Belarusian Scholarship Fund (BiaFuS)

Programme Handbook

Belarusian Scholarship Fund (BiaFuS)

Thanks to generous support from the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, GSSR offers one Scholarship for the best PhD candidate from Belarus who will be accepted in 2022 to our doctoral programmes in Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology. Preference will be given to Belarusian citizens who plan academic research projects also relevant to the development of their countries, and who have not completed Masters studies in Poland.

The BiaFuS scholarship of 3780 PLN net (i.e. after mandatory taxes /deductions) per month is for a maximum of four years (subject to sufficient progress with doctoral studies). Coverage of the Scholarship is for the academic year 2022-2023 (12 months), with the possibility of renewal for another three academic years pending availability of funding.

BiaFuS scholarship holders are expected to participate in some events organized in the framework of the Lane Kirkland Program, such as the orientation program, and meetings of Program participants held in different Polish towns. At the end of the 4-year scholarship, grantees are expected to have completed their doctorates at GSSR.

The BiaFuS scholarships program is a joint program of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Leaders of Change Foundation established by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation and managing such programs as the Lane Kirkland Scholarship Program and the Kirkland Research Program.


Phone: (+48) 22 828 80 09

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The Graduate School
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00-330 Warsaw,