Call for Applications: Central Asia – Azerbaijan Fellowship Program

Deadline: 30 September 2018

Applications are open for Central Asia – Azerbaijan Fellowship Program.

The Central Asia-Azerbaijan Fellowship Program (CAAFP) is intended for young professionals – scholars, government officials, policy experts, human rights and activists – who want to enhance their research and analytical skills and seek to become public policy leaders in their respective countries. More generally, the fellowship program seeks to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and to build lasting intellectual networks among the Central Asian, Azerbaijani, and U.S. scholarly and policy communities.

CAAFP fellows will spend five months in residence at GW, where they will participate in tailor-made programs and be introduced to U.S. policy and expert communities in both Washington, DC and New York. Fellows are required to attend seminars, workshops and training sessions, to write one policy brief on a predetermined theme, and to present their research at two public seminars. Throughout their fellowship, fellows will be mentored by program faculty affiliates.


The theme for the Spring 2019 term is: “Transformation of Media in Central Asia”

Funding Information

  • Three fellows will be selected for Spring 2019. Fellows will be awarded a monthly stipend of $3,000 (subject to taxes).
  • Travel to and from Central Asia to Washington, DC will also be covered.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be a citizen of any of the following six countries: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, or Turkmenistan AND currently reside in one of the six countries.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, or Turkmenistan

For more information, please visit Central Asia – Azerbaijan Fellowship Program.