Call for Applications, Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship - Fall 2018


Deadline:  1 April 2018
Open to: citizen of any of the following six countries: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan AND currently reside in one of the six countries
Fellowship: a monthly stipend of $3,000 (subject to taxes). Travel to and from Central Asia to Washington, DC, as well as visa and health insurance costs, will also be covered

Description

The George Washington University – Elliott School of International Affairs’ Central Asia Program (CAP) welcomes applications for its Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship Program.

The Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship Program (CAAFP) is intended for young professionals – scholars, government officials, policy experts, human rights and political activists – who want to enhance their research and analytical skills and seek to become public policy leaders in their respective countries. More generally, the fellowship program seeks to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and to build lasting intellectual networks among Central Asian, Azerbaijani, and U.S scholarly and policy communities.

CAAFP fellows will spend five months in residence at GW, where they will participate in tailor-made programs and be introduced to U.S. policy and expert communities in both Washington, DC and New York. Fellows are required to attend seminars, workshops and training sessions, to write one policy brief on a predetermined theme, and to present their research at two public seminars. Throughout their fellowship, fellows will be mentored by program faculty affiliates.

The theme for the Fall 2018 term is: “New Urban Phenomena in Central Asia: City Migration, Landscapes, Socioeconomic Niches, and Cultures”

Eligibility

In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Must be between 25 and 40 years of age.
  • Must be a citizen of any of the following six countries: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan AND currently reside in one of the six countries.
  • Must have a background in government, policy, academia, human rights, or democracy.
  • Academic candidates must possess a Master’s degree and have experience in policy-oriented activities. For non-academics an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected.
  • must be fluent in both written and spoken English.

Fellowship

Three fellows will be selected for Fall 2018. Fellows will be awarded a monthly stipend of $3,000 (subject to taxes). Travel to and from Central Asia to Washington, DC, as well as visa and health insurance costs, will also be covered.

Application

Fellows will be selected by the Central Asia Fellowship Advisory Board. The decision of the jury is final and no appeal is possible. All candidates are informed of the outcome of their applications by e-mail.


The application deadline for Fall 2018 is April 1, 2018. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

 

In order to apply, register HERE.

 

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