Polish-American Freedom Foundation and Education for Democracy Foundation jointly call for applications for Kirkland Scholarship Competition from young leaders with higher education who are interested in the development of democracy, economy and civil society in their countries and in the region. The major purpose of the scholarship program 2014/15 is to offer certain group of persons – experts, politicians, employees at government and local government institutions entrepreneurs and managers; leaders of non-governmental organizations, cultural organizers and promoters of active citizenship; academic teachers; and journalists an opportunity to carry out two semester project course with Polish Universities and 2-4 week professional internships with public or private institutions.
The scholarship covers educational fees, accommodation in Poland, insurance, travel to and from Poland, visa fees, purchase of educational materials and equipment along with approximately PLN 1,800 per month stipend.
Eligibility Criteria –
Citizen and permanent resident in one of the targeted countries – Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyz Republic are eligible to apply.
Applicants must hold Master’s degree and must not be more than 35 years of age (in special cases up to 40) at the time of application.
Applicants must have a professional experience of at least 2 years
Candidate must have Polish language proficiency adequate to effectively attend lectures and seminars as well as to prepare a diploma project or, alternatively, English in case of those candidates who select a specific study program with English as the language of instruction (in such cases, only basic Polish is required).
Applicants are required to submit online application form. Two letters of reference in Polish, English or Russian language; and a copy of Master’s degree diploma or PhD diploma must be submitted via email.
For more information, please visit The Lane Kirkland Scholarships in the 2014-15 academic year page.