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Applications for the Kosciuszko Foundation
Exchange Program For the 2019-2010
Academic Year Are Now OPEN!

Applications for the Kosciuszko Foundation Exchange Program to the U.S. for the 2019-2020 academic year are now OPEN!

Application Deadline: October 31, 2018

Every year the Kosciuszko Foundation awards a number of Fellowships/Grants to Poles for advanced study, research, and/or teaching at universities and other institutions of higher learning in the United States. The Foundation provides a cost-of-living stipend, which includes transatlantic travel, housing allowance, health and accident insurance coverage, and (when warranted) domestic travel. There are no restrictions to fields of study/research.

Fellowship awards generally range from $9,000 to $30,000 (for Teaching Fellowships) depending on award category and duration of stay. Most candidates can expect a stay of up 3 to 5 months.


  • Only Polish citizens permanently residing in Poland are eligible.
  • This program is NOT for Poles residing outside of Poland, or those residing temporarily outside of Poland, whether or not engaged in research/study.
  • Dual citizens (the United States and Poland) as well as individuals holding the United States permanent residency status (green card) are not eligible. There are no exceptions to this requirement.
  • Applicants must hold an M.A. or M.S. degree prior to the commencement date of the award.
  • Current academic affiliation is required in all cases and must be documented with a certificate from an institution of academic employment/study.

This Application process is for the academic year 2019-2020, which starts September 1st, 2019 and ends August 31st, 2020.

Please have recommendation letters forwarded via email to Receipt of recommendation letters will be confirmed via email within the next few days.

December 2019 – the KF Committee will choose applicants for interviews in Warsaw. All chosen applicants will be informed and invited for their sessions accordingly.

February 2019 – the interviews in Warsaw will be organized by our KF Scholarship Committee.

By the end of March 2019 – the KF Committee will decides who receive grants, scholarships. All applicants will be informed about the results accordingly.

For more information go to