Copernicus Award for Polish and German Researchers, 2017

Copernicus Award is open for Polish and German researchers funded by Foundation for Polish Science and German Research Foundation. The award is available in all fields of science and the humanities.

The purpose of the Copernicus Award is to recognize researchers active in Polish-German scientific cooperation who have made exceptional achievements as a result of that cooperation.

The Foundation for Polish Science has been in operation since 1991. It is a non-governmental, non-political, non-profit institution which pursues the mission of supporting science

Course Level: The award is available to pursue the research programme.

Study Subject: The award is available in all fields of science and the humanities.

Scholarship Award: The prize money of €200,000 is donated in equal shares by the DFG and the FNP, and the award is divided equally among the two recipients. Funds should be used to further advance Polish-German research cooperation.

Numbers of Scholarships:  Not known

Scholarship can be taken in Poland and Germany

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • To be eligible, candidates must have at least a doctoral degree, lead a research team at a Polish or German academic institution, and be engaged in ongoing research projects.

Nationality:  Polish and German applicants are eligible for the award.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement:  Applicants must have doctoral degree.

English Language Requirement: The candidate should have a very good command over the English language.

Research Scholarship

How to apply: Applicants can apply through the online processor.

  • An appraisal (description of achievements with regard to German-Polish scientific cooperation).
  • Curricula vitae in tabular form.
  • A list of up to ten joint research publications.
  • An additional independent letter of reference for each pair of scientists when the nomination is submitted by a third party, two independent letters of reference for self-nominations.

Online application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 17, 2017.

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