Successful candidates for the 25th edition of the programme revealed


On January 12 this year a meeting of the Recruitment Committee for the Thesaurus Poloniae scholarship programme of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage was held. Six scholarships were awarded, two under the Senior Program and four under the Junior Program.


We have received a total of 55 submissions from applicants residing in Belarus (8), Bulgaria (1), Canada (1), Estonia (1), Georgia (1), Lithuania (2), Latvia (2), Slovakia (1), Ukraine (37), USA (1). 19 applications were submitted for the Junior category, and 36 for the Senior programme.

Fellowships have been awarded to the following researchers:

Andrij Bojarov, independent scholar, Estonia.

Junior programme: the aim of the project is to prepare a dissertation on the work of Leon Chwistek, which will be the basis of the exhibition project in 2024.

Dr. Ketevan Kintsurashvili, University of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Senior programme: in 2021, the author wrote a book entitled "From Matejko to Kantor and After". The aim of the project is to conduct further research on Polish collections of contemporary art and to prepare another publication on this subject.

Dr. Mindaugas Kvietkauskas, Vilnius University, Literary Research Institute, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Senior Programme: The aim of the project is an archive and library research for the upcoming monograph titled "Rebels of Literature: the Avant-garde, the Left, and Bohemia in Lithuania in the 20th Century."

Magdaléna Vášáryová, Via Cultura, Institute for Cultural Policies, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Junior programme: the aim of the project is to investigate the history of nationalist ideologies in Central European countries, in particular a comparative analysis of Poland and Slovakia. The author intends to study the mechanisms behind ideologies, used as political tools.

Yekaterina Merkulejeva, independent scholar, Lithuania.

Junior program: the aim of the project is to conduct research in Krakow and Polish archives regarding the Sieniawski chancellery in Brzeżany in the 17th and 18th centuries. A study will be prepared on the oldest centre for oriental studies in Poland.

Natalia Voytseshchuk, "Ancient Zvenyhorod" Museum-Reserve. Municipal Institution of the Lviv Regional Council, Lviv, Ukraine.

Junior programme: the aim of the project is to examine historical materials from archaeological research conducted since the 19th century by Polish researchers in the western part of Ukraine, mainly in the area of former Galicia.


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