Call for Applications: Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship Program 2016

Deadline: 29 April 2016

The George Washington University – Elliott School of International Affairs’ Central Asia Program (CAP) is currently inviting applications from the young professionals for its Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship Program (CAAFP) Fall 2016.

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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 2016 session is “Economies and Societies in Central Asia and Azerbaijan”.

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Benefits

Three Fellows will be selected for Fall 2016. 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.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • Applicant must be between 25 and 40 years of age.
  • Applicant 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.
  • 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.
  • Applicant must be fluent in both written and spoken English.

How to Apply

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.

Applicants are required to submit their proposals via online registration process.

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For more information, please visit CAAFP.