International Cooperation

The Polish Academy of Sciences collaborates with foreign partner institutions and participates in the activities of world research organisations. We are proud to collaborate with more than 60 international organisations or networks and more than 70 foreign academies of science and equivalent organisations from Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa.

While developing international academic cooperation based on the principle of partnership and benefit of all participants, the Polish Academy of Sciences consolidates both traditional bilateral contacts, and multilateral relations implemented in an increasing number of research projects conducted by all-European organisations. Simultaneously, taking into account the growing importance of international research, the Polish Academy of Sciences develops its centers abroad, as well as its international research units in Poland.

Apart from being active participants of the collaboration resulting from central international cooperation agreements, the PAS research units also conduct their own cooperation with foreign partners. Our Institutes collaborate with nearly 3000  foreign partners, pursuing more than a 1000 joint research projects per year.Our scientists conduct research from pole to pole: the Institute of Geophysics conducts research at Hornsund Polish Polar Station on Spitsbergen, while the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Department of Antarctic Biology, maintains a year-round research station and monitors the environment of East Antarctica.

AUSTRIA

Partner institution: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Austrian Academy of Sciences, ÖAW); www.oeaw.ac.at 
Forms of cooperation: exchange of scientists, joint projects, study visits
Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions

Fields of cooperation: all areas

Visits to Austria: based on an invitation issued by the institute or a member of the host academy

Deadline for submitting proposals for joint projects: applications are accepted on an ongoing basis (only in electronic form to bwz@pan.pl) after prior contact with the International Cooperation Department of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Contact person: Joanna Szwedowska-Kotlińska

BELGIUM

Partner institution: F.R.S. - FNRS - Fonds de la recherche scientifique/ Found for Scientific Research; www.fnrs.be
Forms of cooperation: joint projects
Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions - until 2019, in the new call for the next years only for PAS scientists

Fields of cooperation: all areas
Deadline for submitting proposals for joint projects 2020-2022: tbc.; under discussion
Visits to Belgium: based on the application for the exchange quota within the exchange program submitted to the PAS
Contact person: Jolanta Krześniak
Partner institution: FWO - Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen/ Research Foundation - Flanders; www.fwo.be
Forms of cooperation: joint projects
Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions - until 2019, in the new call for the next years only for PAS scientists
Fields of cooperation: all areas
Deadline for submitting proposals for joint projects: 2021 (only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl)
Visits to Belgium: based on the application for the exchange quota within the exchange program submitted to PAS
Contact person: Jolanta Krześniak

BELARUS

Partner institution: NASB - National Academy of Sciences of Belarus; www.nasb.gov.by

Forms of cooperation: exchange of scientists (priority for visits related to the implementation of projects agreed by PAS and NASB), study visits, participation in seminars and other undertakings agreed by both Academies
Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions
Fields of cooperation: social sciences, humanities, exact and engineering, protection of the Białowieża forest resources
Visits to Belarus: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals for joint projects: 30 August 2019 (call for projects for the years 2020-2022)

Contact person:  Janusz Larek

BULGARIA

Partner institution: BAS - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; www.bas.bg
Forms of cooperation: exchange of scientists, joint projects, study visits, participation in seminars and other undertakings agreed by both Academies
Offer: addressed to all scientists from the Polish scientific institutions

Fields of cooperation: social sciences, humanities, exact and engineering sciences
Visits to Bulgaria: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals of joint projects: call for projects for the years 2021-2023 planned for the second half of 2020
Contact personKatarzyna Faustman

CHINA

Partner institution: CAS - Chinese Academy of Sciences; www.english.cas.cn
Forms of cooperation: exchange of scientists, study visits, participation in seminars and other undertakings agreed by the both Academies
Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions
Fields of cooperation: mathematics, physics, chemistry, earth and engineering sciences

Visits to China: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals: applications are accepted at the turn of October and November, and additionally (under an unused limit) on a continuous basis (only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl) after prior contact with the International Cooperation Department of the PAS

