The Lane Kirkland scholarships 2021-2022

The Lane Kirkland scholarships 2021-2022

Leaders of Change Foundation announces an open competition for candidates from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan for The Lane Kirkland scholarships in Poland in the 2021–2022 academic year

Application deadline is March 1, 2021


  • Economics and Management

  • Administration / Management (i.e. business, NGOs, culture, education and healthcare)

  • Public Administration (Central and Local Government Administration)

  • Law

  • Social Sciences (Social Psychology, Sociology)

  • Political Science and International Relations

  • Environmental and climate protection

  • Security and cybersecurity

  • Crisis management

  • Development Policy and Humanitarian Aid

Financial information:

  • A stipend of PLN 18,000 (paid in 9 installments for 9 months)
  • Free access to university classes and support of academic advisor

In addition, the Program administrator provides the following (worth approx. 4 200 PLN/month):

  • accommodation during the whole stay in Poland
  • research materials
  • health insurance for medical outpatient care, treatment costs in case of emergency and civil liability insurance
  • participation in the introductory course, and grantees conventions
  • one return ticket to Poland (up to agreed amount)
  • polish language course (October-May)
  • public transportation cards
  • visa costs


The Kirkland scholarships are addressed to individuals who represent the following professional groups:

  • civil servants, employees of central and local government institutions
  • lawyers
  • entrepreneurs
  • managers in business, NGOs, culture, education, environmental protection, healthcare
  • leaders of non-governmental organizations, animators in culture and civic activity
  • academic teachers
  • journalists

Required documents

1. Application form on-line

  • detailed personal questionnaire
  • reasons why the candidate wants to participate in the Program; a project of stay containing an outline of the paper to be prepared as a result of the scholarship as well as proposals concerning the implementation of the scholarship and plans to use the knowledge gained in Poland (4000-6000 characters with spaces)

2. Two letters of reference (in Polish, English or Russian), describing the achievements and qualifications of the candidate as well as the expectations connected with the candidate’s further development and work in her/his professional or social field – to be submitted by e-mail. Recommendation letters must not be written by the candidate’s family members and/or spouses/life partners.

3. Copy of Master’s degree diploma (or PhD diploma) – to be submitted by e-mail.




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