The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) is now accepting applications for the 2020 Title VIII CEE Area Studies Fellowship Program. This is a competitive, nation-wide call for applications open to graduate-level students, post-doctoral scholars, and early career professionals. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
About the Fellowship Program
The Title VIII CEE Area Studies Fellowship Program is a six-month fellowship in residence in Washington, DC open to American graduate-level students, post-doctoral scholars, and early career professionals seeking to develop expertise on and/or to strengthen their strategic knowledge of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The main goal of the fellowship program is to cultivate U.S. expertise on the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and to develop relevant and timely analysis on the CEE region for the U.S. policy community. The program is generously supported by the U.S. Department of State.
Fellows will be required to write an analytical paper for publication and to conduct briefings with the wider U.S. policy community on their research and analytical findings. Fellows must be able to devote near full-time to the fellowship position in order to meet program requirements. The program is expected to run from late March through late September 2020.
The fellowship offers a stipend of $3,500 per month. Additionally, in-residence office space will be provided for each Fellow at CEPA’s headquarters in Washington, DC for the six-month period.
How to Apply
To be considered for the fellowship program, applicants must submit the following:
• Completed Application Form (link);
• 500-word essay on a proposed research topic. Applicants must explain why their topic/issue of interest is relevant to U.S. national security and/or foreign policy and how their research could contribute to the knowledge of the wider expert and policy communities.
• Two academic or professional letters of recommendation. Referees must send signed letters directly to Ms. Marta Sikorski Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, December 31, 2019.
Please send all application materials and inquiries to Marta Sikorski Martin at email@example.com.
The application deadline is 11:59 PM (EST), Tuesday, December 31, 2019.