Kosciuszko Foundation Exchange Program to the U.S.

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.

MORE:  www.thekf.org/kf/scholarships/exchange-us/