Second Call for Dioscuri Centres

The second call for the establishment of up to four centres of scientific excellence in Poland is now open

December 06, 2018

After the future leaders of the first two Dioscuri Centres (DC) have been selected this fall, Max Planck Society (MPG) and National Science Centre (NCN) are now opening the second call for DCs in Poland. In this round, outstanding researchers from all scientific disciplines are invited to submit their application for a DC until 20 March 2019.

Going beyond the scope of a project grant, a DC is built around a distinguished researcher position. It is awarded to excellent scientists capable of establishing and leading an outstanding, highly visible research group. The research group will be funded with 300,000 euros annually for initially five years. It will be set up at a Polish university or a research institute capable of supporting the DC with appropriate infrastructure, scientific equipment, supplementary funds, and a long-term perspective for its leader.

The Dioscuri Programme aims to strengthen and expand scientific excellence in Central and Eastern Europe and is being implemented in Poland as a first step. The funding for the DCs is shared equally between the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

Detailed information on the Second Call (PDF-file).

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