Polish Century Club Exploratory Research Fellowship
The Polish Century Club Exploratory FellowshipThe Polish Studies Center offers a research fellowship for graduate students in the first two years of their study at Indiana University. The Polish Century Club Exploratory Research Fellowship provides $1,000 for research in Poland during the period May 2019-May 2020.
The fellowship is open to MA and PhD students who want to investigate the possibility of further research in Poland. The primary purpose of the grant is to support early stage research, including making contact with academics and other experts with knowledge relevant to the proposed research. Language study is also encouraged as a secondary activity. A student who has been accepted to the exchange with the University of Warsaw or Jagiellonian University may receive the fellowship in order to prolong the stay in Poland for purposes of research or for additional language study. A summer language program may also be combined with the exploratory research in Poland. Students with limited prior experience in Poland are particularly encouraged to apply. Flyer announcement available here.
Application deadline is March 29, 2019. Application materials should be electronically to the Polish Studies Center at email@example.com. A complete application will consist of:
- a research statement, not to exceed 500 words;
- a letter of support from the student's advisor;
- an unofficial transcript;
- recommended: indication of mentoring support at a Polish institution. This might include emails from scholars in Poland and/or detailed information from the student's advisor.
Samuel and Alicja Fiszman Scholarship for Undergraduate Study in Poland
The Samuel and Alicja Fiszman Scholarship 2019-2020 is open to any undergraduate student at Indiana University Bloomington who intends to pursue study in Poland on an IU-approved, credit-bearing overseas study program in Warsaw or Kraków. There are two types of scholarships: one for summer study abroad and the other for a semester or longer stay. The scholarship award for summer study abroad is up to $2,500, and up to $5,000 for the academic year. Applications for the Summer Scholarship are due to the Polish Studies Center by Thursday, March 29th at noon and the deadline for the Academic Year Scholarship is Thursday, April 5th at noon.Application materials and any questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are en-couraged to apply, even if study abroad plans are not yet finalized. Flyer announcement available here.Both universities in Kraków and Warsaw offer many exciting programs for English speaking students. If you choose to study at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, for instance, you can take courses at the Centre for European Studies, one of the many programs in which students receive up to 13 credits per semester. In addition to Polish language, you can take other courses in Central European history and culture taught in English. Application materials should be sent to the Polish Studies Center, at email@example.com A completed application will consist of:
- a letter of application, explaining the applicant’s interest in Polish Studies, and discussing how study abroad will contribute to the realization of the student’s goals;
- an IU transcript (PDF from One.iu.edu is acceptable);
- a letter of recommendation from a professor familiar with the student’s work. This last should be sent separately by the professor to the PSC.
- a tentative budget (cost of program, airfare, accommodations)
Applications will be reviewed by the PSC Fellowship Committee; an announcement of the winner will be made by late March.
Polish Studies Center Travel Grants:
Two grants of up to $500 in support of travel are available to graduate students and faculty of Indiana University, and an individual may receive one grant during a given academic year.
- One student award per year is available to enable a graduate student to make a presentation at a scholarly conference on a topic related to Polish Studies, either in the United States or abroad; as a second option, the grant may be used to support research-related travel to Poland.
- One faculty award per year is available to enable a faculty member to attend and make a presentation at a conference located in Europe, or outside North America, on a topic related to Polish Studies. It would also support IU faculty to deliver talks related to Polish Studies at a Polish university or research institute. The faculty grant is not available to Polish Studies Center Exchangees nor to IU Visiting Scholars.
Opportunities through the Indiana University Office of the Vice President for International Affairs:
- Indiana University Short-term Faculty Exchange Program in Poland
Each year the Office of the Vice President for Intarnational Affairs recruits faculty members and librarians for short-term (minimum of one month) assignments at partner institutions abroad during the calendar year. Partner institutions in Poland include Warsaw University and Jagiellonian University in Krakow.
- Indiana University Graduate Student Exchange Program in Poland
The Office of the Vice Presiden for International Affairs maintains exchange agreements that provide a variety of opportunities for Indiana University graduate students to conduct research, study, and teach at selected partner institutions abroad. Brief information about partner institutions in Poland follows.
- Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
One-semester position (fall 2009 or spring 2010) for study or research in any academic field that can be accommodated at Jagiellonian University. Jagiellonian will cover the costs of attending the university plus room and board. A travel stipend will be provided by the Office of the Vice Presiden for International Affairs. Please visit the Jagiellonian University web site.
- Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland
Academic year or semester position (summer 2009, fall 2009, spring 2010) for study or research in any academic field that can be accommodated at Warsaw University. Warsaw will cover costs of attending the university plus room and board. A travel stipend will be provided by the Office of the Vice Presiden for International Affairs. Please visit the Warsaw University web site.
Interested individuals should contact:
Office of the Vice President for International Affairs
Bryan Hall 104, Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: (812) 856-9024,
Information and application materials are also available at the OVPIA web page.
Funding Opportunities through the Russian and East European Institute
Funding Opportunities through the Institute for European Studies
Polish Studies Opportunities through Non-IU Organizations:
- The Kosciuszko Foundation
This site thoroughly outlines a variety of scholarship categories and application procedures. Please visit the Kosciuszko Foundation scholarship page.
- The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America
This site lists scholarship information on their "What's New" page. Please visit the PIASA web site.
- American Association of Teachers of Slavic & East European Languages
This organization has a professional development page which provides information on fellowships, grants, and internships. Please visit the AATSEEL web site.
- The American Council for Polish Culture
This organization aims to create a network of affiliated Polish-American cultural organizations and therefore provides scholarship information from a variety of regional organizations in the US. Please visit the ACPC web site.
- Polish American Congress
This organization generated a large list of scholarship opportunities, primarily for students of Polish descent. The website is old with many out-of-date links, but it could provide some leads on where to look.