Deadline: 31 March 2014
Open to: candidates of Roma origin who are residents of Macedonia, Kosovo or Serbia and who have graduated in the past three years from MA or PhD studies in Social Science or Humanities
Fellowship: gross compensation/salary for the Roma fellow (at the level of the host organization’s pay for junior research staff)
Organized by the Roma Initiatives Office and the Think Tank Fund, this program supports young Roma MA and PhD graduates in social sciences and humanities to develop new skills under the guidance of experienced research staff at mainstream think tanks. The program provides young Roma researchers with an opportunity to gain 6–12 months of firsthand research and advocacy experience in leading think tanks in their home countries.
It is designed to facilitate the entry of young Roma researchers into the policy world as think tank professionals or as contributors to policy research and advocacy in other capacities. At the same time, the program aims to assist think tanks in taking on topics relevant for local minorities, recruiting new talent, and reaching out to new constituencies.
Who can apply?
- be of Roma origin;
- have graduated in the past three years from MA or PhD studies in economics, international relations and European integration studies, legal studies, political science, public policy and administration, social work or sociology;
- demonstrate interest in social science research, without necessarily having previous experience with policy research and advocacy;
- be permanent residents or citizens of Kosovo, Macedonia, or Serbia.
Applicants must be acceptably fluent in written and spoken English in addition to full proficiency in the local language.
The host organization will receive a grant to cover a gross compensation/salary for the Roma fellow (at the level of the host organization’s pay for junior research staff), and other reasonable expenses that are essential for carrying out the planned research activities of the fellow. The host organization will prepare a temporary contract with the fellow and be responsible for disbursing financial support to the fellow according to the agreement with the programme organizers.
How to apply?
To be considered for the Roma Policy Research Fellowship, applicants should submit the following documents in English by 31 March 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Motivation/cover letter;
- Fellowship application form;
- Curriculum Vitae (CV).
Pre-selected candidates will be invited for a phone interview in April 2014.