European Union PARENT-BRIDGE Research Grant Programme for Graduate Research in Poland

PARENT-BRIDGE Research Grant Programme:
Grants for parents enabling them to return to research work and supporting pregnant women conducting research

Courses(s) Offered: Bio, Info, Technology
Course Level: Research
Provider: European Union funding
Country to Research in: Poland

Scholarship Description
The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP i.e. Fundacja na rzecz Nauki Polskiej) announce the PARENT-BRIDGE programmes for Sciences within the Bio, Info, Techno categories co-financed with European Union structural funding from the European Regional Development Fund.

The objective of the PARENT-BRIDGE Research Grant Programme is to enable the best researchers who are raising young children to return to advanced research work and to enable pregnant women to conduct research projects financed from external sources.

Applications in the 6th edition of the PARENT-BRIDGE programmes (in the Bio, Info, Techno categories) will be accepted from 14 August to 15 October 2011.

The return grant is directed to researchers who hold at least a doctorate and work in a Polish research unit or have obtained a promise of employment for at least the duration of the project.

This form of support is addressed to women who hold at least a master’s degree, are taking part in research projects financed from external sources of the employing institution (e.g. thesis adviser grants, projects of other researchers, their own research projects, and the like), and are working under health-sensitive conditions (e.g. contact with radiation or chemicals, operating dangerous equipment, frequent travel, and the like).

Participating Institutions
All graduate research institutions

Fields of study
Scholars representing all scientific fields who:
  • possess the academic degree of doctor,
  • work in a Polish research institution or have received a promise of work in such an institution at least for the duration of the project.
Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
The project to be carried under the programme may last from 1 to 3 years. It may be carried out on a part-time basis.

The stipend period cannot last longer than June of last year of master studies (max. 21 months, excluding students at medical faculties, for whom maximal stipend period is 33 months), planned master thesis defence date cannot be later than September of last year master studies.

Scholarship benefits
Financing includes:
  • a research grant (for such items as the salary of the project director, research costs, apparatus, research materials, and international exchange costs);
  • stipends for up to three researchers supervised by the project director (students or PhD students) selected by competition. Their stipends are PLN 1,000 or PLN 3,000 respectively.
Total amount of financing for both parts (research and stipends) is 140 000 PLN per year.

Method of Application
Applications may be filed by women with a child up to age 4 (or age 7 in the case of adoption or multiple birth) as well as by men who have taken leave or interrupted their work in connection with having such a child for an uninterrupted period of at least 6 months, under the condition that the return to research work after such leave (or interruption) occurred prior to the application deadline but no earlier than 12 months before the application deadline.

It is important to visit the official research grant webpage (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this fellowship

Applications will be accepted from 14 August to 15 October 2011

The Foundation For Polish Science is an independent, non-profit making organisation which is aimed at improving the opportunities for doing research in Poland. Established in 1991, the Foundation's mission is to provide assistance and support to the scientific community in Poland.

Application Deadline: 15 October 2011
Open for International Students: No (ONLY Polish citizens)

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Related: Scholarships for Europe for International Students

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