Membership in the Polish Studies Association is open to any scholar, publisher, librarian, archivist, or journalist who is interested in the academic study of Poland, regardless of rank, affiliation, or discipline. Undergraduate and graduate students are also encouraged to join. The membership fee for each academic year is $20, and additional donations are always appreciated. You’re welcomed to pay for two years in advance. Funds received after May 1 will be applied to the following year’s dues. You can pay with a credit card by clicking on this link:
For those in the United States, you can also pay by mailing a check to the PSA treasurer, Alexandra Webster. Please email Alex for the postal address.
Aside from the satisfaction that comes from supporting Polish Studies, your donation gets you a listing in our directory, which we hope to develop into a comprehensive resource for our field. In addition, your donation allows us to continue several valuable initiatives, including:
· A stipend of $1000 to help defray the costs to bring a Polish scholar to North America to participate in a major academic convention
· A biennial prize of $500 for the best article in Polish studies published in a scholarly journal.
As the PSA continues to grow, we hope to launch additional projects. Among the ideas that have been suggested are a fellowship for North American graduate students who need to travel to Poland to carry out research; a fellowship for young Polish scholars that would allow them to spend a semester at a North American university; and a biennial conference in Polish studies funded in part or in full by the PSA. Obviously, all these ideas would require more resources than we currently have, but we on the PSA board are working hard to identify donors who might make some of this possible. If you know of any potential donors, of if you happen to win the lottery, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com