Four young Poles among the winners of ERC grants

Two Poles who will conduct research in Poland, and two - abroad received prestigious Starting Grants of the European Research Council (ERC). On Friday, the ERC announced that grants with a total value of 429 million euros had been awarded to 291 young scientists.

The competition results are summarized in the European Commission release sent to PAP.

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Foundation for Polish Science Prizes, so-called Polish Nobel Prizes presented

<p>Foundation for Polish Science Prize, sometimes called the "Polish Nobel Prize", was presented in Warsaw to three scientists. The winners are Stanisław Penczek, Kazimierz Rzążewski and Jerzy Jedlicki. The prize amount is 200 thousand zlotys.</p>

<p>During the ceremony, one of the winners, Prof. Kazimierz Rzążewski spoke about the problems of the academic community and wished that the new Minister of Science and Higher Education Jarosław Gowin try to instil the ideas of de-regulation in Polish science.</p>

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65 young scientists leave for internships at foreign research centres

65 young scientists will soon leave to conduct research in reputable foreign scientific centres. Ministry of Science announced the results of the fourth edition of the Mobility Plus programme. Its winners will receive up to 10 thousand zlotys scholarships.

Mobility Plus programme of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education is designed to help young researchers to advance their research careers. Its winners participate in scientific research or R&D work carried out in centres abroad, using the equipment and methods that are not available in Poland.

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Internships for foreign scientists in Poland

4050 euro per month for up to two years, managing own research project and a series of soft skills development courses - all these opportunities are offered within the new “Polonez” grant. National Science Centre (NSC) will open call for proposals this fall.

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Ministry of Science and Higher Education at the conference „Destination Europe” in San Francisco

The main goal of the conference “Destination Europe” co-organized by the European Commission and Member States in San Francisco on December 12 and 13, 2013, was promotion of Europe as an attractive place for research and pursuing scientific careers among the American scientists.

Programs aimed at supporting of international mobility of researchers were presented during the plenary sessions: Horizon 2020, in particular Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Euraxess, and funding schemes of the European Research Council.

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