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The Krzysztof Skubiszewski Scholarship and Research Grant 2013
4. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: “The Krzysztof Skubiszewski Scholarship and Research Grant 2013” sponsored by the University of Warsaw and the Republic of Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Warsaw, Poland; 2013/2014 academic year (Deadline: April 15, 2013)  


SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH GRANT 2013

The goal of the scholarship and of the research grant

 

The scholarship and the research grant are established to promote democracy, the respect of human rights, the rule of law, and the respect of law in international relations. The academic internship financed by the scholarship and the academic visit to Poland financed by the research grant will be related to the aforementioned goal, and will involve research in one of the following disciplines:

- law (in particular human rights, constitutional law, international law);

- political science;

- contemporary history.

 

The academic internship financed by the scholarship

 

1. The scholarship holder will undertake an internship at the University of Warsaw (or another Polish academic institution) in his/her chosen field, under a supervisor. He/she will be affiliated with an appropriate University organizational unit.

2. The scholarship holder will be obliged to publish the results of the academic work undertaken during the internship, in the form and according to the terms agreed with the supervisor and with the Krzysztof Skubiszewski Foundation (hereafter: the Foundation).

 

3. The choice of the supervisor, the details of the internship and the details of the scholarship holder’s obligations will be agreed between the Foundation, the relevant university organizational unit and the scholarship holder.

 

4. The intership will commence on October 1st, 2013, and will last nine months (the totality of the academic year 2013/2014).

 

5. The scholarship holder may not undertake any gainful employment during the course of the

internship.

 

The academic visit to Poland financed by the research grant

 

1. During his/her academic visit to Poland, the grantee will undertake research in his/her chosen field, in collaboration with the University of Warsaw (or another Polish academic institution), on terms agreed with the Foundation.

 

2. The detailed conditions of the academic visit and the detail of the grantee’s obligations, including, when relevant, the terms on which will be published the results of research conducted with support from the Foundation, will be agreed between the Foundation and the grantee.

 

3. The academic visit will last two months and will take place during the academic year 2013/2014.

 

4. The grantee may not undertake gainful employment during the course of the academic visit.

 

Candidate selection criteria

 

Applications are welcomed from candidates from any of the countries listed in the title of the present announcement, except Poland. The scholarship and the research grant are open to candidates who hold a master's degree or equivalent, and:

 

· have successfully defended their doctoral thesis (or have significant academic achievements)

 

Or

 

· have accomplished works of significant importance in the public interest, especially in the area of promoting democracy and the rule of law.

 

Preference will be given to candidates who are under forty years of age. Proficiency in foreign languages, particularly English, will be an important selection criterion. Proficiency in Polish is desired. If the scholarship holder has no sufficient knowledge of Polish, he/she will undergo an intensive Polish language course in the period immediately preceding the internship (in August and in September). If the grantee needs a Polish language course, the Foundation will organize the course during his/her academic visit to Poland.

 
Date: 2013-03-01