The Marceli Nencki Foundation for the Support of Biological Sciences is a non-governmental organization that conducts public benefit activities. The statutory goal of the Foundation is to support scientific, popularization, and educational efforts in the field of biological sciences. The Foundation focuses its activities primarily on students and young scientists who wish to bring biological sciences closer to young people and foster their creative development. Close cooperation with the Nencki Institute and the promotion of its scientific heritage result in many joint initiatives, including lectures, workshops, study visits, Art and Science, and co-organized scientific conferences. The Foundation began its activities on November 14, 2012. Its founders were professors from Nencki Institute and members of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The Council of Founders included Lech Wojtczak, Leszek Kuźnicki, Leszek Kaczmarek., Małgorzata Kossut, Jerzy Duszyński, Jacek Kuźnicki, and Maciej Nałęcz (visible in the picture), who were joined in 2017 by Bożena Kamińska-Kaczmarek, Anna Grabowska, and Krzysztof Turlejski.

The supervisory body of the Foundation is the Foundation Council, which includes members of the Founders' Council and professors Adam Szewczyk, Andrzej Wróbel, and Stefan Kasicki, who in the first term of office was the President of the Foundation's Management Board. After the death of Prof. Lech Wojtczak on September 30, 2019, Prof. Maciej Nałęcz was elected Chairman of the Foundation Council. Currently, the President of the Foundation is Hanna Fabczak.

The Marceli Nencki Foundation for the Support of Biological Sciences was established by a notarized deed on December 19, 2011, and entered by a court decision in the National Court Register on March 26, 2012.

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