Research Stays on Polish History in Warsaw

Deadline: 16 December 2013
Open to: foreigners who study or wish to study Polish history
Fellowship: 1,000 €/month


The Scholarship Fund endowed by the Polish History Museum supports academic research on the history of Poland as well as activities propagating Polish history abroad. Scholarships are awarded to the winners of a competition for the best project, either educational, research or promotional in nature. A jury of eminent Polish historians will select the winners.

The Museum may also support the publication of works that result from materials gathered over the course of the scholarship. The Polish History Museum is a state institution of culture involved in activities promoting open science and in broadening the availability of works supported by public funding.

Since the seventh edition, works realized with material gathered during the programme will be published by the open-license not-for-profit organization Creative Commons, as selected by the recipient of the grant.

See the full rules HERE for more details.


The scholarship is addressed to foreigners who study or wish to study Polish history.


Scholarships are awarded for a period of one to three months. The amount of the grant is 1,000 euro monthly. The scholarship holder is responsible for travel and accommodation expenses.


There is no limit to the number of times one may apply for the scholarship. The deadline for submission of applications is 16 December.

Applicants are obliged to submit scholarship applications and all attachments in hard copy and via e-mail. Applications can be submitted in English or Polish. The order of attachments is important. Pages should be paper-clipped together, not stapled or bound. Documents should be word processed (Times New Roman 12; spacing 1.5). The Museum does not return submitted materials.

All documents sent via e-mail should be clearly named (Surname_Name_DocumentTitle) and saved as .pdf or .doc files. You are kindly asked not to send any image file formats and files weighing more than 4MB. Please check if a scanned version of an article/publication is legible.

Before sending the documents, the applicant must fill in an online registration form HERE.

Mandatory Documents:

  1. CV: This should contain information concerning the applicant’s course of studies, internships, study visits, scholarships, trainings abroad, career development, and academic projects in which the applicant participated. The text should not be longer than two standard typed-written pages (Times New Roman 12; spacing 1.5).
  2. List of publications/articles and originals or copies of three deemed by the applicant to be the most important;
  3. Project of activities to be undertaken during the scholarship: The description should not be longer than three typed-written pages and should include the following points: – Project title, – Characteristics of the topic, – Project goal, – List of institutions cooperating with the proposed project (if applicable), – Anticipated results of the project.

Optional Documents:

  • invitation from the institution supporting the applicant in realizing the project: This is to confirm that the candidate will have adequate conditions guaranteed in which to complete the project presented to the competition. The invitation should be appended to the application and not sent by the institution directly to the Museum.
  • the opinions of two independent academics (an academic from Poland is preferable but not obligatory).

ATTENTION! Applicants who have previously been awarded a Polish History Museum scholarship must attach following documents:

  • the report from the previous project;
  • if a year has passed since the scholarship, a text that resulted from the research undertaken during the scholarship

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please submit your questions to the organizers at [email protected] For further details see the program flyer HERE and the official website HERE.

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