US Embassy Policy Specialist Program in Ukraine with IREX


US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program in Ukraine


IREX is pleased to announce the competition for the 2011-12 US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program in Ukraine.

Deadline: July 15, 2011

EPS provides fellowships to US scholars and professionals for up to eight weeks to serve US Embassies in Eurasia as policy specialists on a chosen topic and pursue their own research project independently. The EPS fellowship covers the cost of travel and in-country housing and provides a stipend for living expenses.

The EPS program is currently accepting applications for the following field only:

Ukraine (US Embassy, Kyiv)


Environmental Studies/Public Health: The US Embassy in Kyiv seeks a specialist to research highly contaminated sites across Ukraine and their potential impact on environment and human health. The candidate will work to catalogue the contaminated sites and assess the level of threat to environment and human health. He/she will select a sample of sites for on-site analysis, will analyze the Government of Ukraine’s overall strategy and emergency response plan related to the sites, and will develop a list of recommendations on how to address these issues in Ukraine. The researcher will work with counterparts within the government, academia and non-governmental organizations to accomplish these tasks.


Requested Fellowship Length: Two months

Qualifications unique to this placement: Russian or Ukrainian language highly desirable.

The EPS application and instructions are available on the IREX website:

Completed applications are due no later than July 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm.


Scholars and professionals with advanced degrees (PhD, MA, MS, MFA, MBA, MPA, MLIS, MPH, JD, MD) and US citizenship are eligible to apply for the EPS program.


Questions may be addressed to the EPS program staff at or by telephone at 202-942-9111.

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




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