Fulbright grants for Polish citizens

WHAT'S A FULBRIGHT GRANT?

The Fulbright Program has two dimensions. The first one is purely practical: we finance the study visits of Polish students, researchers and academic teachers to the U.S. and support their promising projects. The other one is ideological: we believe that the exchange of knowledge and skills serves an even greater purpose than the advancement of learning. According to the vision of the initiator of the Program, the American Senator J. William Fulbright, it is a tool for building dialogue and peaceful relations between nations. By bringing together the academic circles of different countries, we bring together whole societies.

Since the program works in two directions, U.S. researchers and experts have the opportunity to study or teach in Poland. As a result, many Polish academic and educational institutions, as well as non-governmental organizations, have the chance to invite specialists and lecturers from the U.S. to work with them on their projects.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR A FULBRIGHT POLAND GRANT

  • Polish citizenship. Dual Polish-American citizens, U.S. Green Card holders, or individuals who reside in the U.S. at the time of application are ineligible to apply
  • Meeting formal requirements of a J-1 visa
  • Academic excellence
  • Justified need to study, conduct a research and/or teaching project in the U.S.
  • Preference is given to candidates who have not had any substantial recent experience in the U.S.

ALL FULBRIGHT GRANTS INCLUDE

J-1 visa

J-1 visa sponsorship for the grantee and J-2 visa(s) for the accompanying family member(s)

Roundtrip ticket

Travel allowance for grantee’s round trip to the U.S. (1500 USD)

Health care benefit plan

Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE) coverage for the duration of the grant

Stipend to cover living expenses

The stipend rate is calculated based on the living costs estimated for the specific location by the Institute of International Education

Allowances

Depending on the program, additional allowances are offered such as relocation and settling-in allowance, research, book and conference allowance or family allowance

Support

The Commission helps the grantees prepare for their stay in the U.S. while the Institute of International Education (IIE) ensures they receive an on-going support over the course of the grant

FULBRIGHT GRANTS FOR POLISH CITIZENS

Fulbright Graduate Student Award

8 grants per year
Aim: study

Fulbright Graduate Student Award

  • Who can apply: candidates should hold, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree (a licencjat/inżynier degree if the studies were completed in Poland) at the time of application or must be awarded the degree by June of the grant year at the latest, and can justify the fit of the studies in the U.S. with their academic and professional plans after returning to Poland. There is no age limit for this award
  • Aim of the grant: graduate studies at any accredited American institution of higher education
  • Apply for this grant before submitting application to a graduate school
  • Candidates for the award can choose between two placement tracks – with the support of IIE (IIE-Placed) or without the support of IIE (Self-Placed)
  • Applications are accepted in all fields of study, except for medical studies requiring direct contact with patients, LLM (Master of Laws), and MBA (Master of Business Administration) programs
  • Duration: 1 academic year (9-10 months) with a possibility of a renewal for the second year
  • The grant of up to 47,000 USD is for the cost of the first year of study. The grant total depends on the location of grantee’s host institution, grantee’s financial needs and available funds
  • Fulbright Graduate Student award is part of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program

 

More information in Polish

Regulations of the Fulbright Award Programs

Fulbright Junior Research Award

18 grants per year
Aim: research

Fulbright Junior Research Award

  • Who can apply: persons preparing doctoral dissertations in Polish units authorized to confer doctoral degrees, and their dissertation will be completed no sooner than after returning from the grant
  • Aim of the grant: conduct a research project at any accredited institution of higher education in the U.S., non-profit research institute or NGO
  • Candidates are expected to include a letter of invitation from a prospective host institution in their grant application
  • Applications are accepted in all fields of study, except for projects that require direct patient contact
  • Duration: 4 to 10 months
  • Fulbright Junior Research Award is part of the Foreign Fulbright Student Program. Grantees have the Visiting Student Researcher status

 

More information in Polish

Regulations of the Fulbright Award Programs

Fulbright Senior Award

20 grants per year
Aim: research and teaching

Fulbright Senior Award

  • Who can apply: scholars who hold, at a minimum, a Ph.D. degree and are employed at higher education or research institutions in Poland
  • Aim of the grant: conduct a research or research and teaching project at any accredited institution of higher education in the U.S., non-profit research institute or approved government institution
  • Applications are accepted in all fields of study, except for projects that require direct patient contact
  • Duration: 3 to 10 months
  • Candidates are expected to include a letter of invitation from a prospective host institution in their grant application
  • Fulbright Senior Award is part of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

More information in Polish

Regulations of the Fulbright Award Programs

Fulbright Slavic Award

3 grants per year
Aim: teaching

Fulbright Slavic Award

  • Who can apply: scholars who specialize in Slavic studies or related fields, hold, at a minimum, a Ph.D. degree and are employed as lecturers at higher education or research institutions in Poland
  • Aim of the grant: scholar’s primary responsibility is to teach undergraduate or graduate courses in the field of Slavic studies according to the needs specified by a higher education institution in the U.S.. Besides teaching scholars can conduct other academic activities, such as guest lectures, departmental or interdisciplinary program seminars or collaborative research with faculty or staff.
  • Duration: one quarter up to full academic year
  • Fulbright Slavic Award is part of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

More information in Polish

Regulations of the Fulbright Award Programs

Fulbright STEM Impact Award

10 grants per year
Aim: short-term research and/or teaching

Fulbright STEM Impact Award

  • Who can apply: STEM-field researchers who hold, at a minimum, a Ph.D. degree, are employed at higher education or research institutions in Poland, manage research projects and have a supervisory role over other researchers
  • Aim of the grant is two-fold: 1) to share one’s expertise in relevant field by giving lectures/seminars/workshops and/or developing curricula, training materials etc., and/or conduct research (individually or by joining host institution’s team/project in progress); and 2) to learn about the organizational and funding systems of U.S. scientific institutions, the commercialization of science and development of successful grant applications.
  • The grant can be realized an accredited U.S. higher education institution, non-for-profit research institute or other approved non-commercial institution in the U.S.
  • Duration: 2-6 weeks
  • Candidates are expected to include a letter of invitation from a prospective host institution and a detailed list of grant activities in their grant application
  • Fulbright STEM Impact Award is part of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

More information in Polish

Regulations of the Fulbright Award Programs

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Award

Number of grants per year: N/A
Aim: teaching

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Award

  • Who can apply: scholars, who hold, at a minimum, a Ph.D. degree and are employed at higher education or research institutions in Poland
  • Aim of the grant: grantee conducts lectures and performs other engagements agreed upon with the host institution and, optionally, his/her own research project at a minority-serving institution, community college, small liberal arts college or rural college/university in the U.S.
  • Duration: 3 to 9 months
  • Fulbright Slavic Award is part of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

More information in Polish

Regulations of the Fulbright Award Programs

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