Copernicus Endowment

Supporting Polish Studies: The Copernicus Endowment

The Nicolaus Copernicus Endowment was established in 1973 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the great Polish astronomer's multifaceted genius. Initially created with the cooperation of students, faculty, and Polish-Americans of Michigan, the Copernicus Endowment is sustained today by the energy and financial assistance of hundreds of individual supporters. The principal goal of the Endowment is to enable faculty appointments, programming, and student fellowships for the Copernicus Program in Polish Studies. Income from the Endowment makes the Annual Copernicus Lecture possible, and ensures the continued scheduling of public events dedicated to advancing a deeper understanding of the people, culture, and politics of Poland.

To strengthen the Copernicus Program in Polish Studies and to promote in perpetuity the study of this historically important and increasingly significant country, the Nicolaus Copernicus Endowment Committee reaches out to prospective donors for the realization of this goal. 

For more information about how to support the Copernicus Program in Polish Studies, contact Marysia Ostafin, Executive Director, at mostafin@umich.edu 734.647.2237.

Copernicus Endowment 40th Anniversary

In 2013 we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Copernicus Endowment at the University of Michigan. Click on the image below to view our special publication marking this anniversary and celebrating the accomplishments of Polish Studies at U-M. To request a hard copy, please email copernicus@umich.edu.