The Ivan Vyhovsky Award is a 12-month scientific and didactic internship at six Polish universities for a candidate in the field of humanities. As part of the award, the organizers also offer 4-month research internships at two Polish universities for candidates in the fields of social, exact, economic, technical, agricultural sciences and library science. The program is jointly financed by 20 Polish institutions of higher education and scientific institutions.
Applications, which must contain a description of the candidate's merits and achievements, are submitted by educational institutions, institutes, organizations, institutions, fellowships, etc. or private individuals. Candidates themselves can also apply for the award (provided they are supported by educational institutions, institutes, institutions or public persons). Applications must be sent to the Eastern European Studies e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is February 15, 2023.
For reference: The Ivan Vyhovsky Award aims to recognize the merits of Ukrainian citizens in the development of science, culture and public life, the formation and development of civil society in Ukraine and the construction of a democratic pro-European Ukraine that respects the best traditions of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and takes into account historical, present and future relations of Ukraine with Poland and Europe.
The award was established by the Center for East European Studies at the University of Warsaw, the most prestigious Polish universities (Warsaw, Jagiellonian, Wroclaw, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan) and four universities located along the eastern border of Poland, including the University of Bialystok, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Lublin Catholic university, the University of Rzeszow, as well as the Collegium of Eastern Europe in Wroclaw and the National Ossolinski Institute in Wroclaw in 2014.
Later, the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Krakow, Poznan University of Technology, Warsaw University of Technology, Wroclaw University of Technology, Main School of Agriculture, Pedagogical University in Krakow, Agrarian University in Krakow, Gdansk, Lodz and Warmian-Masurian Universities joined the award.
The award ceremony takes place at the University of Warsaw every year on May 22, the day the Sejm ratified the Hadiac Union between the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Zaporozhian Army.
The winner of the award, a candidate in the field of humanities, gets the opportunity to complete a one-year scientific internship, attending six Polish universities in turn, where they can give lectures on topics related to the history or modernity of Ukraine and the region, Polish-Ukrainian relations, as well as engage in his own archival and research work.
The internship provided by the award enables Ukrainian researchers working in the named fields to undergo a 4-month research internship at two Polish universities.
Qualification of candidates:
- recruitment of candidates for the award began on December 1, 2022;
- candidates can apply until February 15, 2023;
- the chapter at a special meeting decides on the appointment of awards and internships;
- award program implementation begins in October of the award year.
Educational institutions provide:
- a scholarship of 3,500 PLN per month (if the laureate or intern has a scientific degree of Doctor of Sciences or Professor) or 2,500 PLN per month (if the laureate or intern has a master’s degree or scientific title of Candidate of Sciences);
- proper living conditions for the period of stay at the educational institution;
- appointment in each of the universities of a scientific supervisor dealing with a similar topic;
- provision of books from university publishing houses in the field of interest of the laureate;
- Polish language classes are possible.
Responsibilities of the laureate/intern:
- two months stay in each of the universities;
- the laureate is obliged to give one public lecture and hold about six lectures at the educational institution that will host them (according to the decision of the educational institution);
- provide a report on the internship;
- if the laureate/intern’s stay in Poland results in publications, s/he will be obliged to place information about the award in them.
The questionnaires of candidates for the award and scientific internships, as well as the competition rules, can be downloaded from the website of the Center for East European Studies.
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