Marie et Pierre Curie

Call for nominations: Marie Skłodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie Polish-French Scientific Award 2024

Deadline: January 31st, 2024

The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) and the French Academy of Sciences are pleased to announce the third edition of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie Polish-French Science Award taking place in 2024.

The call for nominations is open from November 30th, 2023 until January 31st, 2024 at 4 pm.

The aim of the award is to emphasize the benefits of the scientific cooperation between French and Polish researchers. It will reward an outstanding pair of scientists for their joint research achievements and projects.

The selection of the laureates is carried out by a Polish-French jury established by the Foundation for Polish Science and the French Academy of Sciences.

The prize consists of 15 000 euro for each of the two laureates, 5 000 euro as an individual prize and 10 000 euro as a grant for continuing the scientific cooperation (a report on the use of these funds to finance Polish-French cooperation will be requested).

The award is based on nominations, including self-nominations. All active members of the Polish and French scientific community can nominate a pair of candidates. The nominations can cover the entire spectrum of scientific research.

Each nomination shall refer jointly to both researchers (one working in Poland and one working in France, regardless of their nationality), having both at least a doctoral degree.

Nominations should contain the following:
• Acknowledgement of the joint scientific achievement(s) made by the two candidates thanks to Polish-French scientific cooperation as well as their future research projects (maximum 3 pages)
• List of up to ten publications on topics related to their scientific cooperation (it is recommended to add 3 to 5 lines of commentary per publication and the corresponding links to the journals or to open archives if available)
• Curricula vitae of both candidates (maximum 2 pages for each candidate)
• Two written supports per candidacy: o in case of nomination, one third party letter of support for the nominated pair of candidates (maximum 2 pages), and a justification for nomination by the nominator. o in case of self-nomination, two third party letters of support for the nominated pair of candidates (maximum 2 pages each).

As the FNP and the Académie des sciences have signed the San Francisco - DORA declaration, its principles of qualitative evaluation will be respected by making limited use of bibliometric indicators and banning the impact factor. Nominations shall be submitted in English in electronic version via the FNP online database.

For more information please address:

Joanna Jachimczuk-Lora at Foundation for Polish Science: +48 604 129 878,
Cesar Manrique at Académie des sciences: +331 44 41 44 61,