Contact person: Joanna Szwedowska-Kotlińska

Partner institution: CASS - Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; www.casseng.cssn.cn

Forms of cooperation: exchange of scientists, study visits, participation in seminars and other undertakings agreed by the contract partners
Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions
Fields of cooperation: humanities and social sciences
Visits to China: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals: applications are accepted at the turn of October and November, and additionally (under the unused limit) on a continuous basis (only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl) after prior contact with the International Cooperation Department of the PAS

Contact person: Joanna Szwedowska-Kotlińska

Partner institution: SASS - Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences; www.english.sass.org.cn
Forms of cooperation: exchange of scientists, study visits, participation in seminars and other undertakings agreed by the contract partners
Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions
Fields of cooperation: humanities and social sciences
Visits to China: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals: applications are accepted at the turn of October and November, and additionally (under the unused limit) on a continuous basis (only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl) after prior contact with the International Cooperation Department of the PAS

Contact person: Joanna Szwedowska-Kotlińska

CROATIA

Partner institution: HAZU - Hrvatska Akademija Znanosti i Umjetnosti/ Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts; www.info.hazu.hr
Forms of cooperation: exchange of scientist, study visits, participation in seminars and other undertakings agreed by the contract partners

Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions upon invitation from HAZU’s institutes

Fields of cooperation: all areas

Visits to Croatia: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals: applications are accepted at the turn of October and November, and additionally (under the unused limit) on a continuous basis (only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl) after prior contact with the International Cooperation Department of the PAS

Contact person: Joanna Szwedowska-Kotlińska

CZECH REPUBLIC

Partner institution: AV ČR - Akademie věd České republiky/Czech Academy of Sciences;  www.avcr.cz

Forms of cooperation: joint projects, study visits
Offer: addressed only to the researchers from the scientific units of the PAS

Fields of cooperation: all areas
Deadline for submitting proposals for joint projects: 31 May 2019 (call for projects for the years 2020-2022)
Visits to the Czech Republic: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to PAS
Contact person: Jolanta Krześniak

EGYPT

Partner institution: ASRT - Academy of Scientific Research & Technology; www.asrt.sci.eg
Forms of cooperation: exchange of scientists, study visits, participation in seminars and other undertakings agreed by the contract partners

Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions
Fields of cooperation: all areas
Visits to Egypt: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals: applications are accepted at the turn of October and November, and additionally (under the unused limit) on a continuous basis (only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl) after prior contact with the International Cooperation Department of the PAS

Contact person: Joanna Szwedowska-Kotlińska

ESTONIA

Partner institution: EAS - Eesti Teaduste Akadeemia/ Estonian Academy of Sciences; www.akadeemia.ee

Forms of cooperation: exchange of scientists (priority for visits related to the implementation of projects agreed by both Academies), study visits, participation in seminars and other undertakings agreed by both Academies
Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions
Fields of cooperation: social sciences, humanities, exact and engineering sciences
Visits to Estonia: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals for joint projects: call for projects for 2022-2024 is planned for the second half of 2021

Contact person:  Janusz Larek

FRANCE

Partner institution: CNRS - Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique/ National Center for Scientific Research; www.cnrs.fr
Forms of cooperation: PICS projects; LEA / LIA, GDR / GDRI programs, joint scientific workshops taking place alternately in France and PolandOffer: addressed to researchers from the PAS; all activities must be initiated by scientists from the Polish Academy of Sciences

Fields of cooperation: all areas

Visits to France: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS

Deadline for submitting proposals for joint projects: PICS - there is no deadline in 2019 yet; LIA, GDRI - no deadline

Contact person: Jolanta Krześniak

GEORGIA

Partner institution: GNAS - Georgian National Academy of Sciences; www.science.org.ge
Forms of cooperation: exchange of scientists  
Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions

Fields of cooperation: all areas

Visits to Georgia: each visit is arranged individually

Deadline for submitting proposals: applications are accepted at the turn of October and November, only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl,  after prior contact with the International Cooperation Department of the PAS

