Student Minigrants

Faculty of Archaeology Student Minigrants (edition from 2020/21)

The organiser of the Competition is the Faculty of Archaeology. The aim of the Competition is to support activities related to the educational process and the development of knowledge, competencies and skills of full-time students of the Faculty, and thus to improve their qualifications, by supporting tasks directly related to the implementation of the topics of their diploma theses. The competition is open to all full-time students in the Archaeology and “Archaeology (Studies in English)” courses conducted at the Faculty, who have obtained a grade point average of at least 4.0 at the end of the stage preceding the year in which the competition is announced. Only Faculty members holding at least a doctoral degree may act as the Supervisor of a project or projects carried out within the framework of the Competition. A seven-person Committee conducts an assessment of the merits of the project. The Committee is composed of the Dean and Vice-Deans of the Faculty, a representative of the Archaeology Faculty Students’ Self-Government, as well as one representative of full-time undergraduate, part-time undergraduate students from outside the Self-Government as suggested by the Self-Government. There is one edition of the Competition in a given academic year, the maximum amount of funding for one project in a given edition is 10 000 PLN, and the maximum project implementation time is 12 months. 

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3rd Edition 2022/23

We announce the call for applications in the 3rd edition of the Competition for the FA UW Student Mini-Grant in the academic year 2022/2023. The application should be submitted in electronic form with attachments by sending it from an account in the domain to the following address: with the heading “Competition Student Minigrants WA UW 3”.

  • Applications should be submitted by January 8, 2023, at 23:59.
  • Settlement of the competition – the date will be announced after the end of collecting applications.

2nd Edition 2021/22

We announce the call for applications in the 2nd edition of the Student Minigrant Competition at the University of Warsaw in the academic year 2021/2022. The next stages of the competition will be announced gradually. The application should be submitted in electronic form with attachments by sending it from an account in the domain to the following address: with the heading “Minigrant Student Competition WA UW 2”.

  • Applications should be submitted by February 25, 2022, by 23.59.
  • Competition adjudication – the date will be announced after the collection of applications is completed.

1st Edition 2020/21

Due to the implementation of a completely new competition system, this year’s edition is exceptionally delayed. Students who meet the competition criteria and who want to defend their diplomas on time, may apply for co-financing of activities supporting the creation of their diploma theses, such as the costs of trips, scans or graphics.

Applications should be submitted by May 18, 2021, by 23.59.
The formal evaluation will take place by May 21, 2021.
The adjutication will be announced on June 10th, 2021.

Qualified for the 2nd stage (after formal evaluation):

Damian Bursa
Paweł Rongies
Bartosz Placak

The Committee evaluating applications in terms of content and quality:

Dean, dr hab. Bartosz Kontny, prof. UW, Chairman of the Committee,
Vice-Dean for Research and Development, dr hab. Arkadiusz Sołtysiak, prof. UW,
Vice-Dean for Finance, Dr. Michał Starski,
Vice-Dean for Student Affairs. dr hab. Agnieszka Tomas,
Representative of the BA students, Ms. Gabriela Prejs,
Representative of the MA students, Ms. Joanna Pawlik,
Representative of the Student Council, Mr. Jan Chmielewski-Gill.

Student Minigrants (edition 2018/19)

Student mini-grants are awarded as part of the Education Individualisation Program (PIK). This is a special subsidy, which in previous years was awarded as part of the funds granted by the Minister of Science and Higher Education as part of the subsidy for co-financing pro-quality actions from the funds for the students who obtained the best results of their matura exams in the year of starting their studies. In the 2019/2020 academic year, on the basis of the so-called Act 2.0. such funds were not allocated to the universities, but the programme was continued from central funds by Rector.

More information in Polish can be found here.

Grants can be used to finance or co-finance participation in summer schools, workshops, courses, queries, conferences, archival research, analytical research for thesis, etc.

All expenses (included in the project cost estimate) should be consulted with the Faculty Finance Department (Sekcja Ekonomiczno-Finasowa, Ms. Krystyna Dudzińska), tickets should be purchased through the office servicing the University of Warsaw (currently WhyNotTravel), invoices should be issued for the University of Warsaw.

After completion of the project, all costs and effects in form of the report should be submitted in an electronical and paper form to the Vice-Dean for Student Affairs.

The completion of the projects approved in the 2019/20 academic year is extended until August 31, 2021.