KF Collegium Of Eminent Scientists

In order to bring deserved recognition to the achievements of Polish scientists, the Kosciuszko Foundation (KF) in 2012 established the „Kosciuszko Foundation Collegium of Eminent Scientists.”

The goals of this initiative are:

  • to honor eminent scientists of Polish origin and ancestry who have achieved recognition in the United States.
  • to recognize, highlight, and publicize their achievements and important contributions to their respective fields of science through hosting the Collegium’s lecture series. Significant achievements by Polish scientists are provided to news media and made accessible through the internet.
  • to identify, record, and catalog eminent Polish scientists and scientists of Polish descent residing in the United States. This compendium will be of interest to future historians in Poland and elsewhere, as well as to Polish organizations.

Consideration for Collegium membership is open to natural scientists of distinction working in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, biotechnology, and other cross-disciplines that are essential tools of scientific research, e.g., mathematics, statistics, computer science, and information sciences.


Nominations are being sought for the 2023 PIASA’s Casimir Funk Natural Sciences Award and Tadeusz Sendzimir Applied Sciences Awards

Please see in the links below a call for nominations for the Casimir Funk Natural Sciences Award and the Tadeusz Sendzimir Applied Sciences Award offered by the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America.

Both Awards provide an opportunity to honor and recognize outstanding Polish-American scientists, their achievements, and contributions to science.

Should you know anyone you think is a deserving candidate, please contact Dr. Wlodek Mandecki, the Foundation’s Trustees who chair the Selection Committee of the respective PIASA Awards at wlodek@mandecki.com.

Call for Nominations for the PIASA’s Casimir Funk Natural Sciences Award

Call for Nominations for the PIASA’s Tadeusz Sendzimir Applied Sciences Award 



The Collegium’s Goal Is To Recognize And Bring Recognition To Outstanding Polish Scientists From All Scientific Disciplines, To Publicize Their Accomplishments, And To Promote Scientific Collaboration Between Polish Scientists In The United States And Poland. CES Has Now Recognized As Members 453 Eminent Scientists, A Group That Includes Four Nobel Prize Laureates And Numerous Highly Accomplished Scientists.

The Collegium Was Founded By Dr. Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz, A Superb Cell Biologist And An Unselfish Contributor To The Kosciuszko Foundation, Whose Vision And Effort Brought The Collegium Into Existence.

We Are Now Extending Our Efforts To Increase Membership By Recognizing Outstanding Polish Scientists Who Are Not Yet Members, And We Seek Your Help In Our Search Efforts. We Urge You To Nominate Accomplished Individuals.

The Link To The Nomination Form Can Be Found HERE

Please Contact Other Scientists Who Could Also Nominate Candidates For CES Membership.

On Behalf Of The Collegium, I Thank All Our Members And Supporters.


Wlodek Mandecki, Ph.D.
Chair, Committee of Eminent Scientists


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