Policy Fellowships - call for applications


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Subject: Policy Fellowships - call for applications

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Original sender: Pamela Kilpadi <fellows@osi.hu>

Policy Fellowships - call for applications


Dear Colleagues,
 
The Central European University Center for Policy Studies (CPS) is
calling for proposals for its year 2001 International OSI Policy
Fellowships (IPF) program. The deadline for the first stage of the
application process is 1 August. Please note that we have lifted the
age restriction for these fellowships; applicants of all ages are
welcome to apply.
 
Please find the brief description of this opportunity in the text of
this message and the full announcement attached [[From the moderator:
omitted because of length]]. We would greatly appreciate your help in
distributing this call for proposals widely to ensure that as many
candidates as possible are aware of this unique opportunity.
 
Thank you for your cooperation.
 
All the best,
 
Pamela Kilpadi
Olena Sydorenko
International OSI Policy Fellowships
Center for Policy Studies
Nador u. 11, Room 511
1051 Budapest, Hungary
Tel: (36 1) 327-3863
Fax: (36 1) 327-3809=20
E-mail: fellows@osi.hu=20
Website: www.osi.hu/ipf=20
 
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
 
CENTER FOR POLICY STUDIES
INTERNATIONAL OSI POLICY FELLOWSHIPS, 2001
 
All applications must be submitted online at
http://www.osi.hu/ipf/apply.html by August 1, 2000
___________________________________________________________

The Central European University Center for Policy Studies (CPS) is
calling for proposals for its year 2001 International OSI Policy
Fellowships (IPF) program, which is affiliated with the CPS and the
Open Society Institute-Budapest. Broadly speaking, an open society is
characterized by a reliance on the rule of law, the existence of a
democratically elected government, a diverse and vigorous civil
society, and respect for minorities and minority opinions. Launched in
late 1999, the CPS works with a broadening circle of policy analysts
and institutions to promote the development of policy center networks
throughout Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and
Mongolia, as well as countries in South and Southeast Asia, the Middle
East, and North Africa. The Center undertakes policy research and
advocacy that furthers the open society mission and disseminates
quality analyses in accessible formats.
 
The CPS International OSI Policy Fellowships are intended to support
the analytical policy research of open society leaders and to provide
these Fellows with professional policy training. The program aims to
improve the quality of analysis in countries where the Soros
foundations work by ensuring that these leaders are able to conduct
research in their home region while maintaining local affiliations and
a high degree of mobility and intellectual freedom. Fellows
participate in four training seminars in Budapest over the course of
the fellowship year conducted by professors of public policy from
around the world and gain vital skills including how to write
professional policy documents, identify appropriate policy
instruments, and effectively advocate policies - skills that are
underdeveloped in countries where the Soros foundations work. Good
policy analysis is characterized by elements including a reliance on
well-researched data; comprehensive, non-ideological assessment of
relevant factors and options; explicitly stated criteria for assessing
options; consideration of the interests and groups affected; and the
clear presentation of feasible recommendations for action as well as
how these recommendations should be communicated and implemented.
 
Outstanding Fellows from Eastern Europe may be nominated to
participate in additional training and research opportunities
including a three-month International Junior Public Policy Scholar
Fellowship in Washington, D.C. in affiliation with the Woodrow Wilson
Center's East European Studies program.  The Woodrow Wilson
International Center for Scholars, the United States' official
memorial to President Wilson, was established by congressional
legislation in 1968. Meant to reflect and continue Woodrow Wilson's
commitment to a deeper understanding of issues crucial to global peace
and stability, the Center serves as an international,
interdisciplinary, non-partisan scholarly institute which fosters
scholarship in the humanities and social sciences and encourages
dialogue between the academic and policy communities. East European
Studies, housed at the Woodrow Wilson Center, provides a non-partisan
forum for bringing historical and contemporary understanding of the
former communist states of Eastern Europe and the Baltics to the
nation's capital and throughout the country. For more details on the
Wilson Center and its East European Studies program, please see
further details at the end of this announcement and visit the Center's
website at www.wilsoncenter.org. 
 
Applicants are encouraged to submit individual, practical and
policy-oriented research proposals in the following subject areas. The
product of each fellowship will be a detailed analysis of a major
issue to be published in English and translated into other languages:
 
Fellowship Issue Areas
The Impact of European Union Expansion on Non-Accession Countries
Modernization, Globalization and Islam
The Future of the Caucasus
The Future of Southeast Europe
Media and Information Policy
Education Finance Policy
Gender Policy
The Public Policy Environment
 
Terms of the International OSI Policy Fellowship Award
 
Fellows will be provided with a one-year stipend, expenses including
travel, and needed communications equipment to work full-time on
research of their design in one of the above areas. The amount of the
award will vary depending on standards in the Fellow's country of
residence and the budgetary needs of the proposal.
 
To Apply: Application Requirements and Procedures
 
All initial queries must be entered online via the internet directly
into the IPF application database found at
http://www.osi.hu/ipf/apply.html. Those who have no possibility to
access the internet (including from public libraries, Internet
centers, or national Soros foundations) should send an e-mail to
fellows@osi.hu or call the IPF offices at (36 1) 327-3863 to discuss
the best alternate application solution. Finalists will be invited to
Budapest for interviews at the expense of IPF. Successful applicants
will be notified in November or December 2000 and no later than
January 15, 2001. Applications sent by mail, fax or e-mail will not be
considered unless you received prior approval from IPF staff to use an
alternative method of application.

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