* * * Stipends available for Polish and foreign students * * *

Bohdan Solchanyk was a student of the GSSR/SNS doctoral programme in the years 2008-12. Under my guidance he was preparing a thesis on electoral practice in a town in Western Ukraine in the years 1965-2006. This was an extremely ambitious plan - involving long term historical comparison from the period of communism to what came after it collapsed. Although he has not been a student of the School for some time and and our contact had lessened somewhat, he was still working on his thesis and preparing for the opening of the defence procedure. I had not managed yet to send him my comments on the last material he sent me.

He was one of those young intellectuals for whom focus and meticulousness in academic work were most important. This focus, attentiveness and integrity were apparent at every meeting. He had worked in archives and in the field (he had already conducted 48 in depth interviews) and studied the theories important for his doctorate. In it he connected in a very original way what was local, visible in a micro perspective, with the macro scale. I am convinced that Bohdan would have completed his doctorate and that it would have been a very good one. Now it will never be written. What guided him in his academic work - attentiveness and integrity - also required him to be in Independence Square.

Farewell, Bohdan Solchanyk
Andrzej Rychard


Study at a Centre of Excellence

The Graduate School for Social Research (GSSR) at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences educates students at the post-graduate level. We offer programmes leading to a British Master of Arts degree from Lancaster University and a Doctorate awarded by the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Students successfully completing our British Master of Arts degree programme may choose to continue to the School's PhD programme. If their application to continue is accepted, they enter directly into the second year of doctoral studies.

The GSSR is a part of the Centre of Excellence designated in 2004 by the Polish Government and coordinated by the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. It is the only Centre of Excellence in Poland operating in the area of social sciences and humanities.

The Institute of Philosophy and Sociology was awarded the highest rating, A+, in the 2013 evaluation by the Ministry for Higher Education and Science's Committee for Evaluation of Academic Units.

Announcements
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September 2013
The result of PhD/MA programme 2013/2014 recruitment (September 2013) is available here.

Appeals Commission

The Appeals Commission will meet to consider appeals from candidates who believe that in their case the published recruitment procedures were not followed.
Appeals may be submitted in writing to the School within fourteen days of the appearance of this announcement (in hard copy or by e-mail to sns@sns.edu.pl). You should state clearly your reasons for believing that in your case your application was not dealt with according to the published recruitment procedures
The Commission will not review academic decisions of the Recruitment Commission made in accordance with the published procedures

June 2013
The result of PhD/MA programme 2013/2014 recruitment (June 2013) is available here.

May 2013
On Thursday, 30th May and Friday, 31st May 2013, GSSR office will be closed

December 2012
The programme of the conference "Nationalism and Conflict: Interdisciplinary Methodological Approaches Conference and Workshop" is available here.

September 2012
The result of PhD/MA programme 2012/2013 recruirment (September 2012) is available here.

July 2012
Appeals Commission's decision is now available here.

July 2012
The result of PhD/MA programme 2012/2013 recruirment (July 2012) is available here.

May 2012
To allow time for interviewing all candidates, the application deadline for the MA programme (applications with tuition fee waiver requests) was extended to: Monday, June 18th, 2012.

April 2012
The Results of the 2012 Research Grants Competition are now available (click here)

February 2012
Research grants competition - deadline for applications - 27th February, 2012.

February 2012
The newest SNS/GSSR newsletter is now available. (click here).

February 2012
Call for Applications - International Drug Policy Fellowship - for more details (click here)

January 2012
Stipends for PhD students for academic year 2011/2012 have been awarded (click here)

September 2011
The result of PhD programme 2011/2012 recruirment (September 2011) is available here.

August 2011
4 sierpnia 2001 roku zmarł Edmund Mokrzycki, wspaniały Człowiek, wybitny socjolog, twórca Ośrodka Studiów Społecznych. Pamiętamy..

July 2011
The results of the projects of 1st year students and 2nd year students are now available.

July 2011
Appeals Commission's decision is now available here.

July 2011
Applications from new PhD candidates will be accepted until September 16th, 2011, 17:00. Financial aid is still available. English Entrance Examination will be held on September 19th.

