Doctoral students of the Silesian University of Technology received START scholarships from the Foundation for Polish Science
Jakub Bodys MSc, Eng and Szymon Sobek MSc, Eng - doctoral students from the Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering at the Silesian University of Technology, received START scholarships from the Foundation for Polish Science.
It is the oldest scholarship program in Poland for the best young scientists representing all fields of science. Its aim is to support outstanding scientists at the beginning of their careers and to encourage further scientific development. The winners receive an annual scholarship of PLN 28,000. PLN. They can use them for any purpose. START scholarships are a distinction for researchers who - even though they are just starting their research careers - can already demonstrate significant achievements.
The achievements of the candidates - documented by patents or publications in recognized Polish and foreign scientific periodicals - are evaluated by scientists who are authorities in their fields. Formally correct applications are first evaluated by an expert panel, which submits the best applications for substantive evaluation. Each application qualified for this stage is analyzed by three reviewers. The winners are selected by the Foundation's Management Board on the basis of the opinions collected at each stage of the evaluation.
Jakub Bodys emphasizes that the START Scholarship of the Foundation for Polish Science is for him a very important summary of his work done so far and an additional motivation for further scientific development. He notes that the general conditions of development at the Silesian University of Technology as well as the support from his scientific supervisors also have an inspiring effect:
Distinguished doctoral students also recognize the importance of research infrastructure, including modern laboratories that they use at the Silesian University of Technology.
The winners have not yet revealed what purposes they will use the scholarships for.