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information on preparing application

Applicants are obliged to submit scholarship applications and all attachments in hard copy and via e-mail. Applications can be submitted in English or Polish. The order of attachments is important. Pages should be paper-clipped together, not stapled or bound. Documents should be word processed (Times New Roman 12; spacing 1.5). The Museum does not return submitted materials.

All documents sent via e-mail should be clearly named (Surname_Name_DocumentTitle) and saved as .pdf or .doc files. You are kindly asked not to send any image file formats and files weighing more than 4MB. Please check if a scanned version of an article/publication is legible.

Before sending the documents, the applicant must fill in a registration form available at the Scholarship Fund’s website.

I. Mandatory:

a) CV;

b) List of publications/articles and originals or copies of three deemed by the applicant to be the most important;

c) Project of activities to be undertaken during the scholarship.

II. Optional:

a) invitation from the institution supporting the applicant in realizing the project;

b) the opinions of two independent academics; an academic from Poland is preferable but not obligatory.


Applicants who have previously been awarded a Polish History Museum scholarship must attach following documents:

– the report from the previous project;

– if a year has passed since the scholarship, a text that resulted from the research undertaken during the scholarship.

ad a) CV

This should contain information concerning the applicant’s course of studies, internships, study visits, scholarships, trainings abroad, career development, and academic projects in which the applicant participated. The text should not be longer than two standard typed-written pages (Times New Roman 12; spacing 1.5).

ad c) Project description

The description should not be longer than three typed-written pages and should include the following points:

– Project title,

– Characteristics of the topic,

– Project goal,

– List of institutions cooperating with the proposed project (if applicable),

– Anticipated results of the project.

ad d) An invitation from an institution with which the candidate intends to cooperate. This is to confirm that the candidate will have adequate conditions guaranteed in which to complete the project presented to the competition. The invitation should be appended to the application and not sent by the institution directly to the Museum.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.