Research in Poland

The Mieroszewski Scholarship Programme "Research in Poland" provides financial support to foreigners engaged in scientific research activities related to the history, political situation, culture and heritage of the peoples of Central and Eastern Europe.

Research activities in these areas are an important pillar of contemporary knowledge and cultural identity formation. Developing research in these areas contributes to an enriched global perspective and understanding of historical and cultural interdependencies.

Historical research allows to look back in time and understand the roots of the events that shaped the course of Central and Eastern European history. Learning about the past helps to better understand contemporary challenges and conflicts, and to learn from the experiences of previous generations. In turn, the study of the political situation of the region provides an in-depth understanding of the political, institutional and social changes that have taken place in Central and Eastern Europe. Such analyses are useful in forecasting future developments and formulating effective strategies for stability and cooperation. The cultural heritage of Central and Eastern Europe is rich and diverse, reflecting centuries of coexistence between different peoples and traditions. Cultural research makes it possible to preserve, document and revive unique aspects of culture, contributing to building intercultural ties. The Mieroszewski Scholarship Programme "Research in Poland" can certainly contribute to the dialogue between different social groups of Central and Eastern European countries.

A total of 55 applications were received for the 2023 Mieroszewski Badaj Scholarship Programme in Poland. Out of 41 applications submitted for consideration, the committee decided to grant funding to 15 scholarship holders from Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania and Russia.

The total amount was PLN 598,000.

The scholarship holders will study, among other things, Polish-Ukrainian cultural relations in the interwar period of the 20th century; women's experience of war in the context of everyday history and anthropological research; or the history of Poland's and Ukraine's road to Europe.