Ten Dioscuri Centres of Scientific Excellence will be established at Polish research institutions as a result of signing a framework agreement between the National Science Centre (NCN) and the Max Planck Society (MPG). The official signing took place on 4th July at the Wawel Castle in Krakow.
Dioscuri Centres of Scientific Excellence offer an opportunity to bring to Poland outstanding leader researchers, who will set up their research teams here. Selection of these leaders will follow a rigorous competition procedure, with international experts as referees, under the auspices of the renowned Max Planck Society. The same body of referees will later evaluate the progress of the teams’ work, said professor Marta Miączyńska, a member of the Council of the National Science Centre involved in the program’s launch.
The Centres will be established by outstanding scholars, selected in a series of international calls. The researchers and their respective scientific institutions will be able to compete for the opportunity in October 2017. The call will be concluded in 2018. In the pilot edition there will be up to three winners, thus to form first three Centres.
More information about the Dioscuri program you can find at the NCN site.