Announcement of the call for proposals - ETIUDA 7

ETIUDA is a funding opportunity intended for doctoral students

Pursuant to Article 18 (5) and Article 26 of the Act on the National Science Centre of 30 April 2010 (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 947, as amended) and NCN Council Resolution No 109/2018 of 8 November 2018, the Council of the National Science Centre hereby announces the ETIUDA 7 call for proposals for doctoral scholarships. 

  • Proposals under the ETIUDA 7  call shall be submitted in an electronic format only via the OSF system at
  • A proposal shall be deemed electronically submitted when its status in the OSF system changes to “submitted” [wysłany]. The applicant shall be responsible for verifying whether his/her proposal has been submitted correctly. 

The call for proposals is addressed to persons without a doctorate degree, who are successful in research and have embarked or will embark on a doctorate by 30 April 2019. Successful candidates shall earn a doctorate degree within 12 months of completing the scholarship programme but not earlier than 6 months after the beginning of the scholarship programme.

Duration: a scholarship programme of 6 to 12 months and compulsory foreign fellowship of 3 to 6 months, which shall be completed in a research institution located in a country from the list specified by the NCN during the scholarship programme under the ETIUDA 7 call or 12 months thereafter.

Evaluation criteria:

  • research under the scholarship must include basic research;
  • research achievements of the applicant;
  • quality of research, including the level of expertise of the research;
  • appropriate choice of the foreign fellowship location;
  • preparation of the proposal.

Evaluation procedure: two-stage merit-based evaluation. First stage: evaluation by two members of the Expert Team and decision of the Expert Team to qualify the applicant for the second stage of evaluation. Second stage: interview with the applicant.  


  • Scholarship of PLN 4,500 per month for the period of 6 to 12 months;
  • PLN 12,000 per month, multiplied by the percentage correction rate set for a given country, to cover the costs of staying at a foreign research institution; and
  • PLN 1,000 to PLN 10,000, depending on the distance between the applicant’s place of residence, to cover the cost of return travel of the applicant to the foreign research institution.

Call timeline

ETIUDA 7 – call documentation:   

  1. NCN Council Resolution on the terms of conducting the ETIUDA 7 call for proposals – text
  2. List of countries where foreign fellowship can be planned under the ETIUDA 7  call for proposals – text
  3. Flat-rate funds to cover the cost of travel of a candidate for a foreign fellowship under the ETIUDA 7 call for proposals – text
  4. Data required in the proposal for funding of a doctoral fellowship under the ETIUDA 7 call for proposals – text
  5. Regulations of awarding funding for the implementation of research tasks funded by the National Science Centre – text
  6. Principles of evaluating proposals submitted under the ETIUDA call for proposals (excerpt from Annex No 1/VIII to the Regulations) – text
  7. Costs in research projects funded by the National Science Centre (excerpt from Annex No 2 to the Regulations) – text
  8. NCN Panels – text
  9. Code of the National Science Centre on Research Integrity and Applying for Research Funding – text
  10. Recommendations of the NCN Council with regard to research involving human subjects – text

ETIUDA 7 – main changes

PLEASE NOTE: On 5 July 2018, the NCN Council adopted new discipline panels (containing disciplines or groups of disciplines) attached to NCN Council Resolution No 66/2018. Please, read it carefully - text

Furthermore, please read the detailed call documentation and information for applicants– text

Instructions for submitting proposals under the ETIUDA 7 call


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