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STER Programme 2024-2026

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The Krakow Interdisciplinary Doctoral School received funding under the STER program – Internationalization of Doctoral Schools, 2023 edition. The project “Kraków Interdisciplinary Doctoral School – beyond the horizon through cooperation, internationalization and interdisciplinarity” received funding in the amount of PLN 2,000,000.00 and will be implemented over a period of 3 years from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2026.

The main goal of the STER program is to support internationalization in doctoral schools through:

  1. improving the quality of education in doctoral schools and the quality of research conducted by doctoral students by using international experience in this field;
  2. increasing the international mobility of doctoral students;
  3. developing internationalization activities “at home”;
  4. supporting long-term international cooperation of doctoral schools;
  5. acquiring foreign doctoral students and supervisors from abroad;
  6. scholarship support for foreign doctoral students and doctoral students from Poland implementing doctoral projects in international cooperation.

Project activities:

1. Payment of scholarships for the best foreign doctoral students and for the best doctoral students from Poland implementing doctoral projects in international cooperation as part of an international doctoral program, in particular aimed at obtaining a joint degree or double degree.
Payment of the scholarship after approval of the individual research plan; payment is conditional on the scholarship holder’s stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland, excluding the period of mobility financed under the project in accordance with point 2;

2. support for the foreign mobility of the best doctoral students from Poland and abroad pursuing their education at KISD

Applicants are informed about the results by e-mail.

3. developing activities related to internationalization “at home”

A. Guest lectures for KISD PhD students

B. Training for KISD doctoral students

Upcoming training courses for KISD PhD students

C. Training for supervisors at KISD

D. KISD PhD student conference

4. activities related to the development of international cooperation of doctoral schools

5. activities related to acquiring foreign doctoral students
6. additional activities related to substantive management of the Project