Republic of Poland

Young Minds Project

A competition is launched to finance the implementation of individual research projects by students of the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences as part of the competition „Młode umysły - Young Minds Project”

The organizer of the competition is the Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations – prof. dr hab. inż. Jaroslaw Bosy.

Who is the competition addressed to?

The competition is open to students who are at least in their second cycle studies or have completed their third year of uniform master's studies (in case of veterinary studies).

Individual research projects will be developed in the Student-Master relationship, where the scientific supervisor is an academic teacher having at least a PhD degree employed at the University in a research or research and teaching position.

The collection of applications shall be made with the division into scientific disciplines of the University, with a maximum of three projects in each of the seven disciplines of the University being evaluated and three projects in non-evaluated disciplines.

Value and duration of projects

The amount of individual research project co-financing is PLN 10,000.

The subsidy is granted on the basis of the decision of the Vice-Rector, for a period of 12 months, i.e. from 1 June to 31 May of the following calendar year with a possibility of free extension of the project period by a maximum of 6 months.

What can the allocated funds be used for?

  1. materials for research projects (e.g. purchase of reagents, small laboratory equipment that is not a fixed asset, specialized biological material),
  2. publication of results in a journal from the current list of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education,
  3. short-term trips to collect research material.

How and by when should the application be submitted?

The basis for participation in the competition is to submit the following documents to the Research Department in paper and electronic form (e-mail address: ):

  1. the application (Attachment No. 1 to the Regulations) together with the confirmation of the student's previous scientific activity (conference reports, scientific publications, patents);
  2. the opinion of the research supervisor (Attachment No. 2 to the Regulations);
  3. a statement of the scientific supervisor on performing the function of the project supervisor and the consent of the Head of the organizational unit where the project will be implemented to use the property of this unit (Attachment No. 3 to the Regulations).

In connection with Ordinance No 87/2020 of the Rector of the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences of 11 March 2020 on preventing the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus among members of the community of the Wrocław University of Life Sciences, application documents should be submitted only via e-mail: (in the title of the message entering „Młode umysły – Young Minds Project”, copy to the Research Supervisor and the Head of the organisational unit of the University where the individual research project will be implemented) by 30 April 2020.

All documents specified in the Regulations shall be submitted by the student.

The conditions for entering the „Młode umysły – Young Minds Project” competition, the procedure for submitting applications and awarding financial resources, templates of documents required for the submission and processing of applications and criteria for the evaluation of applications are set out in the Regulations for the award of financial resources for the implementation of individual research projects by students of the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences as part of theYoung Minds - Young Minds Project” competition introduced by Ordinance No. 104/2020 of the Rector of the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences of 3 April 2020.

PDF file Ordinance No 104/2020 of the Rector of the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences PDF file, 421.04 KB
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PDF file Attachment to Rector's Ordinance No 104/2020 – Regulations PDF file, 443.64 KB
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Word 2007 document Attachment No. 1 to the Regulations - Application Word 2007 document, 26.99 KB
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Word 2007 document Attachment No. 2 to the Regulations - Opinion Word 2007 document, 17.25 KB
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Word 2007 document Attachment No. 3 to the Regulations - Statement Word 2007 document, 23.81 KB
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Word 2007 document Attachment No. 4 to the Regulations - Application assessment card Word 2007 document, 24.72 KB
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Word 2007 document Attachment No. 5 to the Regulations - Contract Word 2007 document, 23.94 KB
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Word 2007 document Attachment No. 6 to the Regulations - Report Word 2007 document, 25.35 KB
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Word 2007 document Attachment No. 1 to the Contract Word 2007 document, 16.79 KB
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Word 2007 document Attachment No. 2 to the Contract Word 2007 document, 30.02 KB
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