Fellowship: U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist Program

Deadline: March 14, 2012 5pm EST

IREX is pleased to announce the competition for the 2012-13 U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist Program (EPS). The U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist Program provides funding for U.S. scholars and professionals to travel to Eurasia and serve U.S. Embassies or USAID Missions as policy specialists on a research topic proposed by the Embassy/Mission. Researchers are able to directly contribute to the formation of U.S. public policy by conducting research on topics vital to the policy-making communities, as well as increase their understanding of current regional issues and develop and sustain international networks. The fellowship provisions include: logistical support, international airfare, visa support, in-country housing and workspace, a living expenses stipend and emergency evacuation insurance.

The complete list of placements is below. Detailed information on each of the topic areas can be found in the application instructions on the IREX website.

    Armenia (USAID Mission, Yerevan): Media; Politics; Think Tanks; Migration
    Azerbaijan (USAID Mission/U.S. Embassy, Baku): Youth/Civil Society
    Azerbaijan (U.S. Embassy, Baku): Economics/Banking Sector; Agriculture; Economics/Tax Code
    Georgia (U.S. Embassy, Tbilisi): Media; Public Administration; Public-Private Partnerships
    Kazakhstan (U.S. Embassy, Astana): Economics; Religion
    Kyrgyz Republic (USAID Mission, Bishkek): Public Health/Business; Governance; Migration
    Russia (USAID Mission, Moscow): Islam/North Caucasus Conflict Mitigation; Gender/North Caucasus Conflict Mitigation; Youth/North Caucasus Conflict Mitigation
    Russia (U.S. Embassy, Moscow): International Trade; Economic Growth
    Tajikistan (U.S. Embassy, Dushanbe): Education/Religion; Education/Governance; Youth; Agriculture
    Turkmenistan (U.S. Embassy, Ashgabat): Islam; Rural Life; Clan Structures
    Ukraine (USAID Mission, Kyiv): Health Reform; Anti-Corruption; Energy
    Ukraine (U.S. Embassy, Kyiv): Law Enforcement; Property Rights; Public Health

*Technical Eligibility Requirements: Scholars and professionals who hold advanced degrees (PhD, MA, MS, MFA, MBA, MPA, MLIS, MPH, JD, MD) and are US citizens are eligible to apply for the this program.

*Application Materials and Information: http://www.irex.org/application/us-embassy-policy-specialist-program-eps-application

*Contact: By email at eps@irex.org or by telephone at 202-628-8188

We encourage all applicants to read our recommendations for writing successful international research proposals, found here: http://www.irex.org/news/10-tips-writing-successful-international-research-fellowship-proposal

EPS is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program

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