Student Funding


Students on the 2015 U-M Poland Study Tour meet Lech Wałęsa

Graduate Student Support

CREES has been offering the Copernicus Fellowship for Incoming Graduate Students in Polish Studies since 2004. Based on nominations from departments, this fellowships is awarded to an incoming doctoral or master's level student at the University of Michigan who expects to focus his/her graduate work on Polish studies. 

Copernicus Fellowship for Incoming Graduate Students Recipients

  • 2013-14: Joanna (Jana) Mazurkiewicz (Slavic)
  • 2012-13: Alena Aniskiewicz (Slavic), Rebecca Dulemba (REES)
  • 2011-12: Katie Wroblewski (History), Barbara Zukowski (Comparative Literature)
  • 2010-11: Natalie Smolenski (Anthropology & History), Anna Topolska (History)
  • 2009-10: Jodi Greig (Slavic)
  • 2008-09: Jessica Zychowicz (Slavic)
  • 2007-08: Arielle Sokol (REES)
  • 2005-06: Raymond Patton (History/REES)
  • 2004-05: Alicja Kusiak (History)

Click here for detailed information about recent Copernicus Fellowship recipients.

Summer Funding

CREES also offers funding for undergraduate and graduate students to conduct research, internships, or study in Poland in the form of Copernicus Summer Grants and Amelia Kulesa Konopka Fellowships. U-M Ann Arbor undergraduate students may apply for funding towards U-M Dearborn's Poland 2015 Study Abroad Program.