The Volkswagen Foundation is supporting Global Challenges Fellowship to conduct research for journal articles and/or policy papers and participate in a series of small working group discussions and seminars. Applicants must hold an academic degree (master’s, PhD or equivalent) in the social sciences, humanities and/or law. The application deadline is November 23, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Fellows will work within one of the following focal research areas: Peace & security, Humanitarian assistance & human rights.
Course Level: Fellows conduct research for journal articles and/or policy papers and participate in a series of small working group discussions and seminars.
Scholarship Provider: Volkswagen Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility: –Applicants (in particular those working in the field of public policy) from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa and Turkey are eligible to apply. Applicants must be residents of these countries at the time of application.
-Applicants must hold an academic degree (master’s, PhD or equivalent) in the social sciences, humanities and/or law.
-Applicants must have at least three years of demonstrated professional experience at the time of application. Those with at least 15 years of demonstrated policy-making experience or seven years of experience since earning their PhDs will be considered for the senior fellowship. Other applicants will be considered for the junior fellowship. Please indicate and substantiate your request to be considered for a senior fellowship in your cover letter.
-Applicants must be able to communicate fluently (speaking and writing) in English, the working language of the program.
-Applicants must have a demonstrated record of policy engagement and submit an innovative research proposal.
-Full-time CEU employees and graduates are ineligible to apply within six years of the completion of their studies or contracts (i.e., degrees must have been received and contracts must have ended no later than December 31, 2009). Part-time or temporary employees of CEU are ineligible within three years of the completion of their contracts (i.e., contracts must have ended no later than December 31, 2012).
Scholarship Open for International Students: Researchers from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa and Turkey are eligible to apply for this Germany Fellowship Program.
Scholarship Description: The School of Public Policy (SPP) and the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University (CEU IAS) in Budapest, and the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin invite applications from outstanding researchers from nine countries (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Turkey) to participate in the Global Challenges Fellowship program for the 2016–17 academic year. This unique collaborative program seeks to bridge policy theory and practice to generate mutually beneficial and groundbreaking exchanges between the two areas. The goal is to encourage fresh perspectives on some of the most pressing global public policy challenges by forging closer ties between policy practitioners and academics from Europe and outside the “established West.”
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): The maximum fellowship period is eight months. Fellows will spend about 75% of their time at SPP and CEU IAS in Budapest and 25% at GPPi in Berlin. Applications for shorter stays (a minimum of four months in Budapest) will be considered only in exceptional cases. If following the standard schedule, fellows will arrive on October 1, 2016, and stay in Budapest until March 30, 2017, when they move to Berlin for a two-month stay, until May 30, 2017. The fellowship is not renewable and cannot be extended.
What does it cover? Fellows receive an allowance for accommodation in Budapest and Berlin as well as a monthly stipend. Fellows are expected to reside in Budapest and Berlin during their fellowship, pursue their research agendas and participate in the intellectual life of SPP and CEU IAS. Senior fellows will receive a net monthly stipend of 2,500 Euros for the duration of the program to help support their stay in Budapest and Berlin. Junior fellows will receive a net monthly stipend of 1,500 Euros. In addition, all fellows will receive a housing allowance for their stays in Budapest and Berlin. Fellows also receive limited funds (up to 2,000 Euros) for travel to and from their home country and between Budapest and Berlin, as well as health insurance coverage.
Selection criteria: Fellows will be chosen by a selection committee with representatives from the three program partners. The selection process will include interviews with shortlisted candidates. The committee will consider primarily the quality of the research proposal, publication record, research agenda, relevance and feasibility of the proposed project, record of policy engagement and proficiency in the English language.
Notification: Applicants will be notified when their applications have been received and when the evaluation process has been completed. We will not share reviews with applicants.
How to Apply: Fellowship applications must be submitted online as detailed below.
-Step 1: Register at this website
-Step 2: After registration, you will receive a password. You need this password in order to complete the application form and upload the required documents in PDF format to this website
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 23, 2015.