Dr Marcin Starnawski, a research-and-teaching employee of the University of Lower Silesia in Wrocław, is the laureate of the NCN Sonata 16 competition. On 4 October a grant agreement was signed between the National Science Centre and the University of Lower Silesia for the implementation of the project entitled “The Jewish community in Poland in the aftermath of the anti-Semitic campaign in 1967–1968: Biographical experiences, identity transformations and environmental dynamics”.


The project will be implemented in a consortium, with the University of Lower Silesia as the Leader (project manager – dr Marcin Starnawski) and the Polish Academy of Sciences (Institute of Slavic Studies, Department of National Studies) and University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań (Faculty of Political Science and Journalism) as consortium members.


The total amount of funding obtained for the entire consortium is PLN 941,992.00, of which PLN 280,252.00 goes to the University of Lower Silesia.

The Sonata 16 competition is intended for scientists who obtained their doctoral degree within the last 2 to 7 years, with proposals for research projects lasting 12, 24 or 36 months, aimed at supporting people starting their scientific careers.

Dr Marcin Starnawski is a sociologist and pedagogue. In 2018, his book Socjalizacja i tożsamość żydowska w Polsce powojennej. Narracje emigrantów z pokolenia Marca ’68 from 2016 received the prestigious Irena Lepalczyk award. In his works, dr Marcin Starnawski analyses the socio-cultural and political-historical determinants of the identity of Jewish communities, addressing the issues of mental structures accompanying the contemporary reality.


Details of the competition can be found on the NCN website.

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