Four out of six this-year’s scholarship holders from Ukraine are assigned to Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, one person to Jagiellonian University in Kraków and one at University of Warsaw.
“My field of study is security management: economic, financial, the role of state, new forms of ownership, the role of innovation in economic development, and development of innovative systems. I want to look at my research interests from different perspective and meet people who think similarly to me and expand my research contacts to continue cooperation in the future,” Mariia Kulyk, one of this-year’s scholarship holders says.
“I am a historian, museologist, curator, and author of ten museum exhibitions in Kiev, Kropivnicki, Mariupol, and Gdańsk. My studies focus on Polish museology in the context of social transformation, and especially modern Polish narrative museums, the process of their creation and the system of their functioning. The Kirkland Research scholarship gives me a great opportunity to continue my research. My current project is on the role of multimedia in Polish narrative museums, which is important but its theoretical aspect hasn’t been researched well,” one of scholarship holders, Mychajło Zubar, explains.
The Lane Kirkland Scholarship Program has supported individual development of young, ambitious, and active citizens coming from countries of Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, and Central Asia. The objective of the program is to share Polish experiences in political transformation and European integration with representatives of the countries in the Region.
In 2016, the Kirkland Research path was set up under the program as a response to the need of short-term academic and research internships for people with established academic position. Kirkland Research program offers its scholarship holders a research stay in Poland to carry out individual research work under the supervision of a scientific tutor. That work shall result in preparing an academic paper.
The Kirkland Research offer is addressed to experienced academics from the countries covered by the program, with at least a Ph.D. degree or those who have completed the 3rd year of doctoral course and are preparing their doctoral thesis, and in both cases the documented academic achievements in form of published papers are required. To receive the diploma confirming completion of project under Kirkland Research path, the scholarship holder must present the academic paper accepted for publication by the scientific tutor.
That is the third Kirkland Research special round. The former two rounds were for citizens from Belarus.
The Lane Kirkland Scholarship Program, as part of which Kirkland Research is run, is managed by the Leaders of Change Foundation.