Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw is one of the partners in a programme offering fellowships in Poland for conservators and archaeologists from Near Eastern and north African countries. The programme is co-sponsored by the Polish UNESCO Committee and Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
The scholarships of the UNESCO/ Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme in Archaeology and Conservation are awardedm, on PCMA recommendation, by the Polish UNESCO Committee. The fellows get a special training programme in the fields of archaeology, heritage protection, management and conservation in partner institutions, which include the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw.
In 2017/2018 a pilot edition of the program was held. The fellowships were awarded to two conservators from Egypt and an archaeologist from Syria.
In the 2018/2019 edition, five fellows from three countries have been selected: Hanen Wertan (Tunisia), Mei Bayoumi (Egypt), and Mariam Muhammad Mhgoub, Mohammed Babiker and Elmontaser Dafaalla Mohamed Elamin Elmoubar (Sudan). During their 8-month long stay in Poland they will receive specialist training in Polish institutions involved in the project: the PCMA, the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, Mikołaj Kopernik University in Toruń and the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.