For young researchers

The Kosciuszko Institute and CYBERSEC nurture young experts. We carry out and support both internship programmes and thematic projects such as CYBERSEC Young Leaders or Girls Go Cyber. We bring young researchers in analytic work conducted in the Institute in collaboration with leading experts in a given field. The Institute is frequently the place where budding researchers publish their work for the first time or take part as Institute affiliates in expert and scholarly conferences.

Being an independent and non-governmental organisation, we offer young scholars help in research projects conducted under the programmes listed below. On a grant-by-grant basis we provide tutelage or include the research project in the Institute’s activities.

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Name Operator Level More info Short description Project length
Preludium NCN PhD candidates PhD thesis-related research grant 12–36 months
Preludium Bis NCN PhD candidates Call for research proposals for students in doctoral schools 36–48 months
OPUS NCN PhD / professors Call for research teams, foreign research cooperation also supported 12–48 months
Implementation doctorate MNiSW PhD candidates E.g.: “Implementation doctorate II – AI” – this programme serves to support work on PhD theses by PhD candidates who conduct research on using AI in technological or social processes, including cybersecurity-related, whose output may be applied in the activities of the entities which employ the candidates. Sample offer SGH:
Homing FNP PhD / professor Return to Poland and conducting an academic/implementation project; the aim of the HOMING programme is to improve the human potential in the R&D sector by financing breakthrough projects designed as postdoctoral fellowships, carried out by young doctors (postdocs) from all over the world (regardless of nationality), with a special focus on the return to Poland of outstanding scientists of Polish descent, at research units or companies in Poland, working in the most innovative areas, with the involvement of a research partner.