Call for Applications, the John Smith Trust Fellowship Programme, 2018


Deadline:  17 June 2018
Open to: candidates from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
Fellowship: JST covers the costs of return flights from a Fellow’s home country to the UK, visa if required, accommodation in the UK, travel within the UK in accordance with the final programme, and a daily subsistence allowance for the duration of the UK programme

Description

The John Smith Trust seeks to promote good governance, social justice and the rule of law by nurturing a new generation of leaders committed to making a difference in their countries and societies. 

The John Smith Trust was formed in 1996 to provide a permanent memorial to one of Britain’s best-loved politicians with the aim of honouring him by promoting the ideals he held dear. A registered charity, the Trust is actively supported by all the major parties in the UK, and a broad range of individuals and organisations across the public, private and third sectors. 

Eligibility

To apply you must:

  • Speak and write fluent English (preferably having already studied or worked in English)
  • Demonstrate your potential as a leader in your chosen professional field, committed to the positive future development of your country.
  • Demonstrate a clear professional interest in the areas of good governance, rule of law or social justice.
  • Propose an Action Plan addressing a policy or organisational issue of importance in your field of work which you intend to implement on return to your home country, and which will be informed by your experience in the UK.
  • Be prepared to make a substantial commitment if selected as a Fellow: to be available for a four-week residential programme in the UK and to participate actively in the JST Alumni Network in the long-term.

John Smith Fellows can come from any field, particularly politics, administration, business, the media, and civil society. The age band of Fellows is normally 25 to 35 years.

Only candidates from the following countries may apply: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The Trust cannot accept applications from any other country for the Central Asia Fellowship autumn 2018.

Costs

The JST will select 25 fellows from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan to participate in the month-long programme in the UK. JST covers the costs of return flights from a Fellow’s home country to the UK, visa if required, accommodation in the UK, travel within the UK in accordance with the final programme, and a daily subsistence allowance for the duration of the UK programme. John Smith Fellows can come from any field, particularly politics, administration, business, the media, and civil society. 

Application

The recruitment process consists of an online application form and a face to face interview for those who are shortlisted.

The deadline for completion of the online application form is 17th June. Candidates selected on the basis of their application form will be invited to an interview in their country of residence in July 2018. (Candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified before the end of June.) Final confirmation of selected Fellows will happen by the first week of August.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:  applications@johnsmithtrust.org.

The official web-page.