CAP-SIPRI North America Central Asia Fellowship ProgramThe George Washington University - Elliott School of International Affairs� Central Asian Program (CAP) and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute North America (SIPRI North America) welcome applications for their Central Asia Fellowship Program.
The CAP-SIPRI North America 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 policy communities.
Fellows will spend five months in residence at the GW Elliott School and/or SIPRI North America. 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 and SIPRI North America staff.
Fellows will be awarded a monthly stipend of $3,000. Travel to and from Central Asia to Washington DC will also be covered.
- 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.
To apply, please include all documents in one PDF attachment:
- A letter of motivation.
- A concise proposal for a policy paper, written in English, on the proposed theme of Present and Future Challenges for Central Asia Societies.
- A resume of no more than five pages.
- The names, titles and contact information (email) of two references.
- A declaration of honor confirming residence in Central Asia.
Materials should be sent in one attachment in PDF format by email to CAFellows@sipri.org
DeadlineDEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS May 1, 2014.
If you have any general questions, please consult the FAQ section above. For further information, please contact:
Ms. Masha Keller
SIPRI North America
1111 19th St NW, 12th Fl
Washington, DC 20036