Leaders of Change Foundation announces an open competition for candidates from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan for THE LANE KIRKLAND SCHOLARSHIPS in Poland in the 2021–2022 academic year

Application deadline is March 1, 2021

Financial information:

  • Free access to university classes and support of academic advisor
  • A stipend of PLN 18,000 (paid in 9 installments for 9 months)

Fields:

  • Economics and Management
  • Administration / Management (i.e. business, NGOs, culture, education and healthcare)
  • Public Administration (Central and Local Government Administration)
  • Law
  • Social Sciences (Social Psychology, Sociology)
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Environmental and climate protection
  • Security and cybersecurity
  • Crisis management
  • Development Policy and Humanitarian Aid

In addition, the Program administrator provides the following (worth approx. 4 200 PLN/month):

  • accommodation during the whole stay in Poland
  • health insurance for medical outpatient care, treatment costs in case of emergency and civil liability
    insurance
  • one return ticket to Poland (up to agreed amount)
  • public transportation cards
  • visa costs
  • research materials
  • participation in the introductory course, and grantees conventions
  • polish language course (October-May)

Candidates

The Kirkland scholarships are addressed to individuals who represent the following professional groups:

  • civil servants, employees of central and local government institutions
  • lawyers
  • entrepreneurs
  • managers in business, NGOs, culture, education, environmental protection, healthcare
  • leaders of non-governmental organizations, animators in culture and civic activity
  • academic teachers
  • journalists

Preferences

  • candidates actively working in their professional and social fields
  • candidates who have significant achievements
  • candidates who have not yet studied in Poland
  • candidates choosing studies in Polish

Required documents

  • Application form on-line

    • detailed personal questionnaire
    • reasons why the candidate wants to participate in the Program; a project of stay containing an
      outline of the paper to be prepared as a result of the scholarship as well as proposals concerning
      the implementation of the scholarship and plans to use the knowledge gained in Poland (4000-
      6000 characters with spaces).
  • Two letters of reference (in Polish, English or Russian), describing the achievements and qualifications of the candidate as well as the expectations connected with the candidate’s further development and work in her/his professional or social field – to be submitted by e-mail. Recommendation letters must not be written by the candidate’s family members and/or spouses/life partners.

  • Copy of Master’s degree diploma (or PhD diploma) – to be submitted by e-mail.

Leaders of Change Foundation announce an open competition for candidates from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan for the 2021 KIRKLAND RESEARCH scholarships.

Application deadline is March 1, 2021.

Financial information

  • Stipend paid for four months (2 200 PLN per month)
  • Free access to university classes and support of academic advisor

FIELDS:

  • Economics and Management
  • Administration / Management (i.e. business, NGOs, culture, education, or healthcare)
  • Public Administration (Central or Local Government Administration)
  • Law
  • Social Sciences (Social Psychology, Sociology)
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Environmental and Climate Protection
  • Security and Cybersecurity
  • Crisis Management
  • Development Policy and Humanitarian Aid

In addition, the Program administrator provides the following (worth approx. 4 500 PLN/month):

  • accommodation provided during the four months stay in Poland
  • reimbursement of travel expenses (arrival in Poland and return) according to limits set annually
  • reimbursement of public transport costs
  • scientific and didactic package up to PLN 3 500
  • health insurance for medical outpatient care, treatment costs in case of an emergency, and civil liability insurance
  • participation in the introductory course and grantees conventions

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

You must

  • have citizenship and permanent residence in one of the countries covered by the Kirkland Research Program: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan;
  • be under 45 years of age;
  • have experience in research and scientific work – minimum 4 years;
  • have at least two years break from participation in any previous scholarship abroad that was longer than 6 months;
  • have scientific achievements, including publications;
  • have a knowledge of Polish or English at minimum B2 level. (In the case of having English at B2 level, Polish must be at least at A1 level)

Preferences

  • candidates actively working in their professional and social fields
  • candidates who have significant achievements
  • candidates who have not yet studied in Poland
  • candidates choosing studies in Polish

Required documents

  • Filled-in the on-line application form, and include the following:

    • personal data questionnaire.
    • description of the candidate’s scientific activity.
    • research work project – justification for participation in the Kirkland Research Program, together with proposals for how the results of conducted research will be used (7500-12000 characters with spaces).
  • Two letters of reference (in Polish, Russian, or English) confirming the candidate’s achievements and qualifications to date, and the usefulness of the research to be conducted through participation in the Kirkland Research Program in the candidate’s further development and work in her/his professional or social field, sent via e-mail. Recommendation letters must not be written by the candidate’s family members and/or spouses/life partners.

  • A copy of the PhD diploma, sent via e-mail.