July 2011
The result of PhD programme 2011/2012 recruirment (June 2011) is available here.

April 2011
Information for all applicants to MA programme. The deadline for tuition fee waivers was extended until Monday, June 20th, 2011.

April 2011
The result of PhD programme 2011/2012 recruirment (April 2011) is available here.

February 2011
After a record number of applications to the PhD programme were received in 2010 it has been decided to ease the work of the selection committee by holding two separate recruitment exercises in 2011. Candidates from any country may submit their applications either by April 4th, 2011 (to be interviewed in May), or by June 20th, 2001 (to be interviewed in July). Candidates whose applications are unsuccessful in April will not be permitted to make a second application in June.
Candidates who plan to seek financial support in addition to that offered by the GSSR are advised to apply by the April deadline. Letters of acceptance should then be available in time for inclusion in their grant applications.
Submission of complete application packages for all candidates (international and Polish):
First recruitment -- Monday, April 4th, 2011, 17:00
OR
Second recruitment -- Monday, June 20th, 2011, 17:00.

November 2010
The Graduate School for Social Research has a pleasure to invite all the people interested in the topic of Drug Policy to Spring Semester Open Seminars on Drug Policy. The new platform will serve as a space to discuss the vital issues related to the topic. More information is available here. Draft timetable is available here

October 2010
The Graduate School for Social Research at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology opens a course titled 'Analysing Social Data Using the Package R'. The course is to take place from the 8th to 10th of December in the Staszic Palace. Details concerning the course are to be found on its website. In order to take part in the course, you need to register using the registration form. Should you have any questions about the course, its scope and objectives, do email us at r@ifispan.waw.pl.

October 2010
Congratulations to Anna, Liviu and Mikołaj, recipients of last year's MA programme Achievement Awards ranging in value from 500 to 1000 PLN. Award of the prizes will take place during the inauguration of the academic year 2010/2011 (October 27th, Sala Lustrzana of the Staszic Palace, Nowy Swiat 72 at 17:00).

July 2010
The result of PhD programme 2010/2011 recruirment for Polish candidates (click here).

June 2010
PhDs from both Warsaw and Lancaster for a single thesis! (click here)

May 2010
The result of PhD programme 2010/2011 recruirment for non-Polish candidates (click here).

April 2010
Information for all applicants to MA programme. The deadline for financial aid requests was extended until Wednesday, July 16th, 2010.

February 2010
While the essence of GSSR experience is pursuit of interdisciplinary doctoral studies in which students make their own choice of courses from more than 50 courses offered, students who wish to gain particular expertise in Cross-National Interdisciplinary Studies may now follow a marked "route" indicating a series of courses on successful completion of which they will gain an additional certificate indicating that specific expertise has been gained in the above named area. For more details click here.

February 2010
Note new procedures for applying for financial aid at the PhD programme.

December 2009
Conference and Workshop "CONTRIBUTIONS OF AREA STUDIES TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF ETHNIC TENSIONS: INTERDISCIPLINARY METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES" (click here).

October 2009
Opening Lecture: "The Politics of Social Science as a Vocation". Jeffrey Goldfarb (New School for Social Research)

July 2009
Stipends for non-Polish students for academic year 2009/2010 have been awarded (click here)

July 2009
List z dn. 22.07.2009r. autorstwa prof. Andrzeja Rycharda w odpowiedzi na artykuł zamieszczony w Gazecie Wyborczej (treść listu).

July 2009
Wyniki pracy komisji odwoławczej z dn. 21.07.2009. (click here).

July 2009
The result of PhD programme 2009/2010 recruirment for Polish candidates (click here).

July 2009
Congratulations to Khalida, Jacek, Sarah, Natalia and Simon, recipients of this year's MA programme Achievement Awards ranging in value from 800-1000 PLN.

June 2009
Serdecznie zapraszamy wszystkich zainteresowanych podjęciem studiów w Szkole Nauk Społecznych Instytutu Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk na spotkanie z profesorem Andrzejem Rychardem i Dr Johnem Fellsem.
Na spotkaniu przybliżone zostaną prowadzone w SNS IFiS PAN:
- interdyscyplinarne studia doktoranckie
- brytyjskie studia Master of Arts
Data: 03.06.2009, godz. 16:00
Miejsce: Pałac Staszica, Nowy Świat 72, s. 200 (II piętro)

May 2009
The result of PhD programme 2009/2010 recruirment for non-Polish candidates (click here).

