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(E) OSI International Policy Fellowships
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  07/14/2002 | Education | Unrated
(E) OSI International Policy Fellowships

 

Subject: OSI International Policy Fellowships, For Central and Eastern 
Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia, and countries in South and 
Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 

CENTER FOR POLICY STUDIES 
INTERNATIONAL POLICY FELLOWSHIPS, 2003 


All applications must be submitted online at http://www.osi.hu/ipf by August 1, 2002 

The Central European University Center for Policy Studies (CPS) is calling 
for proposals for its year 2003 International Policy Fellowships (IPF) 
program, which is affiliated with the CPS and the Open Society 
Institute-Budapest. Broadly speaking, an open society is characterized by a 
reliance on the rule of law, the existence of a democratically elected 
government, a diverse and vigorous civil society, and respect for minorities 
and minority opinions. Launched in late 1999, the CPS works with a 
broadening circle of policy analysts and institutions to promote the 
development of policy center networks throughout Central and Eastern Europe, 
the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia, as well as countries in South and 
Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. The Center undertakes 
policy research and advocacy that furthers the open society mission and 
disseminates quality analyses in accessible formats. 

The CPS International Policy Fellowships are intended to support the 
analytical policy research of open society leaders and to provide these 
Fellows with professional policy training. The program aims to improve the 
quality of analysis in countries where the Soros foundations work by 
ensuring that these leaders are able to conduct research in their home 
region while maintaining local affiliations and a high degree of mobility 
and intellectual freedom. Fellows participate in four training seminars in 
Budapest over the course of the fellowship year conducted by professors of 
public policy from around the world and gain vital skills including how to 
write professional policy documents, identify appropriate policy 
instruments, and effectively advocate policies-skills that are 
underdeveloped in countries where the Soros foundations work. Good policy 
analysis is characterized by elements including a reliance on 
well-researched data; comprehensive, non-ideological assessment of relevant 
factors and options; explicitly stated criteria for assessing options; 
consideration of the interests and groups affected; and the clear 
presentation of feasible recommendations for action as well as how these 
recommendations should be communicated and implemented. 

Outstanding Fellows from Eastern Europe may be nominated to participate in 
additional training and research opportunities including a three-month 
International Junior Public Policy Scholar Fellowship in Washington, D.C. in 
affiliation with the Woodrow Wilson Center's East European Studies program. 
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the United States' 
official memorial to President Wilson, was established by congressional 
legislation in 1968. Meant to reflect and continue Woodrow Wilson's 
commitment to a deeper understanding of issues crucial to global peace and 
stability, the Center serves as an international, interdisciplinary, 
non-partisan scholarly institute which fosters scholarship in the humanities 
and social sciences and encourages dialogue between the academic and policy 
communities. East European Studies, housed at the Woodrow Wilson Center, 
provides a non-partisan forum for bringing historical and contemporary 
understanding of the former communist states of Eastern Europe and the 
Baltics to the nation's capital and throughout the country. For more details 
on the Wilson Center and its East European Studies program, please see 
further details at the end of this announcement and visit the Center's 
website at www.wilsoncenter.org.  

Applicants are encouraged to submit individual, practical and 
policy-oriented research proposals in the following subject areas. The 
product of each fellowship will be a detailed analysis of a major issue to 
be published in English and translated into other languages: 


2003 Fellowship Issue Areas 
Note: Although the topics Conflict Prevention in Southeast Europe and The 
Future of the Caucasus are not included in this year's announcement, IPF 
remains especially interested in receiving applications from these regions. 
Please apply according to the relevant topic rather than region. Also please 
note that applicants interested in Gender Policy as it relates to education, 
the media, and health should apply in the education, media, and health 
categories. 

The Policy Process, Building Institutions, Cross-Border Cooperation Outside 
the European Union, Cultural Policy, Education Policy, Enhancing the 
Learning Experience in Central and East European Higher Education, Primary 
and Secondary Education Policy, Environmental Policy, International Climate 
Change Policy, Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability 
Appraisal as Policy-Making Tools, The Future of Central and Southwest Asia, 
Gender Policy: Intra-Enterprise Level Gender Inequalities in Post-Socialist 
Societies, Information Policy, Media Policy, Public Health Policy, Tobacco 
Economics Research and Advocacy, Policy Priorities in Public Health, Social 
Responsibility in Global Governance Structures, State Capacity and the 
Leading Economic Sector in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe, State Responses to 
the Challenge of Multiethnicity, Reform of Monetary and Fiscal Policy with a 
View Towards Enhanced Growth 

Terms of the International Policy Fellowship Award 

Fellows will be provided with a one-year stipend, expenses including travel, 
and needed communications equipment to work full-time on research of their 
design in one of the above areas. The amount of the award will vary 
depending on standards in the Fellow's country of residence and the 
budgetary needs of the proposal. 

To Apply: Application Requirements and Procedures 

All initial queries must be entered online via the internet directly into 
the IPF application database found at http://www.osi.hu/ipf. Those who have 
no possibility to access the internet (including from public libraries, 
internet centers, or national Soros foundations) should send an e-mail to 
fellows@osi.hu  or call the IPF offices at (36 1) 327-3863 to discuss the 
best alternate application solution. Finalists will be interviewed by 
telephone at the expense of IPF. Successful applicants will be notified in 
November or December 2002 and no later than January 15, 2003. The fellowship 
research cycle will approximate the period from March 2003 to March 2004. 
Applications sent by mail, fax or e-mail will not be considered unless you 
received prior approval from IPF staff to use an alternative method of 
application. 

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