The George Washington University – Elliott School of International Affairs’ Central Asia Program (CAP) is happy to announce the call for experts from Central Asia and Azerbaijan for fall 2019. The theme for the fall 2019 fellowship is: "Youth Culture and Values”.
The Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship program (CAAF) is intended for young professionals – scholars, government officials, public policy experts, and social activists – who seek to enhance their research and analytical skills and become public policy leaders. The fellowship is available to individuals from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan. The fellowship program provides a platform for the exchange of ideas and build lasting intellectual networks among the Central Asian and Azerbaijani and U.S. scholarly and policy communities. CAAF fellows will spend five months in residence at GWU from August 15 2019 to January 15, 2020, where they will participate in tailor-made programs and be introduced to U.S. policy and expert communities in Washington, DC. Fellows are required to attend seminars, workshops and training sessions, write a policy brief, and to present their research on several occasions. Throughout the fellowship, fellows will be mentored by program faculty affiliates. Fellows will be awarded a monthly stipend of $3,000 (subject to taxes) for living expenses. Travel to and from Central Asia to Washington, DC, as well as visa and health insurance will also be covered.