The Kryszstof Skubiszewski Scholarship, Poland

Deadline: 31 March 2011
Open to: candidates who have completed a course of higher education and have successfully defended their doctoral thesis
Scholarship: PLN 22,500 (cca. EUR 5,815)

The scholarship holder will be given a one year internship during the 2011/2012 academic year at the University of Warsaw (or another Polish university) in the field of law, political sciences or contemporary history.  The aim of the scholarship is to promote democracy, human rights and the principle of law-governed states.

The Aim of the Scholarship

The scholarship was established to promote democracy and respect for human rights, law-governed states and the legal principles governing international relations. The successful candidate will be given an academic internship at Warsaw University relating to the aforementioned aims and covering one of the following disciplines:

  • law (in particular human rights, constitutional law, international law)
  • political sciences
  • contemporary history

In justified cases, the scholarship may be awarded to a candidate who will undertake the internship in part or in whole at another university in Poland.

Selection Criteria

Applications are welcomed from candidates from any of the countries listed above, with the exception of
Poland.  The scholarship is open to candidates who have completed a course of higher education and who:
• have successfully defended their doctoral thesis (or who have significant academic achievements) or
• are able to demonstrate significant achievements in the field of public welfare.

Preference will be given to candidates who are under forty years of age. A knowledge of foreign languages, particularly English, is essential.  A knowledge of Polish is recommended.  A candidate who qualifies for the scholarship but who has no knowledge of Polish will undergo an intensive language course in the period before commencing his/her internship.

The scholarship is open to candidates from Central Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic States, Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia & the Caucasus

List of Documents

  1. A completed personal questionnaire (obtainable at:
  2. A curriculum vitae (in English).
  3. Copies of relevant academic diplomas, documents  substantiating the candidate’s achievements in the field of public welfare, his/her political or social activities, work in public service or professional work.
  4. A list of publications, opinions and other work confirming the candidate’s academic and professional work, as well as copies of the most important publications and works.
  5. A certificate confirming the level of knowledge of foreign languages.
  6. A letter of motivation, together with a description of the proposed programme of work to be undertaken during the internship.
  7. A letter of recommendation from the candidate’s academic supervisor, superior or other person who can confirm the candidate’s level of preparedness for the internship.  It is advisable to attach any other letters of recommendation and a list of people from whom the Scholarship Committee may request an opinion about the candidate.
  8. The candidate may attach any other documents that could be useful in evaluating his/her application.


Applications, together with all the relevant attachments, should be sent by post to the following address:
Uniwersytet Warszawski
Studium Europy Wschodniej
Pałac Potockich
Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
00-927 Warszawa, Polska

or by e-mail to the following address:

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