Contact person: Jolanta Krześniak

GERMANY

Partner institution: DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft/ German Research Foundation; www.dfg.de
Forms of cooperation: exchange of researchers, study visits, participation in seminars within the projects financed by DFG

Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions
Fields of cooperation: all areas

Visits to Germany: only as part of a joint project approved by the PAS and DFG (two different applications must be submitted in both institutions in accordance with the internal procedures of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the DFG)

Deadline for submitting proposals: applications are accepted on an ongoing basis (only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl)

Contact person: Joanna Szwedowska-Kotlińska

HUNGARY

Partner institution: MTA - Magyar Tudományos Akadémia/ Hungarian Academy of Sciences; www.mta.hu
Forms of cooperation: joint projects, study visits (about 20 days per year)
Offer: addressed only to the researchers from the scientific units of the PAS

Fields of cooperation: all areas

Visits to Hungary: based on the division of quota prepared by the Hungarian side

Deadline for submitting proposals for joint projects: 30 September 2019 (call for projects for the years 2020-2022) applications only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl, applications for individual visits are accepted on a continuous basis after prior contact with the International Cooperation Department of the PAS

Contact personRenata Kuskowska

INDIA

Partner institution: INSA - Indian National Science Academy; www.insaindia.res.in
Forms of cooperation: exchange of scientists, study visits, participation in seminars and other undertakings agreed by both Academies

Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions
Fields of cooperation: mathematics, physics, chemistry, earth and engineering sciences,

Visits to India: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals: applications are accepted at the turn of October and November, and additionally (under the unused limit) on a continuous basis (only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl) after prior contact with the International Cooperation Department of the PAS

Contact person: Joanna Szwedowska-Kotlińska

IRAN

Partner institution: IAS -  Academy of Sciences of the Islamic Republic of Iran; www.ias.ac.ir

Forms of cooperation: joint programs and research projects, workshops, exchange of scientists and information

Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions

Fields of cooperation: all areas
Visits to Iran: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS

Contact person:  Janusz Larek

ISRAEL

Partner institution: IASH - Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities; www.academy.ac.il
Forms of cooperation: exchange of researchers, study visits, participation in seminars and other undertakings agreed by both Academies

Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions
Fields of cooperation: all areas

Visits to Israel: based on the application for the exchange quota within the exchange program submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals: applications are accepted at the turn of October and November, and additionally (under the unused limit) on a continuous basis (only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl) after prior contact with the International Cooperation Department of the PAS

Contact person: Joanna Szwedowska-Kotlińska

ITALY

Partner institution: CNR - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche/ National Research Council of Italy; www.cnr.it
Forms of cooperation: joint mobility projects
Offer: addressed only to the researchers from the scientific units of the PAS
Fields of cooperation: all areas
Deadline for submitting project proposals: June 2019 (for the years 2020-2022)

Contact personRenata Kuskowska

Partner institution ANL - Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei/ Lincei Academy; www.lincei.it
Forms of cooperation: study visits within the annual quota of 21 days
Offer: addressed only to the researchers from the scientific units of the PAS
Fields of cooperation: all areas
Visits to Italy: call for application for study visits is announced at the beginning of each year
Deadline for submitting applications for study visits: 30 April 2019
Contact personRenata Kuskowska

JAPAN

Partner institution: JSPS - Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences, www.jsps.go.jp/english/

Forms of cooperation: visits under the projects agreed by both institutions, participation in seminars

Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions
Fields of cooperation: all areas

Visits to Japan: only in connection with the implementation of joint projects approved jointly by PAS and JSPS based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals: 30 August 2019 - for joint projects 2020-2021 (only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl)

Contact person: Joanna Szwedowska-Kotlińska

LITHUANIA

Partner institution: LMA - Lietuvos mokslų akademija/ Lithuanian Academy of Sciences; www.lma.lt

