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Dr Michał Oszmaniec from the UG’s Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics winner of the HOMING Competition of the Foundation for Polish Science
The Foundation for Polish Science has announced the winners of its competitions as part of the HOMING and POWROTY programmes. Funding from the Smart Growth Operational Programme to a total value of 7.6 mln zł will go to ten young academics who will be able to implement their innovative R&D projects in Poland.
As part of the HOMING programme, aimed at individuals abroad who wish to implement their research programmes in Poland, eight young academics will develop their careers in Poland. They will receive a total funding of 6.1 mln zł to implement projects in the form of post-doctoral internships.
Among them is Dr Michał Oszmaniec from the UG’s Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics. He has received 749 670 zł towards the implementation of his project Teoria informacji przy ograniczonych zasobach: klasyczna symulowalność, rozszerzenia do uniwersalności oraz zastosowania w kryptografii i sensingu (Quantum information with restricted resources: classical simulation, extensions to universality and applications to cryptography and sensing).
The other competition, as part of the POWROTY programme, will enable two researchers to return to their scientific work after a break connected with parenthood or working outside the field of science. For the implementation of their projects, the winners of this programme will receive a total funding of 1.5 mln zł.
A total of 36 projects were entered for the 2nd competition in the HOMING programme and 11 for the POWROTY programme. Winners of both programmes will cooperate, amongst others, with 13 foreign and 3 Polish research partners as well as one Polish economic partner. Funds received from the Foundation for Polish Science will allow for the financing of at least 12 work places for researchers employed in projects and 16 scholarships for young researchers (students and doctoral students) involved in the implementation of research work.
The project funding has been awarded for a period of two years. The winners have been selected as a result of a three-level evaluation conducted by two panels (scientific-economic and interdisciplinary) of international reviewers and experts.