Deadline: April 29, 2016
The George Washington University – Elliott School of International Affairs’ Central Asia Program (CAP) invites young professionals – scholars, government officials, policy experts, human rights and political activists to apply for Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship Program.
*25 and 40 years of age.
*Participating countries: must reside in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan
*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.
Goal: to enhance their research and analytical skills and seek to become public policy leaders in their respective countries.
Duration: 5 months at The George Washington University (August 15, 2016 – January 15, 2017)
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.
*a monthly stipend of $3,000
*travel to and from Central Asia to Washington, DC,
*health insurance costs
The theme for the Fall 2016 session is:
In their proposal for the policy paper, applicants need to:
*Explain why this particular challenge(s) is among the most important for Central Asia or Azerbaijan.
*Analyze what has been done to deal with these challenges.
*Provide policy recommendations.
Please find online application here
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