Foundation for Polish Science - TEAM programme

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    Foundation for Polish Science
    Mobility Incoming
    To be announced in the 2nd quarter of 2018
    Formal sciences
    Natural sciences
    Professions and applied sciences
    Social sciences
    Established Researcher (R3) (Researchers who have developed a level of independence)
    Leading Researcher (R4) (Researchers leading their research area or field)


The TEAM programme offers grants for international-level breakthrough research conducted by outstanding scientists working in research teams. Scientists with a body of work that is recognized in the world and original scientific achievements may apply.

What is funded

Funding can be obtained for R&D projects that contribute to solving the most important scientific problems on a global scale or responding to important challenges facing contemporary society. The results of the projects should influence the country’s social-economic development and fit within the scope of National Smart Specialisations [NSS]. In exceptional cases, using a preference for NSS, the Foundation may award funding to projects on subjects not mentioned in NSS if they have substantial application potential or could help solve an important socio-economic problem.

Participation of a foreign scientific partner in the research is also mandatory.


The TEAM programme offer grants worth approx. EUR 850 k. Funding is awarded for a period of 3 years (with the possibility of extension for another 2 years). These funds can be allocated, among other things, to salaries, stipends, training and internships under personnel development as well as covering the many other costs connected with R&D work, including tasks that are contracted out (sub-contracting).


Funding is awarded for a period of 3 years (with the possibility of extension for another 2 years).


Eligible applicants are those researchers (regardless of nationality) who have at least a PhD degree as well as research experience confirmed by international achievements, who intend to include young researchers – students, PhD students or young doctors (postdocs) – in their team.

For the duration of the project, the project manager (principal investigator; PI) shall be employed at the unit, with a commitment of at least 50% of a full-time employment for the purposes of project realisation. In justified cases the applicant may apply for lower commitment for project realisation (but no less than 30% of full-time employment). In such cases the application has to include extra information and documents related to the deputy project manager (deputy-PI) permanently overseeing the team’s work. If the project will be carried out by a scientific-industrial consortia, the applicant has to assign at least 50% of full-time employment to the project and may not appoint a deputy.


The programme is co-financed with the support of the Smart Growth Operational Programme (PO IR).




Team Programme Competition Documentation (943.24 KB) TEAM leaflet (420.44 KB)


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