NCN searching for research institutions ready to establish Dioscuri Centres of Scientific Excellence

Thursday, 14 June 2018

The National Science Centre invites Polish research institutions to declare commitment as potential Host Institutions to Dioscuri Centres of Scientific Excellence. Applications for establishing Dioscuri Centres may come from basic organisational units and research centres of higher education institutions, research units of the Polish Academy of Sciences, research institutes, international research institutes established on the territory of Poland, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, other research institutions established on the territory of Poland.

The deadline for submissions expires on 5th November 2018.

Full text of the announcement:

  • Call announcement for Polish research institutions to submit proposals for establishing Dioscuri Centres of Scientific Excellence – text
  • Registration form – text

Submissions meeting the formal requirements will be published alongside the Dioscuri call announcement, thus helping researchers find the right research institution in Poland.

Researchers will be able to choose an institution from beyond the published list, provided that the institution meets the formal requirements and will commit to satisfy the basic conditions specified in the announcement.

Dioscuri is an initiative by the Max Planck Society (MPG), intended to establish Centres of Scientific Excellence in Central and Eastern Europe. The Centres will enable outstanding researchers to carry out top level research at research institutions in this part of Europe.

For details of the Dioscuri programme and all formal requirements, see the Dioscuri web-page.


Marcin Liana, tel. 12 341 9161

Małgorzata Jacobs, tel. 12 341 9173

The results of the first Dioscuri call will be announced in September 2018.