Competition Opens for 2022 French-Polish Scientific Award

This prize of €30,000 is awarded to recognise the joint achievements of a scientist in France working collaboratively with a counterpart in Poland in any scientific field.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie French-Polish Scientific Award was created to highlight the benefits of scientific cooperation between France and Poland. It rewards a pair of scientists – one doing research in Poland, the other in France – for their joint research achievements that have strengthened scientific cooperation between the two countries.

This biennial prize was constituted by The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) and the French Academy of Sciences as part of the French-Polish Year of Science 2019. It is financed jointly by the Zygmunt Zaleski Foundation and the FNP.

Active members of the Polish and French scientific communities holding a doctoral degree may each nominate a pair of candidates. Self-nomination is permitted.

Each nomination shall refer jointly to two collaborating researchers, one working in Poland and the other working in France, each of whom must hold a doctoral degree. All scientific disciplines and fields of research are eligible.

The prize consists of €15,000 for each of the two laureates:

  • €5,000 as an individual prize.
  • €10,000 as a grant for continuing their scientific cooperation.

Nominations for the 2022 prize must be submitted to FNP by 28 February 2022.

The selection of laureates is carried out by a joint French-Polish award committee, with the winners expected to be announced in autumn 2022.

(This report was the subject of a RESEARCHconnect Newsflash.)