Fahrenheit Scholarship

Fahrenheit Scholarship programme poster

The recruitment process for the third edition has started!  

Are you a PhD student conducting interdisciplinary research? Would you like to undertake a year’s internship in one of the best universities in northern Poland? This proposal is for you.


The Mayor of Gdansk in cooperation with the Fahrenheit Universities have created Fahrenheit scholarships for the best three PhD students from abroad. The Gdansk-born world class physicist, engineer and the creator of a temperature scale used in many countries all over the world was chosen to present the vision of Gdansk as an open and ambitious city which invests in science.

We encourage young scientists who are preparing a doctoral dissertation at your university, are the authors or joint authors of a scientific publication and wish to pursue their scientific interests at one of Polish leading universities to take advantage of the offer.

The scholarship programme will be best described by the interns of 1st edition: Anna, a PhD student from the University of Crete, Maria from the University of Pernambuco in Brazil, and Stabak, a PhD student from the Tripura University in India.


Important dates:

  • application deadline: September 15, 2024
  • deadline for announcement of competition results: October 15, 2024
  • internship period: from 1 January to 31 December 2025


  • undertaking a year’s internship at one of the Fahrenheit Universities
  • conducting interdisciplinary research as part of your PhD dissertation
  • covering travel costs up to PLN 6,500
  • scholarship at PLN 6,500 (net) per month
  • providing accommodation
  • gaining international experience
  • making new contacts.

The scholarship program is supported by the Pomeranian Voivodeship Self-Government.

Application form


Rules of scholarship 


Scholarship flyer


Scholarship agreement


Data protection clause


Supervisors database


FarU research supervisor registration form


Rules of the scholarship programme for PhD students are set in the Gdańsk Council Resolution no. LII/1300/22 dated 30 June 2022 regarding the Mayor of Gdańsk Fahrenheit Scholarship programme for students and PhD students.

Current resolution of the City Council of Gdańsk, proceeded on August 31, 2023 amending the resolution on establishing the principles and mode of implementation of the scholarship program of the Mayor of Gdańsk Fahrenheit Scholarship programme for students and PhD students is available here: http://edziennik.gdansk.uw.gov.pl/legalact/2023/4297/


First edition 

The winners of the first edition of the Mayor of Gdańsk's Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit Scholarship Programme for international PhD students:

Anna Panagiota Souri, a PhD student of the University of Crete. During the internship, she is planning to improve her knowledge and broaden her experience in the heterogeneous photocatalysis and techniques used in chemical analysis. Planned research work will pertain to the design, synthesis and analysis of new layered photocatalysts based on a double hydroxide.
Host higher education institution: University of Gdańsk

Maria Alaide de Oliveira of the University of Pernambuco, Brazil. The project applied for comprises research work on obtaining new catalysts based on metal-organic compounds, the characteristics of those photocatalysts and the measurements of photocatalytic activity in the hydrogen generation process.
Host higher education institution: Gdańsk University of Technology

Stabak Roy, a PhD student of the Tripura University, India, whose research plans are related to the operation of rail transport in the urban area of Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot and to the use of geospatial and geostatistical applications for that purpose
Host higher education institution: University of Gdańsk


The winners of the 2nd edition:

José Daniel da Silva Fonseca from University of Pernambuco, Brazil. The main objective of his project is the use of carbonaceous materials derived from sugarcane bagasse and miscanthus fibers to enhance nutrient uptake in an energy crop, miscanthus.
Host higher education institution: Gdańsk University of Technology

Dipankar Das from Tripura University. During the internship he wants to focus on development of geopolymer based cement less construction materials for a sustainable environment.
Host higher education institution: University of Gdańsk

Agnes Venema from University of Malta & 'Mihai Viteazul' National Intelligence Academy and her goal of the research is to guide intelligence and law enforcement agencies on how to use AI-enabled
tools to identify persons in crowded spaces as a tool in their counter-terrorism arsenal as effectively and
efficiently as possible.
Host higher education institution: University of Gdańsk