Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship Program

George Washington University and Elliott School of International Affairs
Last date: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Detailed Description

The George Washington University – Elliott School of International Affairs’ Central Asia Program (CAP) is seeking applications for its Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship Program.

The Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship Program (CAAFP) is intended for young professionals – scholars, government officials, policy experts, human rights and 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 to build lasting intellectual networks among the 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 Spring 2018 session is: New Urban Phenomena in Central Asia: City Migration, Landscapes, Socioeconomic Niches, and Cultures

Funding Information

Three fellows will be selected for Spring 2018.  Fellows will be awarded a monthly stipend of $3,000 (subject to taxes). Travel to and from Central Asia to Washington, DC will also be covered.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be between 25 and 40 years of age. 
  • Applicants must be a citizen of any of the following six countries: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, or Turkmenistan AND currently reside in one of the six countries. 
  • Applicants 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. 
  • Applicants must be fluent in both written and spoken English

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via http://centralasiaprogram.org/fellowships/central-asia-azerbaijan-fellowship-program


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