Funding: Area Studies Fellowship (Center for European Policy Analysis)

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Applications Open – Title VIII CEE Area Studies Fellowship Program
The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) is now accepting applications for the 2021 Title VIII CEE Area Studies Fellowship Program. This is a competitive, nation-wide call for applications open to American graduate-level students, post-doctoral scholars, and early career professionals.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens. APPLY NOW The Title VIII CEE Area Studies Fellowship Program is a six-month virtual fellowship open to American graduate-level students, post-doctoral scholars, and early career professionals seeking to develop expertise on and/or to strengthen their strategic knowledge of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The main goal of the fellowship program is to cultivate U.S. expertise in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and to develop a relevant and timely analysis of the CEE region for the U.S. policy community. The program is generously supported by the U.S. Department of State. RequirementsApplicants must possess the following minimum qualifications in order to be considered:Bachelor’s degree, at minimum, in a relevant field such as international relations, public policy, security studies, or political science; Must presently be a graduate level-student, a post-doctoral scholar, or an early career professional with demonstrable research interest in the CEE region;Outstanding academic credentials;Exceptional research and writing skills;Demonstrated commitment to transatlantic values;Clear leadership potential and the ability to work independently; andU.S. citizenship. 

How to Apply

To be considered for the fellowship program, applicants must submit the following: Completed Application Form; Resume/CV;500-word essay on a proposed research topic. Applicants must explain why their topic/issue of interest is relevant to U.S. national security and/or foreign policy and how their research could contribute to the knowledge of the wider expert and policy communities;Brief (2-4 page) academic writing sample; andTwo academic or professional letters of recommendation. Referees must send signed letters directly to Ms. Bruna Celic at bruna.celic@cepa.org by Thursday, December 31, 2020. For questions regarding this fellowship, please contact bruna.celic@cepa.org