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Project PROM for PhD students


The final call for the PROM project was released on Janury 9th, 2019. The project concerns international exchange of Ph.D. students and academic staff at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, including research visits of international students to Toruń. The funding for the project is provided by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange.

The aim of the PROM project is to increase the level of internationalization in research and education during Ph.D. studies at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (NCU) in the fields of astronomy, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, cognitive science and psychology. The project is carried out between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019 and consists of three main types of activities:

  • Co-funding of the participation of foreign Ph.D. students and invited lecturers in the interdisciplinary summer school in astrochemistry, quantum chemistry and precise spectroscopy, which will be organised on July 1-12, 2019, at the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Informatics NCU (The Toruń Astrophysics, Spectroscopy and Quantum Chemistry School, TASQ);
  • Co-funding of the active participation of Ph.D. students from NCU in international conferences related to the subject of doctoral theses, during which they will be obliged to present the results of their research in the form of a conference poster or presentation;
  • Co-funding of the participation of Ph.D. students in short international exchanges such as research internships, workshops, etc., which are closely related to the subjects of their Ph.D. theses; co-funding includes visits of NCU Ph.D. students abroad and internships of foreign Ph.D. students at NCU.

Participants of the project can obtain funding to cover the expenses of the accomodation and travel as well as to cover the participation fee in e.g., a conference (for NCU students going abroad).

The project involved two calls. The first call was closed on October 30th, 2018. There were 37 applications among PhD students; the Selection Committee awarded 18 PhD students willing to participate in 9 research stays and 9 conferences. Full list of laureates of the first call is available on the project website [link: https://www.fizyka.umk.pl/panel/wp-content/uploads/PROM_1st_recruitment_results_www.pdf]. The deadline for the second, final call in the project is January 25th, 2019. The results of the call will be announced on February 17th, 2019.

Applications in English by international students shall be sent by email to Dr. Justyna Cembrzyńska (j.cembrzynska@faj.org.pl; participation in the TASQ school) or Dr. Agata Karska (agata.karska@umk.pl; research stays).

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