Since 2016, the Program on Modern Poland has been awarding grants to British academic and research institutions to support a wide range of projects on post-1989 Poland in the field of modern history, international relations, sociology, anthropology, politics, economics and finance, management and governance, media and communication.

Projects can assume a variety of forms, such as:

  • network building between British and Polish institutions
  • summer schools for young leaders
  • primary research and publications
  • organizing conferences
  • setting up new programmes and courses
  • generating on-line information
  • developing new media platforms
  • development of Polish studies in Great Britain, etc.

Duration of eligible projects is between 3 months and two years. A maximum of £50,000 is available for a single project. Local co-financing is seen as an advantage.

Only UK based academic institutions are eligible to apply. Involvement of Polish scholars and practitioners in envisaged projects is welcome, but not indispensable. Applications from individual academics without institutional affiliation are not considered.

Applications should consist of the following elements:

  1. A description of the content, objectives, and possible outcomes of the proposed projects in no more than 3 pages
  2. CVs of persons involved in the proposed projects in no more than 2 pages
  3. A breakdown of the costs of the proposed activities
  4. Institutional support for the application and project

Applications are assessed by the Board of the Programme on Modern Poland.

The 2017 call for applications is now closed.

For further information contact: