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Amelia Kulesa Konopka Fellowships

The Copernicus Center for Polish Studies seeks applications for Amelia Kulesa Konopka Fellowships from undergraduate and graduate students studying Poland at the University of Michigan to support summer research projects or internships in Poland. Awards range from $500-$5000. Amelia Kulesa Konopka Fellowships are supported by CCPS and offered through the Summer Grants for Research and Internships in Europe & Eurasia.

Deadline: February 15 at 11:59 pm

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree programs at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Eligible students must return to campus for at least one term prior to graduation. Applicants for research grants may be at preliminary or more advanced stages of their research, and the research project must be at least one month in length. Applicants for internships should be prepared to identify the venue for their internship in a governmental agency, business, or non-governmental institution in the region, and the internship must constitute at least a 30-hour-per-week time commitment for a minimum of six weeks.

Application Requirements

Note: The application for Summer Grants for Research and Internships in Europe & Eurasia is submitted using the online application used for several International Institute student fellowships. Please see the II Individual Fellowships page for more detailed information on application components.

  • Application form (2019 application closed)
  • Statement of purpose (1-3 pages) including proposed time period, institutional affiliation, your reasons for pursuing the project, and how this experience will contribute to your career goals
  • Project expense information
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae or résumé
  • Official University of Michigan transcript

Reporting: A written project report will be required at the conclusion of the grant.



Amelia Kulesa Konopka Fellowship Recipients


Minh-Quan Nguyen, BSE Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering


Michael Keller, BA Political Science


David Beck, BA History


Natalie Greifer, BA LSA


Paulina Duda, PhD Slavic
Katarzyna Rymar, BA History/International Studies