The John Smith Trust Wider Europe Fellowship Programme 2020


 

 

Deadline:  12 April 2020
Open to: citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia or Ukraine and aged between 25-35
Fellowship: JST covers the costs of return economy flights from a Fellow’s home country/territory to the UK, a visa if required, accommodation in the UK, travel within the UK as required by the Programme, and daily subsistence for the duration of the UK programme. All costs related to the workshops, visits, meetings and attachments in the UK are covered by the Trust. Fellows are responsible for the cost and provision of their own medical and travel insurance during the UK programme.

Description

The John Smith Trust promotes good governance, the rule of law and social justice by supporting a new generation of leaders committed to making a difference in their countries and societies. 
We run intensive, four-week Fellowship Programmes twice a year in the UK for emerging leaders from 12 countries of the former Soviet Union. The Programmes are built around three pillars - unique insight into UK institutions, personalised meetings and leadership skills development - which together offer both a broad picture and an individual focus.

  • The Fellowship begins with the UK residential programme. This includes one week in Scotland (based in Edinburgh) and three weeks based in London.
  • The Wider Europe 2020 Fellowship Programme will run from Monday 2nd November to Thursday 26thNovember, with arrivals in Edinburgh over the weekend of 31st October/1st November and departures on Friday 27th
  • The initial engagement is for one year: after the UK programme, Fellows commit to the implementation of their Action Plan upon their return home (including providing 6- and 12-month written updates).
  • The next Central Asia Fellowship programme will take place in March 2021.

Eligibility

  • Be a citizen of one of the 7 following eligible countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia or Ukraine.
  • Be resident in one of the 7 eligible countries and in permanent employment.
  • 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 society.
  • Demonstrate a clear professional interest in the areas of good governance, rule of law and/or social justice and a general interest in all three.
  • Propose an Action Plan addressing a policy or organisational challenge of importance in your field of work or expertise which you intend to implement on return home 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 full-time residential programme in the UK in November 2020 and to participate actively in the JST Alumni Network in the longterm.
  • Be aged 25-35.

Fellowship

  • JST covers the costs of return economy flights from a Fellow’s home country/territory to the UK, a visa if required, accommodation in the UK, travel within the UK as required by the Programme, and daily subsistence for the duration of the UK programme. All costs related to the workshops, visits, meetings and attachments in the UK are covered by the Trust.
  • Please note: Fellows are responsible for the cost and provision of their own medical and travel insurance during the UK programme.

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 for JST Wider Europe 2020 Fellowship Programme is midnight UK time on Sunday 12th April 2020.
  • Candidates selected on the basis of their application form will be invited to an interview in the Wider Europe region. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified before the end of June 2020. Final confirmation of selected Fellows will take place in July 2020.
  • Applications for the next Central Asia Fellowship Programme will open in the summer of 2020.

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.