The German Marshall Fund of the United States has launched recently a new fellowship program that supports next-generation policy experts and civil society practitioners from Central and Eastern Europe.
- Young policy experts and/or civic activists from Central Europe, the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership countries (more specifically: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine);
- Maximum age: 35 years;
- Proven track record of policy analysis and/or civil society engagement at national, regional or international levels, in a think tank, university, business, a governmental institution, or nongovernmental organization;
- Concrete projects for innovative policy research and/or effective civil society engagement that address the current and coming challenges for Central and Eastern Europe. Priority will be given to projects that have regional reach and applicability;
- Commitment to produce a quality policy publication as the main output of the fellowship.
The fellowships offers:
- A year-long non-resident fellowship;
- Affiliation with The German Marshall Fund of the United States, a premier transatlantic think tank;
- Access to the GMF network of policy and civil society professionals as well as individual support by GMF peers;
- Two workshops on policy research and writing at the early and mid stages of the fellowship;
- Possibility of short-term stays at GMF offices, subject to research theme and availability;
- Professional publication, presentation, and distribution of a research paper;
- Full coverage of travel, board, and lodging for the purposes of the fellowship;
- A stipend of $4,500 for the entire fellowship.
Applications must contain a letter of intent, CV, a recent publication (policy paper, article) in English.
The deadline for submitting applications is the 28th of February 2019.
More information is available online at: http://www.gmfus.org/initiatives/rethinkcee-fellowship-call-applications?fbclid=IwAR1PjSbsiJOmeQV445o4u5MsIep-gM_toUT602pljq9sD_9-RoYb0SLqFTs .