PCMA can host a Dioscuri Centre of Scientific Excellence

The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology can host a Dioscuri Centre of Scientific Excellence. Only three institutions from Poland qualified in “The study of the human past” discipline, with just eight selected in the field of humanities as a whole.   

Dioscuri is a program devised by the Max Planck Society to encourage the development of scientific research centres of highest international standards in Central and Eastern Europe. In the program’s second edition up to 10 Dioscuri Centres can be established in Poland. Each will be hosted by an existing scientific institution. The Centres will be co-financed by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Each of the Centres will cooperate with a German Partner institution.

In the next stage of the program, researchers can submit applications for establishing the Dioscuri Centre jointly with a host institution. Based on decades of experience in international cooperation, the PCMA offers a sound and professional scientific background for establishing a Dioscuri Centre. For many years Sudan has been one of the main research fields for the PCMA, which ran projects at such sites as the Old Dongola, Banganarti, Selib, Ghazali or el-Zuma. The University of Warsaw is among the leading institutions in Nubian studies worldwide.

The deadline for applications is 20 March 2019.