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The Jagiellonian University is seeking to develop collaborative funding proposals with experienced researchers for submission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (IF) programme (Horizon 2020). The goal of MSCA IF is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility.

Eligibility criteria for MSCA IF researcher:

  • Experienced Researcher (ER) must, at the deadline for the submission of the proposal, be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.
  • Mobility rule: the researcher must not have resided or carried out her/his main activity (work, studies) in the country of the host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for submission of proposal.

Thematic areas

  • All topics related with ethics and social/political philosophy, although there is special interests in: decision theory and ethics; justice in healthcare; the ethics of war; moral psychology; medical ethics and bioethics - supervisor: PhD Tomasz Żuradzki
  • How belief systems, ideologies, values, and worldviews can inspire populist uprisings and radicalization (protest, certain voting behavior, prejudice) – Prof. Małgorzata Kossowska
  • Why so many people choose to not trust science and reason, and how this trend can be countered – Prof. Małgorzata Kossowska
  • How to increase people`s open-mindedness and thus their tolerance for new information, other people and innovative solutions – Prof. Małgorzata Kossowska
  • Biodegradation of cyanobacterial toxins – Assoc. Prof. Dariusz Dziga
  • Mechanisms of adaptation of toxic and/or invasive cyanobacterial strains to common environmental stress condition - Assoc. Prof. Dariusz Dziga
  • Aging of endothelial cells, hematopoietic stem cells and hematopoietic niche – Prof. Alicja Józkowicz
  • Crosstalk between hematopoietic stem cells/leukemia stem cells and bone marrow niche – Prof. Alicja Józkowicz
  • Regulation of heme metabolism and its effect on DNA damage and genome integrity – Prof. Alicja Józkowicz
  • To compare the best practices in teachers education, history of education, care and rehabilitation of young offenders, child care and youth development – PhD. Jolanta Nazaruk
  • To initiate, conduct, and support research in education, social work, probation – PhD. Jolanta Nazaruk

For more information on each supervisor please click on their names.

If you are interested in the above themes, please check that you fulfil the respective eligibility criteria and then send an Expression of Interest (CV and brief description of your research area) by email to:; The deadline for submission is 23.03.2018 
Proposals will be pre-selected by interested supervisors. Candidates will be informed of the results of the pre-selection in two weeks time since submitting their Expression of Interest.

The researcher and supervisor will develop the MSCA IF application jointly. If the application will be successful, the grant provides an allowance to cover living, travel, family costs. The research costs and overheads of the host organization are also supported.

More information

Deadline for MSCA IF call is 12 September 2018.

About the Jagiellonian University

The Jagiellonian University is the oldest higher education institution in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe (est. 1364) and at the same time quite modern and dynamic scientific institutions, collaborating with major academic centres from all over the world. The JU has a strong research focus and regularly achieves the solid position of the leader in national research rankings. According to many rankings JU is one of the best Universities in Poland. Today, the JU comprises 16 Faculties, 87 majors and 146 specializations, where 4000 academic staff (680 professors) conduct research and provide education to almost 44 000 students (3215 PhD’s), within the framework of more than 80 different fields of study.

In 2006 the JU was granted with Crystal Brussels Prize, a prestigious award given in recognition of the most active and successful participation in the 6. Framework Programmes of the EU. Since then JU managed number of international research and educational projects within different programmes – among them also 7 Framework Programme (53 projects, 24 out of them as MSCA) and Horizon 2020 (19 projects, 10 out of them as MSCA).

The Jagiellonian University recognise the the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct and employment/ engagement of ER will be guided by its principles, in particular on issues of research freedom, professional responsibility, and ethics. In addition, continuing professional development, dissemination, exploitation and public engagement will be important further areas of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct relevant to our project. And what is more important, in 2017 JU was awarded the Human Resource Excellence in Research logo in recognition of its employment conditions for researchers.