• Objective: increasing the potential of the University of Warsaw for being awarded international research grants.
  • Beneficiaries: domestic and foreign researchers (employed or not employed at the University of Warsaw) with recognised scientific achievements, planning to obtain a prestigious international grant within a period not exceeding 24 months (preferably applying for ERC grants or Horizon 2020 project coordination). The grant will be implemented in a basic unit of the University of Warsaw.
  • Support duration: up to 24 months.
  • Eligibility criteria: submitting an application as in Annex no. 1 containing information relating to the Applicant’s achievements, as well as a plan and schedule of activities aimed at obtaining a prestigious international grant.
  • Examples of projects: mobility abroad to receive substantive support from eminent researchers, reducing the teaching load, financing part of remuneration for holding a post in a unit of the University of Warsaw, initial research necessary to provide substantive justification to an application, covering the costs of obtaining an opinion on an application, etc.
  • Evaluation: projects will be evaluated by experts who have implemented prestigious research programmes. The process of evaluation will be composed of two stages: evaluation of information contained in Annex No.1 and an interview. The final decision will be made by the Vice Rector for Research.
  • Grant amount: established individually, depending on the project. It should not exceed PLN 50,000 per year.
  • Application processing time: 60 days of submission.
  • Precondition for implementation: having been awarded a grant, an Applicant has to obtain consent for the implementation of the project in a specific unit from the Dean or the manager of the basic unit of the University of Warsaw.
  • Number of grants: not more than 10 per year.
  • Employment prospects: in individual cases, an offer of further cooperation with the University of Warsaw and of an indefinite employment contract may be presented after the end of the grant period.


  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:
  1. Information about awarded funds will be posted twice a year (in June and December) on the website of the Research Administration Office (
  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).