Celebrate Poland and America’s Shared History – Apply for the Kościuszko Foundation’s New Centennial Award Scholarship!

The New York-based Kościuszko Foundation has announced a new call for applications for fellowships and grants for advanced study, research, and/or teaching at universities and other institutions of higher learning in the United States.

One of this year’s awards is the new “Centennial Award” which will honor the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Poland and the United States in 1919.  This new 3-month exchange grant from the Kosciuszko Foundation – to be generously funded by the Polish company “Collegia” – is being offered to a committed researcher who is eager to enrich and share their expertise in the field of Polish-U.S. relations over the last century.  The best candidates for the “Centennial Award” will be scientists and PhD candidates researching important moments of Polish-U.S. history after Poland regained its independence in 1918.  Their research will be presented for publication after its completion and presented to audiences in Poland and/or the United States in order to increase mutual understanding of Poland and America’s shared history.

Don’t miss the deadline: October 31, 2018.

More details about the Centennial Award can be found here.

Founded in 1925 on the eve of the 150th anniversary of Thaddeus Kosciuszko’s enlistment in the American revolutionary cause, the New York-based Kosciuszko Foundation is dedicated to promoting educational and cultural exchanges between the United States and Poland and to increasing American understanding of Polish culture and history.  It annually funds $500,000 in research scholarships for Polish students and young scientists to pursue their research with academic partners in the United States for periods between 3-9 months.  A similar amount of funding goes to other cultural and educational programs also designed to promote friendship and mutual understanding between the Polish and American peoples. In 2010 the Kosciuszko Foundation opened an office in Warsaw in order to boost the foundation’s activities in Poland.