25. Apr 2017  |  Central Europe

Fellowship Opportunity at GLOBSEC Policy Institute

Think Visegrad is a think tank plat­form for struc­tured dia­logue on issues of strate­gic regional impor­tance. The plat­form aims to ana­lyze key issues for the Visegrad Group (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia), and pro­vides rec­om­men­da­tions to the gov­ern­ments of Visegrad Group (V4) coun­tries, the annual pres­i­den­cies of the Group, and the International Visegrad Fund. In addi­tion, Think Visegrad pro­vides vis­it­ing fel­low­ships to non-Visegrad expert fel­lows. Think Visegrad was estab­lished in 2012 by eight V4 think tanks with coor­di­nat­ing abil­i­ties. This so-called core net­work, how­ever, remains open to coop­er­a­tion with other think-tanks from all V4 coun­tries. Think Visegrad is funded by the International Visegrad Fund.

Eight vis­it­ing fel­low­ships will be avail­able for Summer or Autumn of 2017. Each of the core net­work think tanks (see list below) will host one non-V4 expert fel­low. Each selected vis­it­ing fel­low will have the oppor­tu­nity to take part in the institute’s activ­i­ties for a period of up to eight weeks. During this period, each fel­low will be expected to develop a pol­icy paper and deliver one pub­lic pre­sen­ta­tion on a pre-agreed topic. A lump sum of €3,000 will be given to each selected vis­it­ing fel­low to cover all nec­es­sary costs and expen­di­tures related to his or her stay at the host­ing insti­tute (e.g. lodg­ing and local trans­port). Each fel­low will also be respon­si­ble for pay­ing all taxes and related fees, includ­ing health and social insur­ance, from this amount. Think Visegrad—V4 Think Tank Platform will cover the cost of travel to the host­ing insti­tute for the vis­it­ing fellow.

Topics

Fellowships are avail­able in all areas of research in polit­i­cal sci­ence, inter­na­tional rela­tions and eco­nom­ics. Chosen top­ics should com­ple­ment the research focus of the host­ing insti­tute, and there­fore the appli­cants are highly rec­om­mended to check the institute’s web­site before sub­mit­ting an application.

Duration:

The dura­tion of fel­low­ships varies from 6 to 8 weeks (based on agree­ment with the host­ing institute).

Hosting insti­tutes:

Center for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID)

Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)

EUROPEUM – Institute for European Policy

GLOBSEC Policy Institute (GPI)

Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT)

Institute of International Relations (IIR)

Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)

The Society of the Institute of East-Central Europe  (TIESW)

Eligibility: 

Expert fel­lows from non-Visegrad coun­tries with at least five years expe­ri­ence in their field of research are eli­gi­ble. Preference will be given to appli­cants who have already made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion in their field.

Deadline:

Application dossiers con­sist­ing of the appli­ca­tion from, struc­tured CV (includ­ing the list of pub­li­ca­tions) and a moti­va­tion let­ter (max­i­mum 300 words) are to be sub­mit­ted to thinktank@sfpa.sk by April 28, 2017.

 

Apply and join our team!!