Forms of cooperation: exchange of scientists (priority for visits related to the implementation of projects agreed by both Academies), study visits, participation in seminars and other undertakings agreed by the both Academies
Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions
Fields of cooperation: social sciences, humanities, exact and engineering sciences
Visits to Lithuania: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals for joint projects: 20 September 2019 (for the years 2020-2022)

Contact person:  Janusz Larek

LATVIA

Partner institution: LZA -  Latvijas Zinātņu akadēmija/ Latvian Academy of Sciences; www.lza.lv

Forms of cooperation: exchange of scientists (priority for visits related to the implementation of projects agreed by both Academies), study visits, participation in seminars and other undertakings agreed by both Academies
Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions
Fields of cooperation: social sciences, humanities, exact, and  engineering sciences
Visits to Latvia: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals for joint projects: call for projects for 2021-2023 is planned in the second half of 2020

Contact person:  Janusz Larek

MONTENEGRO

Partner institution: CANU - Crnogorska Akademija Nauka i Umjetnosti/ Montenengrin Academy of Sciences and Arts; www.canuorg.me
Forms of cooperation: exchange of scientists, study visits, joint conferences, symposia, workshops

Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions
Fields of cooperation: all areas
Visits to Montenegro: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals: applications are accepted at the turn of October and November, and additionally (under the unused limit) on a continuous basis (only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl) after prior contact with the International Cooperation Department of the PAS

Contact person: Joanna Szwedowska-Kotlińska

MOLDOVA

Partner institution: ASM - Academy of Sciences of Moldova; www.asm.md
Forms of cooperation: exchange of scientists, study visits, participation in seminars and other forms agreed by both Academies
Offer: scientists from institutes other than PAS can carry out visits only after the Partner’s approval
Fields of cooperation: social sciences, humanities, exact and engineering sciences
Visits to Moldova: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals of joint projects: call for projects for the years 2022-2024 planned for the second half of 2021
Contact person: Katarzyna Faustman

MONGOLIA

Scientific partner: MAS - Mongolian Academy of Sciences; www.mas.ac.mn
Forms of cooperation: exchange of scientists, study visits, participation in seminars and other undertakings agreed by both Academies
Offer: scientists from institutes other than PAS can carry out visits only after the Partner’s approval
Fields of cooperation: natural sciences (biology, botany, chemistry, traditional medicine, paleontology), social sciences (sociology, international relations, history)
Visits to Mongolia: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals of joint projects: call for projects for the years 2022-2024 planned for the second half of 2021
Contact personKatarzyna Faustman

NORTH MACEDONIA

Partner institution: MASA - Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts; www.manu.edu.mk
Forms of cooperation: exchange of researchers, study visits, participation in seminars and other undertakings agreed by both Academies

Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions
Fields of cooperation: all areas

Visits to North Macedonia: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals: applications are accepted at the turn of October and November, and additionally (under the unused limit) on a continuous basis (only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl) after prior contact with the International Cooperation Department of the PAS

Contact person: Joanna Szwedowska-Kotlińska

ROMANIA

Partner institution: AR - Academia Română/ Romanian Academy; www.acad.ro
Forms of cooperation: exchange of scientists (priority for visits related to the implementation of projects approved by both Academies), study visits, participation in seminars and other undertakings agreed by both Academies

Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions

Fields of cooperation: all areas
Visits to Romania: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals for joint projects: call for projects foreseen in 2021; for study visits, applications are accepted at the end of October and November, and additionally (under the unused limit) on a continuous basis (only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl) after prior contact with the Cooperation International Department
Contact person: Jolanta Krześniak

SERBIA

Partner institution: SANU - Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts; www.sanu.ac.rs
Forms of cooperation: exchange of researchers, study visits, participation in seminars and other undertakings agreed by both Academies

Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions
Fields of cooperation: all areas

Visits to Serbia: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals: applications are accepted at the turn of October and November, and additionally (under the unused limit) on a continuous basis (only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl) after prior contact with the International Cooperation Department of the PAS

