruyter and an Associated Editor of De Gruyter’s Open Cultural Studies journal. Within the PASIFIC Fellowship Programme, Magda is responsible for the promotion and dissemination of the programme and its calls.
Joanna Błogowska works as the ERC Grants Expert at the Excellence in Science Department of the Polish Academy of Sciences. She holds a PhD degree in Social Psychology from the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium. She earned a master’s in Psychology from the College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities at the University of Warsaw, as well as a master’s in Religion Studies from the Jagiellonian University.
Prior to working at the Excellence in Science Department, Joanna completed internships at several European and international organizations, such as the European Commission (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Unit), and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Within the PASIFIC Fellowship Programme, Joanna is responsible for monitoring ethical issues.