The BiaFuS Program

The BiaFuS Scholarships Program is a joint program of our Foundation and the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Scholarships of 3 780 PLN per month after mandatory taxes /deductions will be awarded to the  most outstanding candidates from Belarus accepted to the GSSR doctoral school in the 2021 application round. Preference will be given to active citizens currently living in Belarus who plan academic research projects also relevant to the development of their countries, and who have not completed Masters studies in Poland.

BiaFuS Scholarships are payable for 12 months of each academic year of the PhD program. Stipend holders will be required also to take part in some events organized in the framework of the Lane Kirkland Program including parts of the orientation program in the second part of September 2021, a Polish language course, and 3 meetings of Program participants held in different Polish towns.

How to apply

The applications should be sent in advance to reach the GSSR no later than on the day of the deadline

Language requirements

Knowledge of the English language is one of the basic conditions for admission to the doctoral studies at GSSR. During the individual interviews each candidate has to display a level of knowledge of the English language allowing them to conduct research and take part in classes held in that language.

More about requirements:

The admissions proces

Stage One: evaluation of application documents

Stage Two: interviews with selected candidates  electronic communication platforms (eg Skype, Zoom etc) will be used.

Submission of complete application packages: 17:00 CET, on September 30th, 2021.

Scholarship is fully funded by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation.

The enrollment fee is free of charge for candidates.

You can learn more about the GSSR doctoral school at

More details of how to apply are available: ANNOUNCEMENT