Workshops for doctoral students

This year also marks the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program. To commemorate it as well as over 60 years of presence in Poland, the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission has kindly agreed to contribute to the conference by offering a training seminar for doctoral students as well as supporting their conference attendance.

The workshops will take place on 9 December 2021, 9 am – 12 noon.

Due to the current pandemic situation and high infection risk, we have decided to transition these workshops to an online-only event. The workshops will now take place in real-time over Zoom on the original date of 9th December, 9 am – 12 noon.

Workshop: Personal Statement and Research Statement when Applying for US Grants and to American Universities

This workshop will enhance the participants’ skills that are necessary to successfully apply to U.S. academic institutions. Whether you are interested in graduate studies or conducting research in the USA, it is worthwhile to learn how to properly formulate your applications to highlight your strengths and to be able to stand out from dozens of other talented candidates. The workshop facilitator will guide you through the key elements of two major documents: the personal statement and the research statement or study objective. You will learn the whats, hows, and whys of preparing these documents and tips and tricks to help you get ahead in your applications directly to American institutions or additionally for scholarships and grants.

Workshop moderator:

Emily Kosmaczewski is a PhD candidate at the Astronomical Observatory at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. She received her bachelor’s of Applied Physics and Aerospace Science in 2016 and master’s of Astronomy in 2017, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Following her master’s, Emily was awarded a Fulbright Student Researcher Award for the 2017-2018 academic year at Jagiellonian University in the Department of High Energy Astrophysics where she is currently enrolled in doctorate studies since 2018. Emily’s research involves multi-wavelength studies of dust in the universe, working in infrared, x-ray, and gamma-ray energies.

Doctoral students are welcome to register for the workshop by November 30, 2021, by completing the online registration at the following link:

The number of participants is limited