Polish Institute of Advanced Studies PIASt is an independent centre of research located in Warsaw. It offers a base for an international community of high-level scholars willing to devote themselves entirely to their research work, while being freed from their usual teaching and administration constraints.
To fulfil this goal the PIASt has initiated a researcher mobility programme, offering 5- or 10-month residencies in Warsaw. The fellowships are offered mainly to scholars active in the fields of the humanities and social sciences, but projects where these disciplines interface with life and exact sciences are also welcome.
The programme supports outstanding researchers from all regions of the world who want to pursue self-directed work in fine research conditions. They will form a small but stimulating community which will benefit from its multi-disciplinary composition, that enables free exchange of ideas and opinions in a spirit of cross-disciplinary dialogue.
The programme welcomes applications from researchers of high scientific standard. They may be both leading senior researchers and promising younger scholars who are offered an opportunity to devote themselves full-time to their research at the early stage of their careers. Applicants must all submit a research proposal, supported by evidence of their former achievements on the international stage, demonstrated by high quality publications. The Institute also welcomes applicants with an ability to build ties and collaborate with research institutions and individual researchers in Poland.
The PIASt selects applicants with regard to how interesting and innovative their research projects are, and to the quality of their scientific experience. We are open to a variety of research methods, including theory, analyses of original sources, and analyses of large secondary data sets. We seek candidates with a strong research background in their own discipline, but willing and able to develop research projects drawing on PIASt's interdisciplinary atmosphere and ready to take part in PIASt internal and external activities – seminars, workshops, etc.
Polish Institute of Advanced Studies PIASt invites applications for 5- or 10-month research fellowships, starting their residencies from October 2021 or March 2022.NB!
Candidates apply exclusively online; paper applications are not accepted.
Before applying, please read carefully all instructions below because late or incomplete applications will not be considered!
At the time of the application, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Poland for more than 6 months during the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date – October 31st 2020 (short stays such as holidays do not count).
Applications are open to active researchers at two stages of their careers:
- juniors/postdocs, who have obtained their PhD in the last 10 years and have subsequent working experience as researchers for at least three years prior to the application date (PhD training is not included in the calculation of research experience) – 4 fellowships;
- seniors/professors, who have minimum 10 years of full-time research experience after obtaining a PhD – 8 fellowships.
The Institute attaches great importance to the quality and fairness of the selection process. All applications go through a four-stage procedure:
1/ formal preselection i.e. checking the eligibility and completeness of documents by the Institute's staff;
2/ peer-reviewing by independent evaluators;
3/ ranking by the international Scientific Advisory Board responsible for the final selection of successful fellows;
4/ signing individual Stipendist Agreements.
The deadline for applications within this call is October 31st 2020. Late applications will not be considered.