2012 John Smith Fellowship Programme


From 1st November 2011, the John Smith Memorial Trust is accepting applications for its 2012 Fellowship Programme.

Applications for Fellowships are invited from the following countries:

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine

The Fellowship aims to strengthen and deepen awareness of good governance through a three week programme in the UK and placements that show the workings of organisations within a long established democracy. Selection is based on a combination of the leadership potential of the applicant and the quality of the action plan they propose. Action plans are pieces of work or policy problems which the Fellows want to explore while in the UK.  The “ideal” candidate will be aged 25-40, working in politics, local administration, business, the media, the arts or civil society, with a track record of achievement in the area of good governance and public service.
How to Apply:

DEADLINE – the deadline for applications is 31st December 2011

APPLICATION METHOD – applications must comprise of:

1) Application Form completed in English
2) Accompanied by an up to date CV
3) Accompanied by a colour digital passport sized photo

These three items to be emailed to applications@johnsmithtrust.org (at the John Smith Memorial Trust in London) no later than 31st December 2011.

It is recommended that all applicants read the following document before submitting their application: Guidelines for Applicants 2012 (PDF)

All applicants should include their full name (first name followed by surname) followed by country in the subject heading of the email.

Short listed candidates will be contacted in January 2012.
Programme Dates:

The 2012 Programme will last for 3 weeks starting on Saturday 9th June and finishing on Friday 29th June 2012.


Please note that good written and spoken English is essential. A minimum level of IELTS of 6.0 is normally needed for successful candidates. Candidates may be required to take an IELTS test at the final stage of the selection process. Not all finalists are required to sit a test. However, the interview panel reserves the right to require a test at their discretion. The costs of testing must be met by the candidate.


For details of the 2011 Fellows and their John Smith Fellowship Programme please use the links and information below:

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