Gaude Polonia is a scholarship programme of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage intended for creators of culture and translators of Polish literature before age 40.
They are coming from Central European countries, mostly Belarus and Ukraine, who work in the following fields: film, photography, conservation of art and architecture, literature/translation, music, visual arts, theatre, art criticism. A six-month stay in Poland is to enable holders to become familiar with Polish culture and to improve their creative skills under the guidance of renowned artists and institutions in major centres of Polish culture.
The Gaude Polonia scholarship program is addressed to the following creative environments:
historians and critics of film, music, art and theatre,
writers/interpreters from Polish literature,
history and criticism of film, music, art, theatre,
conservation of works of art,
age up to 40 years (45 in justified cases),
Candidates should demonstrate significant achievements in their areas of work.
nationality and permanent place of residence in Belarus, Ukraine or any other country in Central and Eastern Europe,
full tertiary education,
-knowledge of the Polish language to the extent enabling basic communication.
199 candidates received a scholarship in 2016-2019.
2 444 148,93 USD