Doctoral Schools

We are a company established by the National Center for Research and Development to support the development of young scientists dealing with artificial intelligence and IT solutions for the digital economy. By working with us, you have the opportunity to combine scientific work with education at a doctoral school. It is possible due to the fact that our activity is a special type of undertaking announced by the National Center for Research and Development indicated in art. 119 section 2 point 2 of the Act of July 20, 2018 Law on Higher Education and Science.


At IDEAS NCBR, we are constantly looking for new talents. If you are a student or a graduate / graduate of mathematics, IT, technical computer science, information technology or a related discipline and you want to pursue a scientific career, please share your plans with us by applying for a PhD student / PhD candidate in our company. As a team member, you will have the opportunity to work with many authorities in the field of artificial intelligence, including Dr. habil Piotr Sankowski, or prof. Stefan Dziembowski and many experts who are successful in both the scientific and business spheres. We focus on the scientific development of employees and the practical application of research results.


At the moment, we cooperate with universities that enrol in doctoral schools shown on the map.

If you have not found your university on the map, and still would like to combine doctoral studies with work as a scientist, contact us directly.

We will try to help.

Contact our PhD project coordinator:

The title of the e-mail: “Inquiry regarding the doctoral school”.

You can find the sample topics of doctoral dissertations here. If you have not found the topics that interest you, suggest your own, we like open-calls very much.

The topics can change from time to time, so check back more often to stay up to date.


By undertaking studies at a doctoral school as part of our program, you will additionally gain:

  • the possibility of implementing your individual research program as part of research conducted at IDEAS NCBR,
  • we treat the time devoted to the doctoral school as working time at IDEAS NCBR, and your work schedule will be individually adapted to the schedule of classes, which will allow you to fully focus on development in a given scientific area without having to worry about daily earnings,
  • you are enrolled in the doctoral school in an “over-the-limit” mode, IDEAS NCBR will provide full funding for your doctoral scholarship (IDEAS NCBR will provide the doctoral school with funds to finance your scholarship),
  • the contract for research and development services concluded with us will provide you with a total remuneration (including the scholarship) in the amount of PLN 12,000 gross,
  • the possibility of obtaining an innovative bonus – future participation in the benefits of commercialization of the results of a research project, which may be an additional source of income for you or a future workplace,
  • support in the accommodation process for the duration of stay at the headquarters of IDEAS NCBR (PhD students from outside Warsaw),
  • mentoring a dedicated assistant tutor as part of your research and development work and in the preparation of your doctoral dissertation,
  • work with high-level academic staff in an international environment,
  • flexible working time in the hybrid system,
  • private medical care,
  • budget for trips to the best scientific conferences as well as internships and study visits,
  • participation in research and development projects implementing the latest solutions in the field of artificial intelligence,
  • competence development program and research with the help of experienced scientists,
  • a package of non-wage benefits.


Below you will find information on how you can establish cooperation with us. We encourage you to read our business profile in detail before submitting your application. If you have additional questions or concerns, you can write to us directly.

The recruitment process for future doctoral students is simple and should be started at least a few weeks before the recruitment to the doctoral school. We recruit all year round and we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. The positive result of our recruitment is the first step of admission to the program.

As part of our process, we expect that you will present the assumptions for your research project prepared according to the guidelines available here (document required at the second stage of recruitment) and send the information required (the list of necessary documents can be found in the application form). On this basis, we will offer you participation in a specific research group tailored to your scientific interests. You will receive a model contract from us and you will be invited to a meeting with the leader of the research group to discuss the scope of your project, scientific interests and preferences regarding the doctoral school to which you would like to apply. If you have not yet made a decision regarding a doctoral school, we will help you choose and contact the future supervisor.

Please note that each school has its own admissions process (individual requirements) and schedule.


List of documents necessary to apply:

  • academic resume,
  • a summary of professional achievements, including a description of research and interests,
  • description of the research project prepared according to the guidelines available here (document required at the second stage of recruitment).
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