Jan Józef Lipski Master Thesis Competition is meant to commemorate its Patron by supporting the gifted students of humanities and social sciences and facilitating their entrance to the world of science.

Jan Józef Lipski, a historian of literature, deserves our memory due to his exceptional contribution to the shaping of our social and civic awareness, and his special place in the history of the democratic opposition movement in Poland. We are convinced that awarding young people, who deal in their master theses with humanities-related problems and who are sensitive to social issues, is important for all of us.

The first edition of the competition was announced in 1995 at the initiative of Zbyszek Bujak and was organized by Towarzystwo Demokratyczno-Społeczne (Democratic-Social Society). Since 2002, the competition has been organized by our Association