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Fellowships in Polish Studies

Fellowships in Polish Studies

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation seeks candidates for the positions of Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow in Polish Studies.

Both fellowships will be based in our offices in Washington, DC (contingent on prevailing global circumstances) and will report directly to the Director of Fellowship Programs. Fellows will be tasked with writing a report of significant length on a proposed research topic aimed at understanding Polish history and relevant to the Foundation’s mission. Fellows will fully participate in the publication and promotion process, including public presentations and briefings to the U.S. Congress, administrative officials, diplomatic delegations, and academic conferences as appropriate. Fellows will also conduct peer reviews of VOC Polish studies related academic resources and assist in organizing the Foundation’s yearly academic conference on Central and Eastern Europe.

The ideal candidate for Research Fellow will:

The ideal candidate for Senior Research Fellow will:

Salary and benefits are competitive and include a generous research support package for research- and conference- related travel. Fellows not already residing in the Washington, DC area will be provided with a housing stipend for the duration of the fellowship. Polish nationals are especially encouraged to apply. The 10-month fellowships will begin on November 1, 2021 and conclude on August 31, 2022.

Applicants must submit the following materials:

Applications are due by July 31, 2021 for full consideration. Applications submitted thereafter may or may not be considered. Questions and applications should be directed to Director of Fellowship Programs, Milda Mataciunaite-Boyce at