Program for Advanced Study, Research and/or Teaching in the United States

Kosciuszko Foundation


Grant amount: US $7,650 - US $25,500

Anticipated deadline: Oct 30, 2019 9:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Working Professional Masters Student

Funding uses: Conference, Research, Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Poland

Location of citizenship: Poland

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Overview:

The Kosciuszko Foundation annually awards a number of Fellowships/ Grants to Poles for advanced study, research, and/or teaching at universities and other institutions of higher learning in the United States. The Foundation provides a cost-of-living stipend, which includes trans-atlantic travel, housing allowance, health and accident insurance coverage, and (when warranted) domestic travel. There is no allowance for dependents (spouse and children). Recipients are solely responsible for all expenses of accompanying dependents.

Award Categories

Currently, the Kosciuszko Foundation's Exchange Program to the U.S. has 3 award categories:

Fellowships: awarded to successful candidates with doctoral degrees, including postgraduate scholars, professionals, or artists. 

Grants: awarded to candidates without doctoral degrees.

Teaching Fellowships: university faculty members with teaching assignments at U.S. universities, in addition to individual research projects.

Awards generally range from $7,650 to $25,500 (for Teaching Fellowships) depending on award category and duration of stay. Most candidates can expect a stay of up to 5 months. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Only Polish citizens permanently residing in Poland are eligible. 
  • Applicants must hold an M.A. or M.S. degree prior to the commencement date of the award. 
  • Current academic affiliation is required in all cases and must be documented with a certificate from an institution of academic employment/study.
  • Applicants must have strong English language proficiency in order to carry out their proposed projects.
    • English proficiency will be assessed during personal interviews in Warsaw.
  • There are no restrictions as to fields of study/research.

Preferences:

  • Preference is given to doctoral or postdoctoral candidates.

Ineligibility:

  • This program is NOT for Poles residing outside of Poland, or those residing temporarily outside of Poland, whether or not engaged in research/study.

  • Dual citizens (United States and Poland) as well as individuals applying for/holding United States permanent residency status (green card) are not eligible. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

  • The Foundation does not support short-term academic visits to deliver a paper at a conference or take part in a seminar or training. The Foundation does not subsidize any publications.

  • Foundation grants do not cover tuition costs or university studies at any level.