Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship Program Spring 2018 for young professionals (monthly stipend of $3,000 & Funded to Washington, DC,USA)

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Application Deadline: no later than Sunday, October 15, 2017.

The George Washington University – Elliott School of International Affairs’ Central Asia Program (CAP) welcomes applications for its Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship Program.

The Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship Program (CAAFP) is intended for young professionals – scholars, government officials, policy experts, human rights and 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 to build lasting intellectual networks among the Central Asian, Azerbaijani, and U.S. scholarly and policy communities.

CAAFP fellows will spend five months in residence at GW, where they will participate in tailor-made programs and be introduced to U.S. policy and expert communities in both Washington, DC and New York. Fellows are required to attend seminars, workshops and training sessions, to write one policy brief on a predetermined theme, and to present their research at two public seminars. Throughout their fellowship, fellows will be mentored by program faculty affiliates.

Three fellows will be selected for Spring 2018.  Fellows will be awarded a monthly stipend of $3,000 (subject to taxes). Travel to and from Central Asia to Washington, DC will also be covered.

The theme for the Spring 2018 session is:

New Urban Phenomena in Central Asia: City Migration, Landscapes, Socioeconomic Niches, and Cultures


  • Applicants must be between 25 and 40 years of age.
  • Applicants must be a citizen of any of the following six countries: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, or Turkmenistan AND currently reside in one of the six countries.
  • Applicants must have a 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.
  • Applicants must be fluent in both written and spoken English


Fellows will be selected by the Central Asia Fellowship Advisory Board. The decision of the jury is final and no appeal is possible. All candidates are informed of the outcome of their applications by e-mail.

How to apply

Apply online now

Applications for the Spring Session (January 15 – June 15, 2018) should be received no later than Sunday, October 15, 2017.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship Program Spring 2018

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