Vol. 11, Issue No. 31/2004
PIASA Seeks Nominations: Deadline April 2, 2004
AMBASSADOR KAZIMIERZ DZIEWANOWSKI DISSERTATION AWARD
The Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America (PIASA) in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C., has created an award to honor the memory of the first Ambassador of the Third Republic of Poland to the USA, Kazimierz Dziewanowski, who arrived in D.C. in 1990.
Its purpose is to recognize American graduate students who make an outstanding contribution in the field of Polish studies which promotes Polish culture in the United States. The award with a cash prize of $1000. and an appropriate certificate is granted each year to an American student for the best doctoral dissertation on a Polish topic accepted at an American university. The award is presented during the banquet at PIASACıs Annual Meetings in June.
This year PIASA will hold its 62nd Annual Meeting on June 4-5, 2004 at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Ambassador Przemyslaw Grudzinski is scheduled to make the presentation.
Past awardees include Dr. Lisa Di Bartolomeo, who received her Ph.D. degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (2002 recipient) and Dr. Barbara Milewski, who received her Ph.D. degree from Princeton University (2003 recipient).
Dissertations accepted during the year 2003 will be eligible for the prize. Nominations by mentors with a copy of the dissertation should be submitted on or before April 2, 2004 to:
Dr. Thaddeus V. Gromada,
Executive Director, PIASA
208 East 30th St. New York, NY 10016