The Polish-American Freedom Foundation and the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission offers Lane Kirkland Scholarship Program for candidates of Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Moldavia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Candidates must have a master’s degree and should be up to 35 years of age. The scholarship is provided for those students who are interested in the development of democracy, economy and civil society in their countries and in the region. The value of scholarship is approx. PLN 1,800 per month.
Study Subject(s):The scholarship is provided in the field of Economics and management, Administration / management (business, NGO, culture, environmental protection, health care), Public administration (government and local government), Law, Social science (social psychology, sociology), Political science and international relations, Journalism, Development policy.
Course Level: Lane Kirkland Scholarship Program is a two-semester project course with 2-4-week professional internships.The program ends with a diploma of participation and it is of prestigious nature only.
Scholarship Provider: The Polish-American Freedom Foundation and the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission.
Scholarship can be taken at: Poland
Eligibility:-Citizenship and permanent residence in one of the targeted countries (holders of permanent residence card in Poland are ineligible)
-Up to 35 years of age (in special cases up to 40)
-Polish language proficiency adequate to effectively attend lectures and seminars as well as to prepare a diploma project or, alternatively, English in case of those candidates who select a specific study program with English as the language of instruction (in such cases, only basic Polish is required)
-Professional experience of at least 2 years.
-Candidates actively working in their professional and social fields
-Candidates who have significant achievements
-Candidates who have not studied in Poland before.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The candidates of Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Moldavia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan can apply for this scholarship.
Scholarship Description: The program is addressed to young leaders with higher education who are interested in the development of democracy, economy and civil society in their countries and in the region. The program is realized in the form of a two-semester project course with Polish universities and 2-4-week professional internships with public or private institutions.The main purpose of the Kirkland Program is to share Polish experiences in transformation, therefore, it is possible to study only these subjects that are related to system, political and economic transformation which were mentioned in the announcement.
Number of awards offered: Not Known
Duration of award(s): The Program is realized in the form of a two-semester project course with Polish universities and 2-4-week professional internships with public or private institutions.
What does it cover? Scholarship of approx. PLN 1,800 per month is provided. Additionally costs covered are: educational fees, accommodation in Poland, insurance, travel to and from Poland, visa fees, purchase of educational materials and equipment. The computers rented by students during the scholarship program may become their property, free of charge, after the scholarship requirements have been fully satisfied.
Selection Criteria: Approximately 50 best applicants will be selected in a 3-stage evaluation process of candidates:
Stage 1 – formal assessment of applications
Stage 2 – substantive assessment of applications
Stage 3 – interviews (April 15 – May 9, 2013).
Notification: The candidates who have qualified by passing all 3 stages of evaluation process are informed via e-mail at the end of March. The information of the final results will be sent via e-mail in June 2013.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application closing date is March 1, 2013.