Call for Applications: Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship Program

Deadline: 29 April 2016
Open to: participants between the ages of 25 and 40 years old, from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan and currently reside in one of the six countries
Fellowship: a monthly stipend of USD 3,000 (subject to taxes) and travel, visa and health insurance costs


The Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship Program of the George Washington University – Elliott School of International Affairs’ Central Asia Program (CAP)(CAAFP) provides a platform for the exchange of ideas and to build lasting intellectual networks among Central Asian, Azerbaijani, and U.S scholarly and policy communities.

Three 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. The theme for the Fall 2016 session is Economies and Societies in Central Asia and Azerbaijan.


  • Young professionals – scholars, government officials, policy experts, human rights and political activists;
  • Applicant must be between 25 and 40 years of age;
  • Background in government, policy, academia, human rights, or democracy;
  • Applicant must be a citizen of any of the following six countries: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan AND currently reside in one of the six countries;
  • 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;
  • Applicant must be fluent in both written and spoken English.


  • Fellows will be awarded a monthly stipend of USD 3,000 (subject to taxes);
  • Travel to and from Central Asia to Washington, DC;
  • Visa and health insurance costs will also be covered.

How to apply?

In the proposal for the policy paper, applicants need to:

  • Explain why this particular challenge(s) is among the most important for Central Asia or Azerbaijan;
  • Analyze what has been done to deal with these challenges;
  • Provide policy recommendations.

Applicants are required to submit their proposals via online registration process.

For more information please visit the official webpage.

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