Julia Kharlan researching magnetic materials, Orysia Vira analyzing historical source materials and Veronika Gladyshko researching infectious diseases of horses are among 18 PhD students and researchers who received support from a programme targeted at the Ukrainian researchers. The special scholarship programme has been prepared and implemented by the National Science Centre Poland with financial support from the EEA and Norway Grants.
The special scholarship programme addressed to students and entry-level scientists from Ukraine was announced in July 2022. A list of 22 scientists who were awarded scholarships was published in October 2022. Now, thanks to additional scholarships, 18 new researchers will study and work at Polish universities and research institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
The scholarship programme for students and entry-level scientists from Ukraine is funded from the EEA and Norway Grants under the Bilateral Cooperation Fund. Its terms and conditions have been approved by the donors: the program partner which is the Research Council of Norway and the Joint Committee for Bilateral Fund. The initial budget of the programme was 1.2 million zlotys. Granting additional scholarships was possible thanks to the donors' allocation of an additional 215 thousand euro to the programme. Scholarships last from 6 to 12 months. The maximum amount that could be applied for in this competition is 5,000 zlotys per month per each student or scientist.
The largest number of laureates of the programme will continue research at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.