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Call for Proposals - Policy Fellowship Initiative Fall 2017, Open Society Foundations-Armenia

Deadline:

October 25, 2017

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

POLICY FELLOWSHIP INITIATIVE FALL 2017

The OSF-Armenia announces the Policy Fellowship for policy researchers willing to carry out rigorous and innovative study identifying fundamental open society challenges and developing practical solutions by researching specific policy issues. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research on any policy-relevant topics related to Armenia’s open society challenges. The Fellowship is intended to attract civil society representatives, university faculty, policy analysts and advisers with an advanced university degree in political science, law, social science, economics, international relations or related fields.

Eligibility

The PFI Program is open to civil society representatives, university faculty, policy researchers, analysts, policy advisers and specialists. The applicants must have at least an MA degree in Public Policy and Administration, Political Science, Law, Economics, International Relations, or any other related field. Experience in policy analysis and advocacy is desirable. Strong research skills are highly valued. Availability of fellows to devote significant time to the fellowship is a must. Fellowship applications for projects last up to five months and are accepted from individuals only.

Expectations

Applicants are expected to identify and conceptualize specific problems in the framework of bigger challenges in Armenia today, conduct policy research and contribute to public discourse by promoting policy concerns, and proposing solutions to identified problems. Fellows are expected to question policies and reforms, formulate concerns based on reasoned arguments, apply appropriate methodological techniques, and draw conclusions on a research-based evidence. Fellows should provide a structured and informed reporting in the form of a policy paper (within 10,000 word-limit) and a policy brief with clear recommendations. The promotion of public discourse is characterized by effectively impacting decision-making. Fellows are expected to delegate time to advocacy of their research. To promote a policy concern, Fellows are expected to design and follow an advocacy plan, including identifying relevant decision-makers, groups and allies, initiating targeted consultations, engaging in various formats of public communication and networks to stay updated on the policy developments.

The Fellowship guidelines and additional information are available at www.osf.am.

Application Deadline and Contacts

To be considered for the Policy Fellowship Call Fall 2017, applicants should submit: a filled-in research proposal form, resume and a sample of previous work to register@osi.am by October 25, 2017 5 pm. Electronic submission of applications is mandatory. Applicants will receive an electronic confirmation of application receipt to their e‐mail in a period of two working days after submission. If no confirmation email is received -- contact us.

Hard copies of applications are also accepted (optional) Address: 7/1 Tumanyan str., 2nd cul‐de‐sac. For questions and additional information please contact Program Coordinator Valentina Gevorgyan by phone (+37410) 533 862; 536 758 or email: valentina@osi.am

More detailed information

For additional information, please attend the Information session to be held: October 12, 2017 5 pm, Golden Tulip Hotel, Vivaldi Hall. Questions related to application process to be addressed to: valentina@osi.am

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