Type of grant

Research grant.



Sectors and fields of study

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Exact and Technical Sciences; Life Sciences.


Programme description

The NAWA PRELUDIUM BIS 1 programme aims to support the international mobility of doctoral students by enabling them to carry out internships linked to participation in research projects in the framework of the National Science Centre PRELUDIUM BIS 1 (NCN) competition.

Internships abroad will allow PhD students to gain scientific experience in European and non-European academic or research centres and to establish international scientific cooperation. This will be in synergy with the PRELUDIUM BIS 1 projects of the National Science Centre (NCN).


From 3 to 6 months.

Financial terms

The funding under the programme covers the grant holder's costs related to his/her stay in a host centre abroad and a mobility allowance. In the case of a scholarship holder with a severe or moderate disability, the amount of the scholarship may be increased if the guardian participates in the trip.

Grant funded by


Eligibility criteria

Nationality.ies – Profile

The application for funding of the internship abroad should be submitted by a doctoral student enrolled in a doctoral school at a Polish university, with a research project that has received funding under the PRELUDIUM BIS 1 call for projects of the National Science Centre (NCN).

Level of study required

Doctoral studies.

Additional terms and conditions

Having received funding under the Preludium BIS 1 call for projects.

Application process

How to apply

Applications must be submitted via the NAWA computer system: https://programs.nawa.gov.pl/login in the period from 4 January 2021 to 10 December 2024, before 15.00 hours according to the official time in Poland, only in electronic form. The application can be submitted after registration in the system available at https://programs.nawa.gov.pl.

The application and attachments must be in Polish. Only the invitation from the Scholar's Host Centre (attached) will be in English.


The project may be implemented for a period of 3 to 6 months, starting no earlier than 4 April 2021 and no later than 10 March 2025.

Contact – Find out more

Piotr Serafin, piotr.serafin@nawa.gov.pl, +48 22 390 35 46

Documents to download (PL)

NAWA Preludium Bis 1 International Doctoral Internship Regulations

Sample of the application submitted to the Agency's computer system

Model of the contract signed with the National Agency for Academic Exchange

Annex to the contract: model of the final report

Annex to the contract: model of the evaluation questionnaire