This website uses cookies more


Competition for the Polish-French Science Award – call for applications

Call for applications for the 2022 Maria Skłodowska and Pierre Curie Polish-French Science Award competition, which is organised by the Foundation for Polish Science together with the French Academy of Sciences, lasts until 28 February. The prize is co-financed by the FNP and the Zygmunt Zaleski Foundation.

The aim of the prize, established in 2019, is to highlight the benefits of Polish-French scientific cooperation. This year it will be awarded for the second time to a pair of collaborating scientists from Poland and France in recognition of their joint research achievements that contribute to enhancing scientific cooperation between the two countries.

The award is granted on the basis of nominations, including self-nominations. A pair of candidates can be nominated by any active representative of the Polish and French scientific community. Nominations may concern researchers representing all fields of science. The Prize is awarded through a competition. Laureates of the Prize will be selected by a Polish-French Jury appointed by the Foundation for Polish Science and the French Academy of Sciences.

Laureates will receive EURO 15 000 each, including EURO 5 000 as an individual award and EURO 10 000 as a subsidy for continuing scientific cooperation.

Applications will be accepted until 28 February 2022 at 16:00.

The announcement of the results and the award ceremony will take place in Paris in the autumn of 2022.

For details, please visit


The first competition for the Polish-French Science Prize was decided in 2019. The award was presented on 28 February 2020 in Warsaw. Exceptionally, two pairs of laureates were awarded: dr hab. Marcin Szwed from the Institute of Psychology at Jagiellonian University and prof. Laurent Cohen from the Institute for Brain and Spinal Cord Research (Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière, ICM), as well as prof. Jakub Zakrzewski from the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science at Jagiellonian University and dr hab. Dominique Delande from the National Centre for Scientific Research in France (CNRS). The first competition was carried out with the financial support of the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI).


Foundation for Polish Science exists since 1991 and is an independent, self-financing non-governmental non-profit institution which carries out the mission of supporting science. It is the largest extrabudgetary source of financing science in Poland. The statutory goals of the FNP include supporting outstanding scientists and research teams and activities aimed at transferring scientific achievements into business practice. The Foundation pursues them by awarding individual prizes and scholarships for scientists, granting subsidies for implementation of scientific achievements into economic practice, other forms of supporting important undertakings serving science (such as publishing programmes, conferences). The Foundation is also committed to supporting international scientific cooperation and increasing scientific independence of the young generation of scientists.

Published by: Maria Kozan

20 Jan 2022

last modification: 26 Jan 2022