Type of grant

Research grant



Sectors and fields of study



Programme description

The aim of the programme is to support scientists and academic teachers employed at Polish universities and scientific institutions in pursuit of scientific excellence by enabling them to hold a postdoctoral internship, conduct scientific research or acquire materials for scientific work in renowned foreign institutions around the world. The visits allow them to stay in recognised research centres, to implement projects together with eminent foreign scientists and scientific teams and establish long-term relationships.


Between 3 and 24 months in the case of a young scientist ; between 3 and 12 months for other applicants.

Financial terms

The programme provides financing (financial resources) covering the maintenance costs of the scholarship holder related to his/her stay in a foreign Host Institution and the mobility allowance. The amount of the scholarship may be increased if the partner of the scholarship holder and/or his/her underage children participate in the visit, as well as, in the case of the scholarship holder with certificate confirming significant or moderate disability, if his/her Guardian participates in the visit. For instance, in 2020, the amount of the grants went from PLN 43, 000 to PLN 411, 000.

Grant funded by

NAWA : the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange

Eligibility criteria

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Applicants under the programme are individual scientists and academic teachers holding at least a doctorate degree (PhD) employed in an institution of Polish higher education and science system under a contract of employment or a civil law contract, in an institution of the Polish higher education and science system belonging to one of the following categories:

  • universities, scientific institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences, institutes whose functioning is regulated by the RI (the Act of 30th April 2010 on the Research Institutes)
  • international scientific institutes established on the basis of other legal acts operating on the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  • the Polish Academy of Skills (Polska Akademia Umiejętności);
  • institutes of the Łukasiewicz Research Network
  • other entities conducting mainly scientific activity in an independent and continuous manner, having a scientific category.

Level of study required

Doctor degree

Application process

How to apply

The call for proposals under the programme shall be conducted only in electronic form in the Agency's IT system. Submission of application is possible after registration in the Agency's IT system available at: https://programs.nawa.gov.pl. Sending the application in the system changes the status of the application to "submitted" and the applicant receives the e-mail message. It is the applicant's responsibility to check if the process of submission of the application has been completed correctly.

The template of the application is available at: www.nawa.gov.pl. The application has to be completed in Polish, with the exception of Part III Information about the project planned for implementation in the host centre which should be completed in English. Part II Host institution may be filled in Polish or in English. Copies of the most important publications should be presented in the original language. The document confirming the possession of the academic degree or the academic title may be presented in Polish, English or Latin. Other annexes should be drafted in Polish or in English.


To come


Agnieszka Chmiel
agnieszka.chmiel@nawa.gov.pl, + 48 22 390 35 55


Regulations (EN)

Model application for project funding (applications are submitted only in the Agency's IT system) - PL

Model contract signed with the National Agency for University Exchanges - PL

Annex to the contract: model for a partial and a final report - PL