Krzysztof Skubiszewski Scholarship and Research Grant 2019

Krzysztof Skubiszewski Scholarship and Research Grant 2019

Deadline: April 8, 2019

Applications are open for the Krzysztof Skubiszewski Scholarship and Research Grant 2019. 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.

The stay in Poland financed by the scholarship and the academic visit to Poland financed by the research grant will be related to the aforementioned goal, and will involve research in one of the following disciplines:

  • Law (in particular human rights, constitutional law, international law);
  • Political science;
  • Contemporary history.

Benefits

The scholarship holder will receive:

  • A total of 28 940 Polish złoty (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 scholarship 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 emergency medical treatment in Poland.

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);
  • 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 residence to Warsaw and back; and
  • Reimbursement of the cost of insurance covering emergency medical treatment in Poland.

Eligibility

  • Open to candidates from Central Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic States, Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia & the Caucasus, 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 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.

Application

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For more information, visit Krzysztof Skubiszewski Scholarship and Research Grant.

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