Graduate Study and Research in Poland Scholarship

Program Description

This scholarship supports graduate level research at universities in Poland by American graduate students and university faculty members with funding from the Polish Ministry of Education and the Kosciuszko Foundation. Research projects may be conducted from October 2014 through June 2015 at Polish universities and institutions which fall under the jurisdiction of the Polish Ministry of Education. The scholarship provides a Ministry stipend in the amount of 1,350 zloty per month for  housing and living expenses. Additional funding of $300 per month of approved study/research is awarded by the Kosciuszko Foundation.

Transportation to and from Poland is not included. This scholarship does not include tuition to attend classes at Polish universities.


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 and the need to pursue research in Poland, and a clear and a well-defined research proposal. The host institution must fall under the jurisdiction of the Polish Ministry of Education and Sports.

Application Procedure

Note: Kosciuszko Foundation's application instructions are slightly different than the instructions on the application form. Follow all directions listed here.

Submit a non-refundable application fee of $50 and the following materials:

  • Complete the KF Checklist and the Polish Ministry of National Education application entitled Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange. Responses must be in English.  Be sure to include your full name on each page of the application - do not staple pages together. 
  • Three passport-size photos with your full name printed on the reverse sides. Xerox and colored copies are not accepted, however, you may e-mail a .jpeg or .pdf file to  Please use the following file naming convention: SRphoto-14-15-your last name-first name.
  • Official transcripts (university level) inclusive of Summer 2013.
  • Copies of study certificates such as level of language proficiency.
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate diplomas.
  • A letter of invitation from the University/Institute in Poland where research is to be conducted.  The letter should address the feasibility of the research project, the research period start and end dates, and the extent and limitations of the university's support i.e., access to  libraries, archives, office space, dormitory housing, etc. Retain a copy of the invitation letter for the purpose of acquiring a visa.
  • Two confidential letters of academic reference submitted on university letterhead.  Letters may be sent directly to the Kosciuszko Foundation.
  • Attach a detailed research proposal, not to  exceed 7 pages, double spaced. Include your name, "KF Studies & Research 2014-2015" and page number in the upper right hand corner of each page. Submit two copies of your research proposal.
  • The KF cannot confirm receipt of materials by phone. 
  • E-mailed and faxed materials will not be accepted.

Application Notes:   

  • In question 11, list your current address and valid through date. On a separate line clearly mark and provide your permanent address. 
  • In question 16 underline Scholarship of the Government of the Republic of Poland
  • In response to question 22, provide an abstract of your research proposal.
  • If there are any changes in your contact information from the time you submit your application through June 15, 2014, please update your contact information via e-mail to

Submit all materials to:

Addy Tymczyszyn
Kosciuszko Foundation
15 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065

Tel. (212) 734-2130 ext. 210

Deadline date:   Application, full proposal, and abstract are due on January 7, 2014; all other supporting materials are due on January 15, 2014

Scholarship decisions are made in writing on or about June 15, 2014.  In case of a delay in notification, information will post to this page or via e-mail.  A schedule of important dates concerning the 2014-2015 Studies and Research Scholarship is available here.

Changes to applicant's contact information may be sent to

Information below is posted for Kosciuszko Foundation's 2013-14 scholarship recipients.

Click here to view a timeline of due dates for the 2013-2014 scholarship.

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