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Kirkland Research Program Announcement

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Polish-American Freedom Foundation
Founder of the Program
and
Leaders of Change Foundation
Program Administrator
announce an open competition for candidates from
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine
 
for
The Kirkland Research Scholarships in Poland

in 2018
 

In the framework of the Kirkland Research Program, we offer a scholarship for one-semester research and scientific stay in Poland for people with a PhD degree with an established academic position.

 

FIELDS:
o    Economics and management
o    Public administration (government and local government)
o    Law
o    Social science (Social Psychology, Sociology)
o    Political science and international relations

 

The candidates who are planning to return to their countries of origin after the scholarship program for the purpose of implementing the newly acquired knowledge therein are welcome to submit their applications.

The scholarship program is intended for the period from the middle of September till the end of January (1 semester). The elements common with the Kirkland Program include participation in the orientation and preparation program in September, held in two sessions for the grantees (December and January), and - optionally - in other classes and workshops organized for the grantees.

As part of the Kirkland Research, the grantees are obliged to participate in academic seminars and work individually under the supervision of their academic advisors to eventually write a diploma project. If the grantee's academic article is accepted for publishing by his/her academic supervisor and the grantee presents effects of his/her work during the meeting of the grantees in January, such grantee shall be entitled to obtain the Program graduation diploma.  

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
•    Citizenship and permanent residence in one of the targeted countries (holders of permanent residence card in Poland are ineligible)
•    Phd degree
•    Up to 40 years of age (in special cases up to 45)
•    At least 4 years of professional experience
•    At least two years between any previous foreign scholarships (lasting longer than 6 months) and your application
•    Polish language proficiency at least at the B2 level.
The offer is directed to people who did not participate in the Lane Kirkland Scholarship Program, have not completed doctoral studies in Poland or lectured at a Polish university.

 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:
-    Monthly stipend for 4 months: 2000 PLN/month.
-    Accommodation in Poland during 4 months
-    Reimbursement of travel costs according to annual limits
-    Reimbursement of the local travel costs
-    Didactic package up to 3700 PLN
-    Health insurance for medical outpatient care, treatment costs in case of emergency and civil liability insurance
-    Participation in the orientation program and scholars conventions

 

SELECTION PROCESS:
Approximately 45 best individuals will be selected in a 3-stage evaluation process of candidates:
I.    Review of applications with regard to eligibility criteria
II.    Review of candidates’ proposed projects of study
by independent experts
III.    Interviews (planned on 30 March-30 April 2018)
The candidates advanced to the third stage will be notified by e-mail or phone. Information on the final nominations will be mailed to the candidates in June 2018.

 
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
1.    Application form on-line
       a)    detailed personal questionnaire
       b)    proposed program of study in Poland explaining the purpose of participation in the Kirkland Program and including the future plans connected with its completion (not exceeding 4,000-6,000 characters with spaces)
2.    Two letters of reference (in Polish, English or Russian), describing the achievements and qualifications of the candidate as well as the expectations connected with the candidate’s further development and work in her/his professional or social field – to be submitted by e-mail
3.    Copy of the PhD diploma – to be submitted by e-mail
 
SELECTION PROCESS:
Approximately 45 best individuals will be selected in a 3-stage evaluation process of candidates:
I.    Review of applications with regard to eligibility criteria
II.    Review of candidates’ proposed projects of study
by independent experts
III.    Interviews (planned on 30 March-30 April 2018)
The candidates advanced to the third stage will be notified by e-mail or phone. Information on the final nominations will be mailed to the candidates in June 2018.
 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Application forms and relevant documents should be received by the Program Office no later than:
March 1, 2018
Applications received after the deadline will not be concidered.

 

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
•    Inauguration of the Program (mid-Sept 2018)
•    Orientation (10 days)
•    Individual research and scientific work in one of the Polish academic centers: Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, Wroclaw, Lublin (from October to January)
•    Preparation of the scientific article
•    Presentation of the scholarship's work during the scholars conventions in January 2019

 

 

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Biuro Programu Stypendialnego im. Lane'a Kirklanda

Fundacja Liderzy Przemian

Al. Jerozolimskie 133 lok. 56

02-304 Warszawa 

fundacja@leadersofchange.pl

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