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Thesaurus Poloniae Fellowship Programme

Call For Applications

The Thesaurus Poloniae is a three-month-long Fellowship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, established by the International Cultural Centre in Krakow in autumn 2009. The programme is addressed to non-residents of Poland who conduct their research on culture, history and multicultural heritage of the Republic of Poland, as well as on Central Europe. Both the researchers who deal with practical aspects of management and protection of cultural heritage, and theoreticians dealing with history, sociology, ethnography, anthropology, etc. are welcome to apply and participate in the programme.

Thesaurus Poloniae Fellowship is run in two categories: Senior Programme addressed to university professors and senior lecturers / PhD holders, and Junior Programme addressed to PhD candidates. Twenty four researchers from 15 countries have participated in the programme so far. The participants in the Senior Programme are granted a monthly fellowship of 3500 PLN (ca 770 EUR), the participants in the Junior Programme - 2500 PLN (ca 550 EUR), and both are offered a one-off grant of 1500 PLN (ca 330 EUR) received together with the first fellowship amount, meant to be spent on publications and other related expenses.

The International Cultural Centre Library is at the Fellowship Holders' disposal, and computer work stations with internet access are available in the Reading Room. The ICC offers assistance in getting access to the archives and libraries as well as educational activities of Krakow's academic and cultural institutions.

Each year the International Cultural Centre organizes two calls for applications, awarding six fellowships in each:

  • in 2012 the first call opens on 15 January and ends on 29 February; the results will be announced by mid-March. The fellowship programme runs from 1 May to 30 September;
  • the second call opens on 15 April and ends on 31 May; the results will be announced by mid-June and the fellowship programme runs from 1 September to 30 November.

Eligible candidates in the Thesaurus Poloniae Fellowship are kindly requested to send their application packages to the ICC postal address by the deadlines stated.

For further information please contact: thesaurus@mck.krakow.pl or see www.mck.krakow.pl