September 2021

Dear Readers,
we are pleased to inform you that the first MSCA POLONEZ BIS call is open! From now until 15 December 2021 you are able to submit your proposals.

If you are still looking for a host institution in Poland or the incoming researcher to invite make sure to visit the programme’s Partner Search Tool and publish your own Expression of Interest. In order to find out if you are eligible, read updated Guide for Applicants.

In this issue, we also invite you to read interviews with research partners (mentors) from previous POLONEZ calls and to get inspired by their stories. If you missed the webinar for host institutions scroll down for links to the video and presentation.

Last but not least, save the date for the webinar for applicants on 26 October at 3:00 pm – the registration for the event will start at the beginning of October.

We welcome all feedback, comments and suggestions of topics you’d like to see in future newsletters. Just give us a shout at

POLONEZ BIS Coordination Team



The first call launched!

We are pleased to announce that the first POLONEZ BIS call is already open! Check out the full call text.

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Webinar for host institutions 

Have you missed the information webinar for institutions interested in hosting researchers under POLONEZ BIS? You can watch it now!

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From ‘fast-food’ bears to shaping nature conservation policies in Europe

“POLONEZ has contributed to improving the research capacity of the Institute of Nature Conservation of Polish Academy of Sciences, as well as to its excellence and competitiveness”, says Prof. Nuria Selva, from the Institute of Nature Conservation PAS.

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POLONEZ Fellowships boost the research potential of the University of Warsaw

As many as 22 out of more than one hundred POLONEZ Fellows have joined research teams at the University of Warsaw, which makes it the programme’s largest institutional partner. What kind of impact have they had on the University?

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POLONEZ BIS has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement no 945339

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