Lane Kirkland Scholarship Program

The Polish-American Freedom Foundation - Founder of the Lane Kirkland Scholarship Program, and the Polish - U.S. Fulbright Commission - Program Administrator - award scholarships to young leaders, holding MA university degrees, who are determined to be actively involved in the development of democracy, economy and civil society in their countries and the region.

The program includes two semesters of study at Polish universities and 2-4 week professional internships in public and private institutions.

It is addressed to candidates from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, as well as Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan representing the following fields:

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

Eligibility criteria:

  • Citizenship and permanent residence in one of the targeted countries
  • individuals with a permanent residence card in Poland are ineligible
  • Master's degree
  • up to 35 years of age (in special cases up to 40)
  • Polish language proficiency adequate to effectively attend lectures and seminars and prepare a diploma thesis, or, alternatively, English - for those candidates who select a specific study program with English as language of instruction (in such cases only basic Polish is required)
  • minimum 2 years of professional experience

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