Original Source:  http://www.thekf.org/kf/scholarships/exchange-us/CentennialAward/

Applications for the Kosciuszko Foundation Exchange Program to the U.S. for the 2019-2020 academic year are now OPEN!

Application Deadline: October 31, 2018

Every year the Kosciuszko Foundation awards a number of Fellowships/Grants to Poles for advanced study, research, and/or teaching at universities and other institutions of higher learning in the United States.

The Foundation provides a cost-of-living stipend, which includes transatlantic travel, housing allowance, health and accident insurance coverage, and (when warranted) domestic travel.

There are no restrictions to fields of study/research.

Fellowship awards generally range from $9,000 to $30,000 (for Teaching Fellowships) depending on award category and duration of stay.

Most candidates can expect a stay of up 3 to 5 months.


1. Only Polish citizens permanently residing in Poland are eligible.
2. This program is NOT for Poles residing outside of Poland, or those residing temporarily outside of Poland, whether or not engaged in research/study.
3. Dual citizens (the United States and Poland) as well as individuals holding the United States permanent residency status (green card) are not eligible. There are no exceptions to this requirement.
4. Applicants must hold an M.A. or M.S. degree prior to the commencement date of the award.
5. Current academic affiliation is required in all cases and must be documented with a certificate from an institution of academic employment/study.

In honor of the centennial of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Poland and the United States in 1919, the Kosciuszko Foundation and the U.S. Embassy in Poland are pleased to announce the CENTENNIAL AWARD – a new 3-month exchange to the U.S. grant offered by the Foundation during 2019-2020 academic year.

Researchers in the field of Polish-U.S. relations over the last century, historians, professors of American Studies or Ph.D. candidates researching important moments of Polish-U.S. history after Poland regained its independence in 1918 are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Awardee’s research results will be presented for publication after its completion and presented to audiences in Poland and the United States in order to increase mutual understanding of Poland and America’s shared history.

The award is sponsored by: Collegia www.collegia.pl

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Founded in 1925, the Kosciuszko Foundation promotes closer ties between Poland and the United States through educational, scientific and cultural exchanges. The KF awards approximately $1 million annually in fellowships and grants to graduate students, scholars, scientists, and artists, and promotes Polish culture in America.