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Scholarships and Research Grant in Poland, 2015-2016

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April 07, 2015

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The Krzysztof Skubiszewski Foundation will award scholarship and grant for the academic year 2015-2016. The scholarship holder will undertake a one year internship at the University of Warsaw or another Polish academic institution in his/her chosen field, under a supervisor. The research grant is intended to finance a three-month or shorter visit to Poland. The scholarship and the research grant are open to candidates from Central Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic States, Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia & the Caucasus. The application deadline is 7 April 2015. 
Study Subject(s): Scholarship and grant are awarded in one of the following disciplines: law (in particular human rights, constitutional law, international law); political science and contemporary history.
Course Level: Scholarship is available to undertake one year internship at the University of Warsaw or at another Polish university. Grant is available for a three-month or shorter visit to undertake research in his/her chosen field, in collaboration with the University of Warsaw or with another Polish academic institution.
Scholarship Provider: The Krzysztof Skubiszewski Foundation
Eligibility:
-Applications are welcomed from candidates from any of the countries listed below, except Poland.
-The scholarship and the research grant are open to candidates who hold a master’s degree or equivalent, and have successfully defended their doctoral thesis (or have significant academic achievements) or have accomplished works of significant importance in the public interest, especially in the area of promoting democracy and the rule of law.
-Preference will be given to candidates who are under forty years of age.
-Proficiency in foreign languages, particularly English, will be an important selection criterion.
-Proficiency in Polish is desired. If the scholarship holder has no sufficient knowledge of Polish, he/she will undergo an intensive Polish language course in the period immediately preceding the internship (in August and in September). If the grantee needs a Polish language course, the Foundation will organize the course during his/her academic visit to Poland.

 

Scholarship Open for International Students: The scholarship and the research grant are open to candidates from Central Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic States, Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia & the Caucasus (except Poland).
Scholarship Description: The scholarship holder will be given a one year internship during the 2015/2016 academic year at the University of Warsaw or at another Polish university in the field of law, political science or contemporary history. The goal of the scholarship is to promote democracy, human rights, the rule of law, and the respect of law in international relations. The scholarship is open to candidates who hold a master’s degree or equivalent, and have successfully defended their doctoral thesis (or have other significant academic achievements) or have accomplished works of significant importance in the public interest, especially in the area of promoting democracy and the rule of law.
Number of award(s): The Foundation will grant one scholarship and two research grants for the academic year 2015/2016.
Duration of award(s): The research grant is intended to finance a three-month or shorter visit to Poland, that will have the same purpose and will be organized in the same way as the internship financed by the scholarship. The intership will commence on October 1st, 2015, and will last for nine months (the totality of the academic year 2015/2016). The internship may last for less than 9 months and may begin later than October 1st if the scholarship holder requests this.
What does it cover?
Detailed conditions of the scholarshipThe scholarship holder will receive:
-a total of 28 940 Polish zloty (PLN), payable in monthly instalments, in the case of an 9-month internship; if the internship lasts for less than 9 months, the amount paid will be proportionally reduced (the scholarship holder will have to pay revenue tax on this money, either in his country of permanent residence or in Poland);
-free-of-charge accommodation in Warsaw or accommodation expenses during his/her stay in Poland;
-travel costs for one trip from the place of permanent residence to Warsaw and back; and
-reimbursement of the cost of insurance covering emergency medical treatment in Poland.
The Foundation will allocate 3212 PLN for the purchase of books or other material useful to the sholarship holder’s research. If the scholarship holder needs an intensive course of Polish, then the Foundation will bear the cost of the course and of board and lodging for the 1- or 2-month duration of the course. The Foundation will cover the costs connected with the internship in the selected university organizational unit, the fees for the academic supervisor and other administrative costs connected with the realization of the internship.
Detailed conditions of the research grant: The grantee will receive:
-a total of 9647 PLN if the duration of the research visit to Poland is three months or, if the duration is shorter, an amount of money proportional to the duration (the grantee will have to pay revenue tax on this money, either in his country of residence or in Poland);
-free-of-charge accommodation in Warsaw or accommodation expenses during his/her stay in Poland;
-travel costs for one trip from the place of residence to Warsaw and back; and
-reimbursement of the cost of insurance covering emergency medical treatment in Poland.
The Foundation will allocate 1071 PLN for the purchase of books or other material useful to the grantee’s research. If the grantee needs an intensive course of Polish, the Foundation will bear the cost of the course.
Selection Criteria: The board of directors of the Foundation will select the scholarship holder and the grantee based on a recommendation made by the Programme Council of the Foundation.
Notification: The selection process will be complete no later than on 1st June 2015.
How to Apply: The applications should be send via e-mail.
 
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