ETIUDA: doctoral scholarship

ETIUDA is a funding opportunity intended for PhD candidates

Applicant:a PhD candidate with a commenced registration and conferment procedure for a doctoral degree. The awardee is obliged to obtain a PhD degree within 12 months of completing the scholarship but not earlier than six months since the commencement of the funding.

Duration: 12 months, and 3-6 months for completing an internship in a research institution outside of Poland, which may be completed during the 12 month scholarship or within 12 months thereafter.

Evaluation criteria:

  • proposals from within NCN Panels, involving basic research,
  • scientific excellence of the carried out research,
  • the research portfolio of the Principal Investigator, e.g. participation in national and international internships, publications,
  • appropriate choice of the scholarship host instutution outside of Poland.

At the second stage the authors of the best applications will be invited for an interview which will be carried out in Polish. 


  • monthly salary of PLN 3000 for the period of 12 months,
  • PLN 9000 per month for a 3-6 month internship abroad (including travel allowance).

Application: written in Polish

Call for proposals: once a year

Detailed information on the ETIUDA funding scheme (Polish only).