Lane Kirkland Scholarships for Young Leaders in Poland, 2014/15

Polish-American Freedom Foundation and Education for Democracy Foundation are announcing an open competition for candidates from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyz Republic for the lane Kirkland scholarships in the 2014-15 academic year. Scholarship covers approx. PLN 1,800 per month as well as educational fees, accommodation in Poland, insurance, travel to and from Poland, visa fees, purchase of educational materials and equipment. The application deadline is March 1, 2014.. The Program is addressed to young leaders with higher education who are interested in the development of democracy, economy and civil society in their countries and in the region. The Program is realized in the form of a two-semester project course with Polish universities and 2-4-week professional internships with public or private institutions.. Scholarship is awarded for pursuing a two-semester project course with Polish universities and 2-4-week professional internships with public or private institutions.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? Citizenship and permanent residence in one of the targeted countries (holders of 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 as well as to prepare a diploma project or, alternatively, English in case of those candidates who select a specific study program with English as the language of instruction (in such cases, only basic Polish is required).
· Professional experience of at least 2 years.
Benefits of the scholarship:  Scholarship: approx. PLN 1,800 per month. Additionally, the following costs are covered: educational fees, accommodation in Poland, insurance, travel to and from Poland, visa fees, purchase of educational materials and equipment. The computers rented by students during the scholarship program may become their property, free of charge, after the scholarship requirements have been fully satisfied.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  The Program is realized in the form of a two-semester project course with Polish universities and 2-4-week professional internships with public or private institutions.
Number of scholarships:  Approximately 45 best applicants will be selected in a 3-stage evaluation process of candidates.

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