Five one-year scholarships - two for doctoral students and three for postdoctoral students - are the prizes in this year's edition of the competition "For Women in Science" organised by L'Oréal Polska in collaboration with Polish Committee for UNESCO and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
Dr. Anna Panasiuk-Chodnicka of the University of Gdańsk is the first Polish scientist to receive scholarship from the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). As part of the scholarship, the scientist will lead two research projects, including the development of research methods for monitoring the Antarctic environment.
Dr. Joanna Sułkowska as one of the six people to receive a grant of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). She will carry out research at the University of Warsaw. Funding in the amount of at least 150 thousand euros will help her set up a lab.
44 young scientists received checks for a total amount of PLN 46 million in the fourth edition of the Leader programme of the National Research and Development Centre (Narodowe Centrum Badań i Rozwoju, NRDC). They will use the granted funding to carry out their research.
Minister of Science and Higher Education Prof. Lena Kolarska-Bobińska awarded scholarships for outstanding achievements for the academic year 2013/2014 to 934 outstanding undergraduate and 84 graduate students.
More than 30 young people received at the hands of the first lady Anna Komorowska the bridge scholarships of the Educational Enterprise Foundation and the Polish-American Freedom Foundation. The 12th edition of the Bridge Scholarship Program was launched on Nov. 27 in Warsaw.
For the first time this year, a one-year Bayer sponsored scholarship has been awarded to a Polish scientist. Milena Tryfon from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences will receive a one-year scholarship in the amount of 9100 euros, allowing her to take master's degree abroad.
Prof. Maciej Lewenstein Polish physicist working at the Spanish Institute of Photonics (ICFO) in Castelldefels, received the prestigious "Advanced Grant" awarded by the European Research Council (ERC). This is his second triumph in the competition.