The Programme on Modern Poland was established by the Noble Foundation in 2012. It is the first of its kind, an interdisciplinary project addressed to academia, implemented abroad and devoted wholly to the study of modern Poland and its transformations since 1989.

The project was initially implemented at Oxford’s St Antony’s College. In 2016 it changed its mode of operation and turned into a grant programme, open to all applying research institutions from Great Britain, engaged in studies on modern Poland. In the first round of the call for applications, in the Autumn 2016, five prestigious institutions were awarded with grants: Royal Holloway, University of London; London School of Economics; King’s College London; University of York and Queen’s University in Belfast.

Programmes 2017-2020

Impacts of Gender Discourse on Polish Politics, Society and Culture: Comparative Perspectives

University College London

NATO after the Warsaw Summit 2016: British-Polish Perspectives in an Uncertain Security Environment

Queens University Belfast

Knowledge Bridges Poland-Britain-Europe: Europeanism and Nationalism: Post-1989 Poland in Comparative Perspective

Oxford University

Modern Poland: Migration and Transformations

University of Sheffield

‘We, the People’: political discourses of ‘us’ and ‘them’ Poland in a comparative perspective

London School of Economics

Anatomy of Disbelief: Explaining Polish Climate Scepticism

King’s College London

Poland’s Kin-state Policies: Opportunities and Challenges

University of Glasgow

Narrating the past, narrating the nation: The rhetoric of Holocaust Memorial Day in Poland and Britain

University of Loughborough

Homophobia and collective narcissism in contemporary Poland

University College London

Programmes 2016-2017

Knowledge Bridges Between Poland, Britain, and Europe

University of Oxford

The Future of Public Service Broadcasting: Poland in a Comparative Perspective

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

The substantive representation of women in Poland

Kings College London

Embracing and Nurturing the Free Market: Lessons from Poland through the Lens of Competition Law and Policy

Queen’s University Belfast

Undergraduate Module and Research Fund to Enhance Understandings of Modern Polish History

University of York