Судалгааны ажлын төсөлд оролцохыг урьж байнаGW Elliott School of International Affairs Central Asia Program
Central Asia Fellowship Program
Call for Applications Spring 2015 (January 15-June 15, 2015)
The George Washington University - Elliott School of International Affairs' Central Asian Program (CAP) welcomes applications for its Central Asia Fellowship Program.
The Central Asia Fellowship Program is intended for
young professionals-scholars, government officials, policy experts,
human rights and democracy activists-who want to enhance their research
and analytical skills and seek to become public policy leaders in their
respective countries. More generally, the fellowship program seeks to
provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and build lasting
intellectual networks between the Central Asian and the US scholarly and
Fellows will spend five months in residence
at the Central Asia Program. They are offered a series of tailor-made
programs and introduced to US policy and expert communities in both
Washington DC and New York. Fellows are required to attend approximately
12 seminars, workshops and training sessions, write one policy brief on
the predetermined theme (see description of the theme below) and
present their research at two public seminars. Throughout their
fellowship Fellows are closely mentored and guided by CAP staff.
The theme for the Spring 2015 session is:
"Present and Future Challenges for Central Asia Societies"
can be of a political-domestic, economic, social, or international
nature, or a combination of the above. Applicants are free to focus on
just one or two challenges that they find most compelling for the future
of their society. Applicants are also free to focus on one country or
consider several countries in the region. In their proposal for the
policy paper, applicants need to:
1. Explain why this particular challenge(s) is among the most important.
2. Analyze what has been done to deal with these challenges.
3. Provide policy recommendation
• Applicant must be between 25 and 40 years of age.
Applicant must be a citizen of any of the five Central Asian countries
(Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan) AND
currently reside in one of the five 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
will be selected by the Central Asia Fellowship Advisory Board. The
decision of the jury is final and no appeal is possible. All candidates
are informed of the outcome of their applications by e-mail.
To apply, please include all documents in one PDF attachment:
1. A letter of motivation.
2. A concise proposal for a policy paper, written in English, on the proposed theme of "Globalization and Central Asia."
3. A rйsumй of no more than five pages.
4. The names, titles and contact information (email) of two references.
5. A declaration of honor confirming residence in Central Asia.
Materials should be sent in one attachment in PDF format by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for the Spring Session (January 15 - June 15, 2015) should be received no later than October 1, 2014.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Applicants will be notified by email by mid-October.
The Fellowship is funded by the Central Eurasia Project at the Open Society Foundations - NY.