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The second edition of the “POB IV for Parents – New Ideas” competition is launched

Category: Calls for proposals, New Ideas

On Monday, March 4, a competition for research projects intended for parents returning to research work after childcare breaks opened. The competition is aimed at UW employees and doctoral students. The deadline for accepting applications is April 8.

The “POB IV for Parents” competition organised by the Priority Research Area IV “The Humanities: Crossing Borders, Extending Capabilities” within the “Excellence Initiative – Research University” Programme is aimed towards researchers in the humanities disciplines returning to work after breaks due to childcare.

Following the success of the first edition, in which 12 out of 14 submitted projects were funded, we are opening the second edition of the competition. The amount of funding awarded for projects in 2022 is almost PLN 800 000, and we are allocating a similar pool of funds for this year’s competition. The first edition of the competition yielded the intended results in the form of groundbreaking, interdisciplinary research described in articles submitted to prestigious journals, as well as grant applications for long-term, international projects.

The problem of a hindered return to academic work affects both contracted and doctoral students at the UW, and targeting the competition at fathers as well is an important step in equalising opportunities for women and men in science by equalizing the facilities available to women and men and thus increasing gender equality in combining childcare with an academic career.

The “POB IV for Parents” competition is part of the equality measures undertaken by the University of Warsaw as part of the Gender Equality Plan for the UW, where it corresponds to objectives two “Supporting the development of women’s scientific careers” and four “Facilitating the combination of work and family life”, and also responds to the measures declared in the HR Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) as part of HR Excellence in Research.

We strongly encourage you to participate in the competition.

Detailed information about the competition

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