For academic staff

ERA Fellowships ScM – Science Management

As part of the national strategy for the European Research Area (ERA), Germany is expanding its collaboration with the EU13 member states. Against this background, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research has launched the “ERA Fellowships ScM – Science Management” action. The action aims to build up capacities in key actors in the field of science management from EU13 science organisations. It is also meant to strengthen networking and cooperation between research organisations, research funding organisations and higher education institutions in Germany and the partner countries.

Time period: 8-12 weeks, starting 15th January 2020 and ending on 31st May 2020 at the latest

Deadline for applications: 19th June 2019

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Annual Funding Support for Franco-German research cooperation

Application deadline: 14 June 2019

The PHC PROCOPE PLUS 2020 Program: Supporting the organization of scientific colloquia and expert meetings

Procope is the Franco-German Hubert Curien Partnership. It is implemented in France by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) and the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research (MESRI), and in Germany by the DAAD (the German Academic Exchange Service).

"Procope Plus" is a program that aims to strengthen Franco-German research cooperation by supporting the organization of scientific colloquia and expert meetings in order to structure and develop ambitious research networks.

The objective is to support Franco-German cooperation in research and innovation in large-scale projects. This program encourages networking research and projects may include a third European partner.

The call for applications is open to research laboratories attached to higher education institutions, to research organizations or to companies associated with an academic partner, as well as to cluster or cluster-level support structures.

All scientific disciplines are eligible. Special attention will be paid to projects whose themes are among the priorities of Franco-German cooperation and/or the Horizon 2020 Framework Program for Research and Innovation. The event must take place during the year 2020 on German or French territory.

Mainly mission expenses (travel and accommodation) are eligible for a grant. The resources granted by France cover the payment of subsistence allowances and travel by researchers from the French team, as well as material costs incurred in organizing the event. The funding for the German team (travel to France and accommodation in France, material costs) will be covered by the DAAD. The accommodation of participants from other European countries will be funded by either the French or German ministry.

More information:

in French

in German

Open calls by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA)

KATAMARAN Programme: Establishing and conducting joint second-cycle studies

Application deadline: 30 May 2019

The programme provides funding for:

  • Path A: Developing and establishing a new joint second-cycle (Master's) study programme

  • Path B: Supporting academic mobility and development of teaching competences within the existing second-cycle (Master's) study programme

Eligible applicants:

1 Polish HEI in partnership with 1 foreign HEI providing education that corresponds to the 7th level of European Qualification Framework

PLEASE NOTE: Each Polish institution applying in the call can submit max. 3 proposals; to this end, an internal pre-call for applications is organised by the University of Warsaw. For more information, please contact Ms Katarzyna Kozdra, UW International Relations Office:

More information:

In Polish

In English (English translation of only three key programme documents is currently available)

Bilateral cooperation: Exchange programmes for scientists from Poland and Czech Republic

Application deadline: 18 June 2019, 15:00 CET

More information:

In Polish

In Czech

Contact for Czech applicants: Mgr. Terezie Valová, Unit of International RDI Project Management, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, e-mail:

Contact for Polish applicants: Paweł Kurzyński (National Agency for Academic Exchange): e-mail: , phone: +48 22 390 35 39.

BEKKER Programme: Increasing international mobility of academic staff employed at Polish universities and scientific units

Application deadline: 18 June 2019

The programme funds stays of 3 to 24 months which allow academics to carry out research (including post-doctoral research) in recognized scientific centres around the world.

Eligible applicants:

Academic staff employed at Polish HEIs; applicants must hold a doctorate degree; one applicant can submit only one application for financing in a given call within the Programme, corresponding to a stay in one host centre only.

More information:

In Polish

In English

University of Warsaw’s grant programme for international guest lecturers

The Guest Lecturers Grant Programme is conducted as part of the Integrated Development Programme at the University of Warsaw and funded by the European Social Fund. It aims to enrich the learning and research experience of UW students and doctoral candidates, diversify course offerings and expand the UW course catalogue with new subjects and topics taught in foreign languages. It is also intended to foster international and multidisciplinary collaborations of UW education and research teams.

Selected lecturers will need to perform 30 teaching hours and 10 office hours for a stay of up to 3 months or 60 teaching hours and 10 office hours for a stay of 3 to 6 months. At least one presentation at a PhD seminar and an open lecture are also required for any duration of stay. The lecturers will be offered a grant of PLN 25,000 (ca. EUR 5,700 gross/month, corresponding to a net monthly salary of ca. EUR 3,000), health insurance and assistance from a researcher at the host department.

For more information, please visit the UW Welcome Point website.

Scholarship programme for academics planning a research stay in Poland

Researchers and post-docs from 4EU+ universities planning to develop scientific collaboration with the University of Warsaw can now apply for a scholarship funded by NAWA’s Ulam Programme. The call for proposals closes on 23 April 2019.

The Ulam Programme, run by NAWA (Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange), provides funding for research visits of 6 to 24 months. Activities to be carried out during the visit may include:

  • conducting research,

  • collecting material for research or a scientific publication,

  • post-doctoral training,

  • teaching (conducting courses/classes) at the Polish host institution.

More information can be found on the Ulam Programme page (NAWA website).

University of Warsaw: Travel subsidy for participation in workshops on flagship projects or in thematic project seminars

Academic staff from the University of Warsaw who have established cooperation within the 4EU+ alliance can apply for a grant to cover the cost of their travel and participation in dedicated project seminars and flagship workshops aimed to further develop their joint projects.

Staff members only planning to develop cooperation with representatives of other 4EU+ institutions can also apply for the grant, provided they deliver adequate justification for the planned cooperation, indicate subject of the potential collaborative project and partners from universities belonging to the 4EU+ Alliance. Applicants are requested to submit a simple form and a personal e-mail confirmation from the organiser of the workshop/seminar.

More information about the conditions and the application form can be found on the website of the Office for International Research and Liaison of the University of Warsaw: