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Krzysztof Skubiszewski Scholarship and Research Grant in Poland, 2020

Applications are invited for the Krzysztof Skubiszewski Scholarship and Research Grant for the 2020/2021 academic year. The grant 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)

The scholarship and the research grant are established to promote democracy, the respect of human rights, the rule of law, and the respect of law in international relations. Proficiency in foreign languages, particularly English, will be an important selection criterion.

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Krzysztof Skubiszewski was the first Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs to be appointed after Poland regained its independence; he served from 1989 to 1993.

Description:

  • Application Deadline: April 8, 2020
  • Course Level: The studentships are available to pursue research.
  • Study Subject: The studentships are awarded in the field of law, political science or contemporary history.
  • Award: The scholarship holder will receive:
    • a total of 28 940 Polish zloty (PLN), payable in monthly instalments, in the case of a 9-month stay in Poland; if the stay lasts for less than 9 months, the amount paid will be proportionally reduced (the program holder will have to pay revenue tax on this money, either in his country of permanent residence or in Poland);
    • paid-up accommodation in Warsaw or reimbursement of 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 the emergency medical treatment in Poland.
  • Number of Awards: Not given
  • Nationality: Central Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic States, Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia & the Caucasus
  • The award can be taken in Poland

Eligibility::

  • Eligible Countries: 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.
  • Entrance Requirements: The grant 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.
  • Applications are welcomed from candidates from any of the countries listed in the title of the present announcement, 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 program holder has no sufficient knowledge of Polish, he/she will undergo an intensive Polish language course in the period immediately before the beginning of the academic year (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.
  • English Language Requirements: Proficiency in foreign languages, particularly English, will be an important selection criterion. Proficiency in Polish is desired. If the program holder has no sufficient knowledge of Polish, he/she will undergo an intensive Polish language course in the period immediately before the beginning of the academic year (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.

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Application Procedure:

How to Apply: To participate in this grant, applicants must submit an online application form through the given link: https://apply.skubi.eu.org/index.php/scholarship2020-form/

Before filling in the form,

Supporting Documents:

  1. A curriculum vitae in English or in Polish.
  2. A letter describing your motivation and the proposed program of research to be undertaken during your internship or your academic visit.
  3. Copies of academic diplomas and, when appropriate, documents substantiating your works performed in the public interest, your social or political activities, your professional experience, your experience in the public service, or language proficiency.
  4. A list of publications, opinions and other works demonstrating your academic and professional achievements. Copies of the most important works. The list of academic publications should be written with clarity, and should follow rules commonly accepted for documents of this kind; among others, for each work mentioned, the list should contain the title in the original language and describe precisely where the work was published.
  5. Certificates confirming foreign languages proficiency, if you hold such certificates.
  6. A letter of recommendation from your academic supervisor, a person to whom you report in your work or another person who can confirm your level of preparedness.
  7. You may attach other documents useful in evaluating your application.

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