Scholarship Program of the Government of the Republic of Poland for Young Academicians 2016/2017

Scholarship Program of the Government of the Republic of Poland for Young Academicians 2016/2017

Deadline: 1 March  2017

Open to: candidates from  Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan,Azerbaijan an Georgia

Scholarship: 1350 PLN per month

Description

The Scholarship Program for Young Scholars was started in 2003 and is addressed to candidates from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Central Asia and the Caucasus. The scholarships are intended for the realization of academic training in the form of year-long individual supplementary studies.

Applicants are usually Ph.D. holders, young lecturers or university graduates who wish to continue their studies after returning home. The scholarship enables them to bring back the knowledge they have gained and spread it in their home country. Scholarship recipients receive academic supervision from specialists in their chosen subject of interest. Academic supervisors also later act as promoters for scholarship recipients when they write their final papers.

Each year, 70 scholarship students take part. They are young humanities students that improve their qualifications during a 9-month apprenticeship at any one of the best schools of higher education in Poland. Since its inception, over 500 individuals have taken part in the program.

Eligibility

1. “Scholarship Program of the Polish Government for Young Academicians” initialized in 2003 is addressed to Candidates from  Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan,  Azerbaijan an Georgia. The 14th edition  of the Program  will take place during the academic year of 2016/2017.

2. Preference will be given to candidates  who can prove their academic achievements or organizational activity and whose accomplishments would allow them to put advanced study in this specialization to good use in their own countries in various fields of academic or public life.

3. Scholarship is granted for realization of a scientific practice, in the form of a 1-year long individual complementary studies.

4. Each of the qualified candidates may receive scholarship once for a given period and, from exceptional circumstances, without the possibility of prolonging it for the next year.

5. Total duration of the internship and the preparatory course of Polish language is  10 months. There is a possibility of prolonging stay within the frames of the scholarship till July 2017, if the  Program  coordinator in  agreement with  the  tutor will apply  for prolongation. It may take place only in case of fulfilling by the scholarship holder all the scientific conditions of the Program, including defense of the diploma thesis at minimum 4 grade and participation in the scientific programs taking place in July 2014. Possible supplementary scholarship will end 31st July 2016.

6. Candidates with sufficient knowledge of Polish language will start realization of the Program on 1st September 2016 with the Preparatory course of Polish language. The course will be conducted at the University of Warsaw, and will consist of general lectures and supplementary course of Polish language.

7. Candidates with insufficient knowledge of Polish language will start realization of the Program on 1st August 2016 with the additional, intensive course of Polish language. In such a situation scholarship may last 12 months.

8. Realization of the scholarship (studies) at the particular Polish universities will last from 1st October 2016 till 30th June 2017.

General Requirements

1. University diploma (4- or 5-year studies ending with a defense of a bachelor diploma or master thesis), preferably in the humanities: history, international relations, political sciences, journalism, sociology, ethnology, cultural sciences, social psychology, administration, management and law.

2. Age limit: 35.

3. General knowledge in the general issues concerning one of the above mentioned fields or similar fields, particularly in the 19 and 20 centuries.

4. Knowledge of the Polish language at a level guaranteeing that the student is able to understand the lectures and do the required reading – is essential (see I – 6,7).

5. In an extraordinary cases there is a possibility to qualify candidates without the knowledge of the Polish language. Such scholarship holders will be, however, obligated to learn Polish language individually and after getting notification of being qualified to the Program they will have to take part in additional intensive course of Polish language in August 2013

 Scholarships The scholarship is 1350 PLN per month. The costs of accommodation and feeding should be individually covered by the scholarship holders.

Application Place of application – counterpart Embassy or Consulate of the Republic of Poland. The application deadline is 1st  March  2017 The complete  set of documents should be submitted by post or delivered personally (with an envelope  annotation “Scholarship  Program  for Young Academicians”) to the counterpart Polish diplomatic outposts. Complete set of documents scanned, preferably in JPG format, shall be send also by e-mail: stypendia.studium@uw.edu.pl Counterpart Consulates of the Republic of Poland will be admitting visas till 31st July 2017  to all qualified candidates.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

1. Copy of University diploma equivalent to Polish Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or an official document confirming participation in doctoral studies or working.

2. Precisely completed application form (available at:  www.studium.uw.edu.pl)..

3. Concise letter of motivation indicating major of studies chosen by the candidate, possibly.

4. Project of research work.

5. Curriculum vitae written in Polish or English language, in the reverse chronological order, in which the most recent events are listed first, including 1 photograph in a paper or electronic version (converted into JPG).

6. List of all academic publications, most significant academic written work, professional or academic projects.

7. Certificates confirming candidate’s knowledge of Polish and English language.

8. Other information, documents that the candidate believes might assist the commission in evaluating his or her application. If you have any questions, please email us  stypendia.studium@uw.edu.pl.

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