Since 2005, Casimir Pulaski Foundation (CPF) – a leading Polish think-thank, that specializes in foreign policy and international security has been collaborating with the European Academy of Diplomacy as the founder of the Casimir Pulaski Scholarships.

Since 2005 the CFP has awarded more than 80 full scholarships to the best candidates for the Academy of Young Diplomats. In 2020, the Foundation shall award up to 9 full or partial scholarships to best candidates for the 2020/2021 edition of the Academy of Young Diplomats. The final decisions will be made by the Board of the Foundation. The scholarship program is addressed to all AYD applicants from all over the world. Decisions will be need-based with the intention of offering scholarships to as many applicants as possible. 

The Scholarship covers the Program Tuition Fee, which includes:

  • 5 three-days Sessions in Warsaw

  • 1 two-day Workshop Session in Cracow

  • 1 two-day Participation at the world-renowned Warsaw Security Forum 2021

  • All course materials

  • Inauguration and Graduation Ceremony with Special VIP Guests

  • 140 hours of hands-on diplomatic training

  • 10 Study visits in the embassies and international organizations based in Warsaw

  • 3 Online Meetings with inspiring world leaders

  • 5 Meetings of Leadership Development Groups

  • Lunches during all Sessions

  • Issuing of the Executive Diploma in the Art of Diplomacy

Please be advised that the scholarship does not cover the costs of accommodation, visa, insurance and travel expenses.

The Academy of Young Diplomats (AYD) is a top-tier postgraduate diplomatic Program, which empowers a new generation of global leaders, through an innovative year-long training experience, ending with an Executive Diploma in the Art of Diplomacy (EDAD).

Established in 2004, the AYD prepares future diplomats, civil servants and social entrepreneurs for international careers. The Program is known for its world-class faculty, practitioners-oriented approach and a network of more than 3000 graduates from over 60 countries. It is also accredited with the Ministry of Education of Poland.

A selected cohort of approximately 100 promising talents from around the world will take part in over 140 hours of stationary lectures, workshops, practical exercises, study-visits and personal leadership development groups. In the academic year 2020/2021 the program will be enriched by online modules connecting the groups with world leaders from all around the world.

All CPF Scholarship Applicants must meet the official requirements of admission to the Academy of Young Diplomats program, which are:

  1. Fitting the AYD Participant Profile, as described on the EAD website

  2. Being 23 years or older

  3. Having a BA University Degree

  4. Being English proficient, at least C1 level (certificate not required)

  5. Acknowledging Rules and Regulations for AYD Participants 2020/2021

In addition, CPF Scholarship applicants are expected to:

  • have a stellar academic track-record

  • contribute dynamically to their communities and society

  • be committed to the program values  (respect and dialogue, global openness, promotion of ethical leadership)

Please note that the decision of the scholarship committee will also take into account the financial situation of the applicant.

Applications are reviewed without distinction on grounds of age, race, nationality, political, philosophical or religious conviction, sex or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, or marital status.

The applications are accepted until June 25, 2020 11:59 pm (CET).

Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered. Information about the results will be announced until the end of July 2020.

Before submitting an application, please prepare the following attachments:

– Cover Letter

– Curriculum Vitae

– Two Letters of Recommendation

To apply for the Casimir Pulaski Foundation Scholarship and the AYD Program please fill the application form available HERE.

Please note that submitting the Casimir Pulaski Foundation Scholarships application is equivalent to applying for admission to the Academy of Young Diplomats. No other action is required in order to be considered for the 2020/2021 edition of the program.

Application Deadline: June 25, 2020 11:59 pm (CET).

The results will be announced until the end of July 2020.

The Casimir Pulaski Foundation is an independent, non-partisan think-tank specializing in foreign policy and international security. The Pulaski Foundation provides analyses that describe and explain international developments, identify trends in international environment, and contain possible recommendations and solutions for government decision makers and private sector managers to implement.

The Foundation concentrates its research on two subjects: transatlantic relations and Russia and the post-Soviet sphere. It focuses primarily on security, both in traditional and non-military dimensions, as well as political changes and economic trends that may have consequences for Poland and the European Union. The Casimir Pulaski Foundation is composed of over 60 experts from various fields. It publishes the Pulaski Policy Papers, the Pulaski Report, and the Pulaski Commentaries. The Foundation experts cooperate with media on a regular basis.

Once a year, the Casimir Pulaski Foundation gives the Knight of Freedom Award to an outstanding person who has promoted the values represented by General Casimir Pulaski: freedom, justice, and democracy. Prizewinners include: Professor Władysław Bartoszewski, Professor Norman Davies, Alaksandar Milinkiewicz, President Lech Wałęsa, President Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President Valdas Adamkus, Bernard Kouchner, and Richard Lugar, President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, President Mikheil Saakashvili, Radek Sikorski i Carl Bildt and President Toomas Hendrik Ilves.

One of the leading projects in the field of international security is the annual Warsaw Security Forum, organized in partnership with the Polish and foreign partners and institutions, which is bringing together policymakers from European Union and NATO countries to discuss major security challenges.

The Casimir Pulaski Foundation has a partnership status with the Council of Europe.

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