Call for Applications – Stipend in the Research Project 

Call for Applications – Stipend in the Research Project 

The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Warsaw announces a call for applications for a stipend in the interdisciplinary research project ‘Perceptual Objects in the Unimodal and Multimodal Settings’ funded by the National Science Centre, Poland (Opus18).

Key responsibilities:

The project embraces research tasks in the empirically informed philosophy of perception and cognitive neuroscience related to the analysis of: (1) the origin of perceptual objects, (2) conceptual and methodological aspects of the study of perceptual objects, (3) similarities and differences between perceptual objects in various sense modalities, and (4) multimodal perceptual objects. In the current stage of the project the research group will focus on the last two tasks: (3) comparisons of different senses to clarify what types of particulars are consciously perceived in the individual modalities; and (4) analysis of the structure of multimodal perceptual objects that are perceived with two or more sensory modalities.

Position specification:

Position Type: Research assistant 

Requirements: MA/PhD student in Philosophy, Psychology, or Cognitive Science;
interests relevant to the project topic (sense perception, object perception, sensory modalities, multisensory integration); very good command of English

Start date: May 2023 or later 

Duration: 10 months with a option of extension for 10 more months
Conditions: 1 position (half time), 1750 zł monthly

Applications should be sent by 14 April, 2023 to PI Dr Aleksandra Mroczko-Wąsowicz ( 

The application should contain:

  1. Application letter (up to 3 pages) including information on how the candidate’s previous research is relevant to this project
  2. Scientific CV 
  3. List of publications, if applicable 
  4. Two reference letters 
  5. Scan of the BA or MA diploma
  6. Document confirming current status of being MA or PhD student
  7. Signed information and consent clause on the processing of personal data

Project outline:

“Perceptual objects in the unimodal and multimodal settings”

There is an intuitive sense in which we can see, hear, and smell some objects (the crackling campfire), whereas other objects of perception (rainbows) seem confined to a single modality. Perceptual objects are the events or entities that we perceive; they are those individuals to which perceptual mental states attribute properties. The most plausible candidates for perceptual objects presented through vision include ordinary, persistent material objects and/or spatiotemporal regions; those presented through audition include sounds and/or ordinary objects; and those presented through olfaction include odors and/or ordinary objects. Although the topic of perceived objects and properties is of great importance for philosophy and psychology, many issues remain puzzling.

The project seeks to fit in with the recent interdisciplinary work between philosophy of perception, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. Based on research on object processing in various sensory modalities, this project aims to develop a comprehensive account of perceptual objecthood by accommodating a sensory specific and multisensory perspectives. The project embraces four main subtasks devoted to analyses of the origin and development of object perception, the conceptual and methodological aspects underlying the investigation of unisensory and multisensory perceptual objects, the differences and similarities between perceptual objects in various senses, and the multisensory level of perceptual objecthood. The research group will classify the kinds of entities we can perceive through individual sense modalities, explore the concept of “object”, the structure, and characteristics of perceptual objects in various sensory modalities as well as the degree to which different sensory modalities can work together to construct a multimodal perceptual object.

Additional information about the project may be obtained from PI Dr Aleksandra Mroczko-Wąsowicz ( ).

Full description of the position and application documents can be found here: 


Polish Personal Income Taxes for International Employees

Welcome Point invites international University of Warsaw empoyees to join online training„Polish Personal Income Taxes for International Employees.” The training is organised in the framework of the “Excellence Initiative – Research University” (IDUB) Programme at the University of Warsaw.


On 24th of March, Friday, between 11 AM to 13:15 PM (CET)


On Zoom platform (link to the meeting will be sent to qualified participants prior  to the training.) 

To register please click on the link:

In order to register, you will need to log into the Kampus Platform using your CAS account:

More information about the training is available on our website:

The registartion will be closed on 22nd of March, 12 pm.


Online Open Day – Doctoral Schools of the University of Warsaw


The event is intended for those interested in pursuing doctoral education. The Open Day is held online.
We encourage you to fill in the registration form. It will allow the organizers to send you links to the meetings.

