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Tavitian Foundation Advanced Training Certificate Program in Public Policy & Public Administration 2017 - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Tavitian Foundation


July 06, 2016


The announcement for the 2018 fellowship is available here.


The Tavitian Foundation with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy announce an

Advanced Training Certificate Program in:

Public Policy & Public Administration

Open to: up to 15 qualified Armenian citizens with a minimum of 3 years work experience on issues of public policy and public administration from Armenian Ministries and other government bodies.  No particular academic background is required, but individuals demonstrating an academic understanding of the subject field will be given a preference in the selection process.

Duration: approximately 5 months: on/around January 2017 – June 2017

Location:  Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Medford, Massachusetts, USA)

Details:  This graduate education training program provides an intensive academic approach to public policy and public administration studies.  Lectures and case studies will be led by senior Fletcher School faculty.  Participants will also meet in working groups to examine problems, formulate proposals and conclusions of their own.

Candidates should have a sound knowledge of English as no interpretation will be provided.  A Certificate will be awarded by the Fletcher School to those students who have successfully completed the assigned material on the basis of the program director's recommendation.

Requirement: All participants are required to return to Armenia upon completion of this program to serve in their professional capacity with the government for a minimum period of two years.

Application Procedures: Each applicant must submit in English the following materials by Wednesday, July 6, 2016:

  1. CV;
  2. 1 letter of recommendation from an individual familiar with their work; 
  3. a statement of purpose of no more than 250 words outlining the candidate’s specific interests in the course

To submit the materials please press APPLY ONLINE button below this announcement.

Select applicants will be called to participate in an English language exam based on a competitive screening of applications (including inter alia quality and duration of work experience(s), academic preparation, strength of recommendation, clarify of focus and interest in the program as evidenced by the statement of purpose, etc.).

A required paper-based TOEFL-style examination will be administered to select applicants on Sunday, July 17, 2016 for individuals who do not already possess an official English language exam score.  Individual interviews will be offered in the month of July. Successful candidates will be notified of their acceptance by end of August with academic preparation courses beginning in October in Yerevan.  

Application Deadline: Wedensday, July 6, 2016 for receipt of all materials.

Additional Notes:  The Tavitian Foundation will provide funding for the reasonable living expenses, including roundtrip airfare, visas, housing, monthly stipend, tuition and university fees, laptop computer, books, and health insurance.

Please see attached a sample draft course schedule and for information about the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.  Courses are subject to change based on faculty availability.

For any questions please contact Tavitian Foundation at

To APPLY please press APPLY ONLINE button below this announcement.



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