U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist Program (EPS)

2012-2013 FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY

U.S. EMBASSY POLICY SPECIALIST PROGRAM (EPS)

Deadline: March 14, 2012

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 community, 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.

For 2012-13, applicants may apply for placements in the following countries and fields. 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

U.S. Embassy/USAID Mission, Baku: Youth/Civil Society

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

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

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

*Deadline: 5 p.m. EST on March 14, 2012

*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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