The Polityka Weekly Foundation has been carrying out a scholarship program addressed to young and talented scientists since 2001. By granting Polityka Scientific Awards, the Foundation aims to pick out and expose those who are in the avant-garde of thought, research, and intellectual exploration, endorse their activity as well as promote their achievements as professional career models.
Each year, hundreds of candidates from fields such as humanities, science, as well as technical sciences apply for the scholarship. During the sixteen years of the program, the Foundation has supported 272 scientists and provided over 6 mm 112 thousand PLN in grants. In April 2017, the 17th edition of the program was launched in the Polityka weekly. In September 2017, fifteen finalists will be selected and the names of 5 scholarship beneficiaries to receive 20,000 PLN each will be revealed in October. Dr Irena Eris is among the partners of this initiative.