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18 students and entry-level researchers will soon join the ranks of scholarship recipients within the framework of a programme targeted at the Ukrainian research community. The programme is an NCN initiative funded under the EEA and Norway Grants.

The special scholarship programme for PhD students and researchers was announced in July 2022, and the first winner list followed three months later in October. This group has now grown to include 18 more winners, who will study and work at Polish universities and research institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Julia Kharlan, private archiveJulia Kharlan, private archive Julia Kharlan studies magnetic materials as a PhD candidate at the Institute of Magnetism of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. She is a winner of the Ukrainian Prime Minister’s scholarship for young researchers and has already participated in international research projects. Her NCN scholarship will put her under the wings of Professor Maciej Krawczyk from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (UAM). “The group I will work with at UAM is one of the world’s strongest teams in the physics of magnetism, especially magnonics”, says Kharlan. She has already collaborated with the group since 2019 and worked in a project coordinated by Professor Olena Tartakivska, entitled “Statics and Dynamics of 3D Magnetisation Structures – Theory and Simulations (3DMATEX)”, which was funded by the NCN from the EEA and Norway Funds under the POLS scheme. In January 2023, Kharlan was appointed as a contractor under a grant entitled “Low-loss Current- and Flux quanta-controlled Magnonics”, coordinated by Dr hab. Jarosław Kłos, professor at the UAM. “We will be working on a new theme in the field of superconductivity”, Kharlan explains.

Orysia Vira, private archiveOrysia Vira, private archive Orysia Vira will be hosted by the Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences. “The programme will be an excellent opportunity for me to join the academic life of the Institute and build an international network of contacts I can use in the future”, Vira says. The young researcher is a PhD candidate at the Catholic University of Ukraine and has previously worked as a digital history teacher. She is finishing up her PhD dissertation on the emergence of urban space names in pre-modern Lviv. In 2019, she started a cooperation with Dr Jakub Wysmułek from ISP PAS under his grant entitled “Principles, Patterns and Practices of Everyday Multi-confessional Coexistence in Lviv at the turn of the 16th and 17th Century” . “I am very happy that Orysia Vira won the NCN scholarship for young Ukrainian researchers. Under the current circumstances, it will be of great help to her, and will also provide a formal framework and funding for our further cooperation”, says Dr Wysmułek. Their collaboration will focus on the analysis of historical sources, especially those written in Latin. “My digital humanities skills will also help us present or visualise important data on coexistence within multi-confessional communities in medieval towns”, Vira adds.

Veronika Gladyshko, private archiveVeronika Gladyshko, private archive Veronika Gladyshko studies veterinary medicine at the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine. In 2019, she attended an international student conference at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences and will now join projects run by Dr hab. Lucjan Witkowski, professor at the Independent Department of Epidemiology and Veterinary Economics, which focus on the epidemiology of infectious diseases in horses, with the aim of developing new diagnostic tests and assessing resistance to antimicrobial agents. The young researcher will also be working with other scientists from the same university, who specialise in issues such as ruminant diseases. She will participate in lab analyses, help in fieldwork and collect samples from farms throughout Poland.

The scholarship programme for Ukrainian students and entry-level researchers is funded from the EEA and Norway Grants within the framework of a Bilateral Cooperation Fund. Its terms and conditions have been approved by the donors, i.e. the Research Council of Norway and the Joint Committee for Bilateral Fund (JCBF).

The initial budget was 1.2 million zlotys. More scholarships could be awarded because the donors decided to allocate an additional sum of 215 thousand euro to the programme.

The scholarships will be paid for a period of 6 to 12 months, and the maximum amount applicants could request under the call was 5,000 zlotys per month per each student or researcher.

The largest group will continue their studies and research at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

The full list of host institutions.

For more information, go to:

Announcement of the scholarship programme

Call announcement

Call results, part 1

More information on the NCN support for researchers from Ukraine can be found on the NCN website