About the Program

The Lane Kirkland Scholarship Program supports leaders and specialists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine by granting them scholarships for one year of complementary studies in Poland.

Kirkland Research Program

In September 2016 a new pilot path under the Kirkland Program called Kirkland Research Program was launched. It offers 4-months research and scientific internships for persons who already enjoy an established scientific position.

Our Alumni

We already have almost 750 Alumni! Experts, managers, scientists, willing to cooperate and share their experience. Information about the Alumni can be found in the constantly developing Expert Database of the Program Alumni.

Our patron

Lane Kirkland – our patron
Lane Kirkland was born on March 12, 1922 in Camden, South Carolina. In 1948, after graduation, Kirkland started working for the American Federation of Labor (AFL).

Biuletyn banner en

Program Administrator

 Leaders of Change Foundation was established in February 2016 with the aim to coordinate the two acting for years, programs of Polish-American Freedom Foundation – the Lane Kirkland Scholarship Program and the Study Tours to Poland Program. Both programs are international in nature and combines them similarity of target groups, giving the opportunity to develop cooperation and the scope of action in the future.

Program Founder

The Foundation was established by the Polish-American Enetrprise Fund organized following the Support for the East European Democracy Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1989.


kirk white2


Biuro Programu Stypendialnego im. Lane'a Kirklanda

Fundacja Liderzy Przemian

Al. Jerozolimskie 133 lok. 56

02-304 Warszawa 


PAFW Medium2