Call for Proposals. Policy Fellowship Initiative 2017
Open Society Foundations-Armenia
The OSF-Armenia announces the Policy Fellowship Initiative 2017 for policy researchers eager to carry out rigorous and innovative study identifying the most fundamental open society challenges, developing practical solutions and advocating towards their implementation. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for any policy-research relevant topics on Armenia’s open society challenges that include but are not limited to the areas of democratic governance, fight against corruption, equality and non discrimination; human rights protection mechanisms, EU integration, promotion of democratic reform, social, economic and fiscal policies.
The fellowship program is open for civil society representatives, university faculty, policy researchers, analysts, policy advisers and related specialists. At least an MA degree in Public Policy and Administration, Political Science, Law, Economics, International Relations, or any other related field is required. Experience in policy formulation and analysis, advocacy, and implementation is desirable. Strong and proven research writing and methodological skills are highly valued. Availability of the fellows to devote significant time to the fellowship is a must. Fellowship applications for projects shall last up to 5 months and will be accepted from individuals only.
Fellows will receive individual grants up to 3000 USD to cover research-related costs associated with the implementation of the project. Fellows will be requested to submit all such costs in an itemized budget table if their application is shortlisted.
Application to the Fellowship is a two-stage process. During the first stage applicants are required to submit a filled in Letter of Inquiry which is a one page formulation of the proposed policy problem, its policy relevance and urgency along with its methodology and expected outcomes (see the attached document). Successful shortlisted applicants will pass to the second stage of the selection process where they will be required to submit a full application. All applicants will be informed about the results of competition in a period of six weeks after the program deadline.
Application Deadline and Contacts
All interested applicants are required to submit the filled in Letter of Inquiry in Appendix two to OSF-Armenia via firstname.lastname@example.org by 17.00, January 25, 2017. Electronic submission of application is a must, while additional, not mandatory hard copies are also being accepted by the address: 7/1 Tumanyan str., 2nd cul-de-sac. You have to receive an electronic confirmation of your application receipt to your e-mail, in a period of two working days after submission; if you don’t please contact us. For questions and additional information you can contact Policy Fellowship Program Coordinator, Mariam Matevosyan via tel. 53-38-62; 53-67-58 or email: email@example.com. Please note that the OSFA office will be closed for holidays from December 29, 2016 to January 8, 2017.
A seminar will be held to answer questions from potential applicants at 17.00, January 16, 2017 in Vivaldi Hall, Royal Golden Tulip Hotel, 14 Abovyan St.,0001 Yerevan.