The Graduate / Postgraduate Studies and Research Scholarship supports research by American graduate students and university faculty members at various universities in Poland. Scholarships are awarded under the auspices of the Foundation's Exchange Program with the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The Polish Ministry provides a stipend of 1,350 zloty per month for housing and living expenses. In addition, the Kosciuszko Foundation awards $300 per month of approved study/research as a supplement to awards provided by the Ministry.
The Studies and Research Scholarship does not include tuition to attend classes. Candidates whose plans include attending classes must apply for admission, request a tuition waiver and submit confirmation of release from payment of tuition signed by the appropriate faculty/department chairperson. The Studies & Research scholarship does not cover airfare.
Research projects may be conducted from October through June at state-funded universities and institutions in Poland.
Graduate level students and university faculty members who are US citizens may apply. Polish citizens are not eligible.Selection Criteria
Selection is based on academic excellence, motivation, the need to pursue research in Poland.
The application posted for the Graduate / Postgraduate Studies & Research in Poland Scholarship is used by the Polish Ministry to administer a variety of programs/scholarships. Read and follow the guidelines and instructions posted here.
I – Prepare the following supporting materials before applying on-line:
Application - PART III - Research Plans in Poland
Question #18 - a list of practical and professional work experiences during or after college/university studies. Include your name, "Studies & Research 2017/18" and "Question #18" in the upper right hand corner of the page.
Question #21 – provide an Abstract of your study/research project in Poland. Include your name and "Studies & Research-2017/2018" in the upper right hand corner of the page.
Application - PART IV - Attach the Following Documents to Complete the Application Form.
II - Use the following file naming conventions when saving files for upload to the on-line application form:
III – Prior to applying, review application questions at the following link: Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange.
IV - Complete the on-line application form at the Click Here to Apply button found below. All responses must be in English.
V - Complete the Exchange to Poland Checklist and send with a check or money order in the amount of $50 (non-refundable application fee) to the Kosciuszko Foundation.
Should you have any technical issues in completing the on-line application form, please call or send an e-mail. Be sure to include the question number and a brief explanation. Contact information is provided below.
Studies & Research in Poland Program
15 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
When the on-line application period is closed:
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