Applications are invited for Global Challenges Fellowship Program (GCFP) for a maximum of eight months for the 2016–17 academic year. Fellows will conduct independent research with the goal of producing journal articles, book chapters and/or policy papers and will participate in a series of small working-group discussions and seminars. Fellows will spend about 75% of their time at SPP and CEU IAS in Budapest and 25% at GPPi in Berlin.
Level: Fellowships are available to conduct research with the goal of producing journal articles, book chapters and/or policy papers and will participate in a series of small working-group discussions and seminars
Field(s): Fellows’ work is situated within one of the following focal research areas: Peace & security and humanitarian assistance & human rights.
Deadline: November 17, 2016
Funded By: The School of Public Policy (SPP) and the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University (CEU IAS) in Budapest, Hungary and the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, Germany
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2016-2017 Global Challenges Fellowship is targeted for researchers from following nine countries (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Turkey) can apply for Global Challenges Fellowship program.
‣ Award No: The 2016-2017 Global Challenges Fellowship program supports up to two junior and two senior Fellows per year.
‣ Scholarship Duration: 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. The fellowship is not renewable and cannot be extended.
‣ Scholarship covers: -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.
‣ The 2016-2017 Global Challenges Fellowship assembles scholars from rising non-Western powers to explore questions in the humanities or social sciences relevant to the most pressing public policy challenges of the 21st century.
‣ GCF fosters new forms of scientific collaboration and enhances transnational and interdisciplinary cooperation between regional and international partners.
‣ Supported by the Volkswagen Foundation, the fellowship is hosted by the School of Public Policy and the Institute for Advanced Study, both at Central European University in Budapest, as well as the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin.
To apply for 2016-2017 Global Challenges Fellowship ,
‣ 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.
‣ 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).
Selection Criteria for 2016-2017 Global Challenges Fellowship
‣ 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.
‣ Applicants will be notified when their applications have been received and when the evaluation process has been completed.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Fellowship applications must be submitted online as detailed below.
‣ Register at Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University (CEU IAS)
‣ 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 the website. You will be required to submit the following materials with your application:
‣ The application form, to be completed online using Application Form
‣ A short description of your research/policy project and the outcome or end product you wish to achieve during your fellowship (e.g., policy paper, book chapter). Max. 1,000 words, not including references.
‣ A CV that includes your educational history, relevant work experience and major publications.
‣ A cover letter that describes the following: (1) what you hope to gain from the Global Challenges Fellowship, (2) your experience in policy-making and policy research that is relevant for the fellowship and (3) how your proposed project fits with your intellectual or policy-making career goals. Max. 1,000 words.
‣ For junior applicants only: the name and email address of a referee.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on November 17, 2016 (Central European Time, GMT+1).
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.