• Objective: supporting the development and growth of the potential of doctoral students and researchers employed at the University of Warsaw.
  • Beneficiaries: staff employed at the faculties or basic units of the University of Warsaw included in the N number and doctoral students planning an activity aimed at increasing their academic potential and international recognition and at obtaining a grant from external sources within 9 months.
  • Support duration: up to 9 months.
  • Eligibility criteria: submitting an application as described in Annex no. 3 containing information relating to the Applicant’s achievements, as well as a plan and schedule of activities.
  • Examples of projects: covering the costs of proofreading an academic text approved for publication in a high impact journal, meeting the costs of buying open access to an academic text published in a high impact journal, short visits to foreign research centres (for example participation in a prestigious international conference, provided a paper has been accepted, library research), inviting a researcher with an internationally renowned reputation to the University of Warsaw, initial research indispensable for lodging an application for a grant from external sources, etc.
  • Evaluation: projects will be formally verified and evaluated by employees of the Research Administration Office. The final decision will be made by the Vice Rector for Research.
  • Grant amount: established on individual basis, depending on the project. It should not exceed PLN 5,000, with the exception of buying open access, where the maximum amount of funding may reach PLN 8,000.
  • Application processing time: 14 days of submission.
  • Precondition for implementation: having been awarded a grant, an Applicant has to obtain consent for the implementation of the project from the Dean or manager of the basic unit of the University of Warsaw, together with information about the lack of possibility to finance the whole activity by the faculty/unit.
  • Number of grants: not more than 50 per year.


  1. Applications for all types of subsidies will be accepted on an ongoing basis at the Office of the Vice Rector for Research, email address: prorektornauka@adm.uw.edu.pl
  1. Information about awarded funds will be posted twice a year (in June and December) on the website of the Research Administration Office (http://bob.uw.edu.pl/).
  1. Funds awarded as part of designated subsidies must be accounted for (substantive settlements are to be accompanied by a list of expenditure signed by the Bursar’s plenipotentiary at the Faculty/in the Unit within 30 days of project completion).