Schedule of the event:

  • 10:00-13:00 – presentation of University of Warsaw, Doctoral Schools, interviews with guests from UW.
  • Meetings for candidates at Doctoral Schools (Zoom).
  • 14:00 – Doctoral School of Social Sciences.
  • 15:00 – Doctoral School of Humanities, Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences.
  • 16:00 – Interdisciplinary Doctoral School.

Check out the Open Day event on the Facebook as well.

Career Planning Workshop for International Students

Welcome Point invites all long-term international students to the next edition of ‘Career Planning’ workshops with our expert Dr. Joanna Jasińska.

The purpose of our workshop is:

familiarizing participants with the current trends on the Polish labor market, the expectations of employers and methods of effective job search,
clarification of skills and predispositions and individual professional goals of workshop participants,
creating a platform for exchanging experiences of workshop participants related to searching and working in Poland
discussion on the rules for creating application documents (CV and cover letter) and their preparation,
creating (general) vocational activation plan for each participant,
simulation of interview with the employer regarding work – self-presentation.

The workshop will be conducted in English and will take place on 22nd March, 2023 from 9 am to 4 pm.

Workshop hours include a break and a meal, ordered especially for the participants.

The Faculty of Modern Languages
address: Dobra 55. The room number will be announced later


2nd and 3rd year students of first cycle (Bachelor’s degree)
4th and 5th year students of uniform Master studies
students of second cycle (Master’s degree)

To register please fill in the form available at

Application deadline: 14th March (Tuesday) 2023, 12 pm.

BCI spring school

Learn from renowend, international experts and join the BR41N.IO Designers’ Hackathon to create your own brain-computer interface or biomedical applications. This event is targeting biomedical engineers, neuroscientists, or researchers brain-computer interface and neuromodulation.

Elite universities typically require you to register for 13 credits per semester, which costs about $50,000 USD. We provide cutting-edge education for free and have an exam at the end of the Spring School.

Website link:

Remember about health insurance and take care of yourself!

It is important to remember that it is necessary for international students and workers at the University of Warsaw to have health insurance in order to get a proper medical treatment. Otherwise, doctor appointments, including prescribed treatment and medications, are covered by students and employees on their own. Therefore, it is highly recommended to obtain public or private health insurance for the whole period of stay in Poland.



It is possible to obtain health insurance at National Health Fund (Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia; NFZ). A detailed information how and where to apply is available on our page:

Health & Insurance


Students and employees at the University of Warsaw are able to receive free 3rd and 4th dose of vaccination against Covid-19 and a vaccination certificate. Details about vaccinations and appointment reservations are available here.

Workshop on machine learning techniques

On March 26 and April 2 at the Faculty of Physics, a next session of a Workshop on machine learning techniques for students and University researchers will be held. The Workshop is organized by the Machine Learning Center UW. The Center was established as part of the IDUB program. This edition of the Workshop is aimed at people who want to learn

the basics of machine learning. At the moment, the Workshops are planned in a remote form, and the limit of participants is 50 persons. The Workshop program can be found at the Workshop website:

This session will be held in english. If you are interested in participating, please register using the form available on the Workshop website. 

Summer workshops „Understanding and Supporting Caregiver-Child Interactions”

We invite students, PhD students and post docs to participate in free summer workshops „Understanding and Supporting Caregiver-Child Interactions” organized by the 4EU + Alliance.

The workshop will be held on September 17-23, 2021 at the University of Heidelberg (Germany).

Applications can be submitted until August 15, 2021 to the address

Details below.


The idea of the workshop

Since 2019, experts from different disciplines (medicine, psychology, cognitive neuroscience) and from different European sites (Warsaw, Milan, Copenhagen, Heidelberg) jointly investigate caregiver-child interactions in typical and atypical caregiver-child dyads. In addition, we already offered the first international seminar for students from all four sites last spring term. Now we would like to share our methodological and theoretical knowledge with even more students, meeting in person (if possible), providing stimulating theoretical discussions, practical insights into new research techniques (e.g. fMRI, EEG, fNIRS, video-microanalysis), and jointly thinking about how to promote international teaching. For BA- and MA- students who successfully apply, the EU will fund any costs for travelling and accommodation.


