The Jan Karski Educational Foundation and Fundacja Edukacyjna Jana Karskiego in Warsaw, Poland, sponsor two participants annually in the Georgetown Leadership Seminar at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Washington, DC. We are pleased to announce the call for applications to this year’s scholarship to participate in this prestigious program, which will take place on October 27 – November 1, 2019.

Founded in 1982, the Georgetown Leadership Seminar is the premier executive education program at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, where Jan Karski served as a distinguished professor for 40 years. It brings rising leaders from around the world to the campus for a week of intensive discussion on major international issues. The GLS vision is to promote dialogue on global affairs and interdisciplinary cooperation among individuals who will help shape the future of their organizations and countries. Participants will have an opportunity to study major issues that influence U.S. foreign policy by meeting with top-level American policymakers, and to establish contacts imperative for strengthening international understanding and cooperation.

Preference will be given to the candidates whose professional or volunteering work in such areas as foreign and international affairs, political science, national and global security, as well as strategic studies and conflict resolution, is in accord with Karski’s legacy. Government employees on both national and local levels, civil servants, leaders of NGOs, scholars, experts, managers, as well as scholars and journalists are welcome to apply.

The scholarship is open to Polish citizens, who

  • are up to 40 years of age;
  • are citizens and residents of Poland at the time of application;
  • have at least an M.A./M.Sc. Degree;
  • have permanent employment at a Polish institution;
  • have a minimum of five years of professional experience;
  • demonstrate high proficiency in the English language.

The award includes all meals and lodging in first-class accommodations, health insurance during the program, and round-trip transportation to Washington, DC, USA.

The deadline for the application is July 05, 2019.

To download the application form, click on this link: 2019-gls-application-form-7ff25.doc. The application form needs to be accompanied by two letters of recommendation (in English) and proof of employment.

More details (in Polish), including all formal requirements, FAQ’s, and where to submit the application can be found here. You can also contact Fundacja Edukacyjna Jana Karskiego (which is administering the application process) at with any questions.