Contact person: Joanna Szwedowska-Kotlińska

SLOVAKIA

Scientific partner: SAV - Slovenská akadémia vied/ Slovak Academy of Sciences; www.sav.sk
Forms of cooperation: exchange of scientists, study visits, participation in seminars and other undertakings agreed by both Academies
Offer: scientists from institutes other than PAS can carry out visits only after the Partner’s approval
Fields of cooperation: social sciences, humanities, exact and engineering sciences
Visits to Slovakia: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals of joint projects: call for projects for the years 2022-2024 planned for the second half of 2021
Contact personKatarzyna Faustman

SLOVENIA

Partner institution: SAZU - Slovenska akademija znanosti in umetnosti/ Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts; www.sazu.si
Forms of cooperation: exchange of researchers, study visits, participation in seminars and other undertakings agreed by both Academies

Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions
Fields of cooperation: all areas

Visits to Slovenia: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals: applications are accepted at the turn of October and November, and additionally (under the unused limit) on a continuous basis (only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl) after prior contact with the International Cooperation Department of the PAS

Contact person: Joanna Szwedowska-Kotlińska

SWEDEN

Partner institution: Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities; www.vitterhetsakad.se
Forms of cooperation: exchange of researchers, study visits, participation in seminars and other undertakings agreed by both Academies

Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions
Fields of cooperation: humanities and social sciences

Visits to Sweden: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals: applications are accepted at the turn of October and November, and additionally (under the unused limit) on a continuous basis (only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl) after prior contact with the International Cooperation Department of the PAS

Contact person: Joanna Szwedowska-Kotlińska

TAIPEI

Partner institution: MOST - Ministry of Science and Technology; www.most.gov.tv

Forms of cooperation: visits only within the projects agreed by both institutions, participation in seminars

Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions
Fields of cooperation: all areas

Visits to Taiwan: only in connection with the implementation of joint projects approved jointly by PAS and MOST, based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals for joint projects:  30 August 2019 (for the years 2020-2021) only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl

Contact person: Joanna Szwedowska-Kotlińska

UKRAINE

Partner institution: NASU - National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; www.nas.gov.ua

Forms of cooperation: exchange of scientists (priority for visits related to the implementation of projects agreed by both Academies), study visits, participation in seminars and other undertakings agreed by both Academies
Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions
Fields of cooperation: social sciences, humanities, exact and engineering sciences
Visits to Ukraine: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals for joint projects: call for projects for the years 2021-2023 is planned in the second half of 2020

Contact person: Janusz Larek

UNITED KINGDOM

Partner institution: RSE - Royal Society of Edinburgh; www.rse.org.uk
Forms of cooperation: exchange of scientists and other research undertakings

Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions

Fields of cooperation: all areas
Visits to Scotland: based on the application for a study visit submitted to the PAS

Deadline for the submission of applications: applications are accepted on a continuous basis (only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl) after prior contact with the International Cooperation Department of the PAS

Contact personRenata Kuskowska

VIETNAM

Partner institution: VAST - Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology; www.vast.ac.vn
Forms of cooperation: projects agreed by both Academies, participation in seminars

Offer: addressed to all scientists from Polish scientific institutions
Fields of cooperation: mathematics, physics, chemistry, earth, and engineering sciences

Visits to Vietnam: only in connection with the implementation of joint projects agreed by PAS and VAST based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals: 5 September 2019 for joint projects 2020-2021 (only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl)

Contact person: Joanna Szwedowska-Kotlińska

Partner institution: VASS - Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences; www.en.vass.gov.vn

Forms of cooperation: under the projects agreed by both Academies, participation in seminars
Offer: scientists from institutes other than PAS can carry out visits only after the Partner’s approval
Fields of cooperation: humanities and social sciences 

Visits to Vietnam: based on the application for the exchange quota submitted to the PAS
Deadline for submitting proposals: applications are accepted at the turn of October and November, and additionally (under the unused limit) on a continuous basis (only in electronic form to the address bwz@pan.pl) after prior contact with the International Cooperation Department of the PAS
Contact person: Joanna Szwedowska-Kotlińska