April 2009
Information for all applicants to MA programme. The deadline for financial aid requests was extended until Wednesday, July 15th, 2009.

March 2009
GSSR is coorganizer of the international conference "The Legacy of Polish Solidarity: social activism, regime collapse and building a new society". (click here)

January 2009
Congratulations to Ivan Kolodii, just awarded the N Panina Centre's gold medal for best young Ukranian sociologist of 2008, and to all the SNS students who have been awarded KBN grants (promotorskie/własne) for 2009.

VISEGRAD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2009/2010
over 400 semesters of master's/post-master's (postgraduate) scholarships from/to 17 East and Central European countries. Deadline: 31 January 2009
For more information please visit: http://www.visegradfund.org/scholarships.html.

July 2008
Wyniki pracy komisji odwoławczej z dn. 2008.07.21 (click here).

July 2008
The result of PhD programme 2008/2009 recruirment for Polish candidates (click here).

May 2008
The result of PhD programme 2008/2009 recruirment for non-Polish candidates (click here).

April 2008
The deadline for candidates to the MA programme who want to apply also for financial aid has been moved to Tuesday July 15th 2008, 17:00.

April 2008
On April 24th The GSSR and the magazine "Służba Żdrowia" held a joint conference at the National library "The battle against cervical cancer in Poland, perspectives, opportunities and recommendations" attended by the guest of honour Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State in the Bill Clinton Administration. [report]

December 2007
MA graduates who chose to collect their diplomas in person attended a ceremony in Lancaster on December 12th. The ceremony was shown live on the University web site www.lancaster.ac.uk.

November 2007
"Europeanization of Public Policies in Eastern European Countries"
   Joint workshop in Paris for doctoral students of Sciences-Po, the University of Belgrade and the Graduate for School for Social Research.

October 2007
The conference "Cervical cancer - a medical social and economic problem"
   The School hosted the conference "Cervical cancer - a medical social and economic problem" in cooperation with the periodical Służba Zdrowia.

September 2007
Diploma of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Prof. George Kolankiewicz
   We would like to congratulate Professor George Kolankiewicz of University College London, a member of our School's International Advisory Board, who has been awarded the Diploma of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for outstanding merit in promotion of Poland in the world.

September 2007
The result of PhD programme 2007 Fall recruitment.
The result of PhD programme 2007 Fall recruirment is available now (click here)

August 2007
Stipends award for our students
   We would like to congratulate three of our PhD students - Anastasia, Mikołaj, and Nazar - who have this year been awarded stipends by the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences (stypendia Prezesa PAN).

July 2007
Stipends for academic year 2007/2008 has been awarded (click here)

July 2007
The result of PhD programme 2007 recruitment for Polish candidates.
The result of PhD programme 2007 general recruirment for Polish candidates is available now (click here)

June 2007
Erasmus Charter
It is our pleasure to announce, that the Graduate School for Social Research (GSSR) of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology (IFiS) is the first institution of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) to receive an Erasmus charter for 2007-2013.
(Number: 236435-IC-1-2007-PL-ERASMUS-EUC-1).

May 2007
New validation agreement
Representatives of Lancaster University have completed the quinquennial review visit. A new agreement for the next 5 years is being prepared for signature. Discussions are under way to add Lancaster validation of the GSSR PhD programme to current MA validation arrangements, thereby allowing students to choose whether they wish to work for the award of a British or a Polish (IFiS PAN) doctoral diploma.

May 2007
Doctoral stipends awarded
Twenty non-Polish students have been awarded HESP doctoral stipends to follow the doctoral programme at the GSSR starting in October 2007. [Read more]

April 2007
Call for papers, Wierzba Summer School 2007
"Contested Compliance - Fostering Democracy in Europe: social, political and cultural obstacles to compliance to European norms.", Wierzba SEPTEMBER 16TH-22ND 2007

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