About the fundraising campaign
The most talented young scientists need support at the start of their research career.
Some incentive is needed at the crucial stage in the life of every scientist, when they decide whether to continue their research work or abandon it. And this doesn’t mean just a decent salary. It’s also vital to say, “You’re heading in the right direction. You’re asking the right questions.” This is the role of the START stipends. Apart from money, we offer a prestigious distinction—often the first important recognition a young scientist receives. We value the efforts already made by stipend winners and motivate them to continue their work.
Sharing financial support for the START programme is an opportunity to offer young people a tangible vote of confidence. We can persuade them that while continuing at the university or taking up work in a research institute, they can also achieve their personal and professional goals. Any contribution, however modest, to future START programme stipend winners is meaningful to us.
Thanks to your support, we will be able to continue assisting the best applicants. Together we will create better working conditions for young scientists, and maybe spur them on to achieve success worthy of a Nobel Prize.
START programme in numbers:
26 years of implementation of the START programme
Over 2,900 stipend winners in the programme
PLN 3 million—the amount we award our stipend winners every year!
SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY HELPED.
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Become a benefactor
Do you want to help young researchers, but aren’t sure how? Just make a donation to our account.
Any contribution, however modest, to future START programme stipend winners is meaningful to us. All of the funds collected will be distributed to laureates of the programme. The Foundation will continue to cover all administrative costs.
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Foundation for Polish Science
ul I. Krasickiego 20/22
02-611 Warsaw, Poland
06 1090 1870 0000 0001 3538 5719
IBAN: PL06 1090 1870 0000 0001 3538 5719
Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. 50/O w Warszawie
ul. Puławska 62/64 02-603 Warsaw, Poland
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About the Foundation
We are a non-governmental organization supporting talented scientists and ambitious research projects. We want everyone to be able to take advantage of the results of the work of the finest Polish scientists. For 26 years we have fostered the most talented young scientists early in their research careers through the START programme. Each year stipends are awarded to 100 young researchers. The funds enable them to focus on scientific work and make a START in their research career.
Check what has happened recently.
The Foundation’s first-ever fundraising drive to benefit laureates of the START programme has concluded with total contributions of PLN 82,875. We are grateful to all the generous donors who joined the campaign under the motto “Support the most talented young...read more
Under the motto “Support the most talented young scientists” the Foundation for Polish Science has launched a campaign to raise funds for its stipend holders—laureates of the Foundation’s START programme. START, Poland’s largest stipend programme for young scientists,...read more