Call for Applications, Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship - Fall 2019


Deadline: 1 May 2019
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: Fellows will be awarded a monthly stipend of $3,000 (subject to taxes) for living expenses. Travel to and from Central Asia to Washington, DC, as well as visa and health insurance 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, public policy experts, and social activists – who seek to enhance their research and analytical skills and become public policy leaders. The fellowship is available to individuals from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan. The fellowship program provides a platform for the exchange of ideas and build lasting intellectual networks among the Central Asian and Azerbaijani and U.S. scholarly and policy communities.

CAAF fellows will spend five months in residence at GWU from August 15 2019 to January 15, 2020, where they will participate in tailor-made programs and be introduced to U.S. policy and expert communities in Washington, DC. Fellows are required to attend seminars, workshops and training sessions, write a policy brief, and to present their research on several occasions. Throughout the fellowship, fellows will be mentored by program faculty affiliates.

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

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

Application

Fellows will be selected by the Central Asia Fellowship Advisory Board. All candidates are informed of the outcome of their applications by e-mail.

The application deadline for Fall 2019 is May 1, 2019. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

In order to apply, register HERE.

The official web-page.