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Applications for the Central Asia Fellowship Program
The George Washington University Central Asia Program
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute North America
The George Washington University – Elliott School of International Affairs’ Central Asian Program (CAP) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute North America (SIPRI North America) are pleased to welcome applications for their Central Asia Fellowship Program. Applications for the Fall Session (August 1 – December 31, 2013) should be received no later than April 1, 2013.
The CAP-SIPRI North America Central Asia Fellowship Program is intended for young professionals-scholars, government officials, policy experts, human rights and democracy activists from Central Asia – 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, who will be funded, will spend five months in residence at the GW Elliott School and/or SIPRI North America. They will be 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 and present their research at two public seminars. Throughout their fellowship Fellows are closely mentored and guided by Central Asia Program and SIPRI North America staff.