Tentative schedule

Day 1 (Friday)

  • Students will get to know each other and exchange experiences
  • Joint Dinner

Day 2 (Saturday)

  • Presentations of Group leaders and their teams (Warsaw, Milan)
  • Discussion about new research articles on caregiver-child interactions, considering different disciplinary perspectives.
  • Discussion about potential new research projects(e.g. BA /MA /PhD theses)

Days 3 (Sunday)

  • Presentation of Group leaders and their teams (Copenhagen, Heidelberg)
  • Discussion of new research articles on caregiver-child interactions, considering different disciplinary perspectives.
  • Discussion about potential new research projects(e.g. BA /MA /PhD theses)

Day 4 (Monday)

  • Introduction to SECORE and INTERACT
  • First experience with applying the coding systemin tandems
  • Reflecting on potential difficulties related to cross-cultural comparisons of corresponding data, thus actively adapting the coding scheme to become a culture-fair

Day 5 (Tuesday)

  • Tour of the new “Interaction Lab” at Heidelberg University
  • Introduction to various techniques for assessing interactive quality at the biological, physiological, neurophysiological and behavioral
  • Practicing the SECORE coding with INTERACT

Day 6 (Wednesday)

  • Group work: Developing a teaching concept for a seminar on “Understanding and supporting caregiver-child interactions” at the BA-level. This course will be held in spring 2022, and those students who want to gain teaching experience will be invited to serve as peer-teachers in this
  • Dinner together

Day 7 (Thursday)

  • Departure


Who is eligible to apply for funded participation?

BA- and MA-students, as well as PhD students or Postdocs with a high interest in learning about how to investigate caregiver-child interactions – preferably if they are interested in writing a thesis with one or more members of the project group as supervisors.


How can you apply?

Contact dr Agnieszka Pluta

Please provide:

  1. Your CV and Transcript of Records
  2. A motivational letter explaining why you want to participate
  3. A statement regarding your COVID-19 protection (vaccination)

Please turn in your application until August 15th (latest!!!)


What happens in case of a new lockdown?

The workshop plan will be adjusted and we will provide you with a stimulating online- course.


What makes it worth attending?

  •  You will gain theoretical and practical expertise on caregiver-child interactions and how to investigate
  • You become part of a team that promotes collaboration within the EU
  • You have multiple international experts to discuss new research ideas with (for your thesis or just for fun)
  • You practice your
  • You may make new
  • You will get the chance to promote international teaching by helping develop the next student course for spring
  • You get a certificate for your participation which you can add to your


UW’s operation as of 1st July

On 18th June, Prof. Alojzy Nowak, Rector of the University of Warsaw, has issued an ordinance on the operation of UW in the state of the COVID-19 epidemic. As of 1st July 2021, UW returns to on-site functioning.

As Poland’s epidemic situation has improved, COVID-19 vaccines widely available, and the restrictions have been eased, the UW Rector has issued the ordinance on the functioning of the University of Warsaw in the state of the COVID-19 epidemic.

The document includes information on the return to the university’s on-site operation, doctoral examinations, and the organisation of summer schools, team-building meetings and meetings of university bodies.

As of 1st July, the following regulations will apply:
  • UW operates under general rules – on-site. In justified cases, remote work, and online meetings of certain bodies at the University of Warsaw, are possible.
  • UW academic community members and visitors must obey all the hygienic and sanitary regulations. They result from the applicable provisions of law and the recommendations and guidelines of the Chief Sanitary Inspector.
  • Individuals with possible symptoms of COVID-19 and individuals who live in the same household with someone with COVID-19 are not permitted to stay at the UW premises.
  • Public events, meetings, gatherings, open lectures, conferences, courses and training may be held on-site with the permission of heads of unites or Chancellor. 
  • Summer schools, camps, and meetings may take place on-site in compliance with sanitary and hygienic requirements.
  • The University of Warsaw Library and other libraries make their collections accessible to users, complying with sanitary and hygienic requirements. If there are technical possibilities, libraries may operate in self-service mode.

More information on the ordinance >>