The Volkswagen Foundation is sponsoring the 2016/2017 Global Challenges Fellowship to enable selected scholars conduct research for journal articles and/or policy papers as well as participate in a series of small working group discussions and seminars. Applicants are required to hold an academic degree (master’s, PhD or equivalent) in any of the following areas: social sciences, humanities and/or law.
Please note that applicants (especailly those working in the field of public policy) from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa and Turkey are eligible to apply. International 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 should 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 should be able to communicate fluently (speaking and writing) in English, the working language of the program.
- Applicants must have a demonstrated record of policy engagement and submit an innovative research proposal.
- 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).
Accepted scholars will be eligible for an accommodation allowance 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. Additionally, all fellows will receive a housing allowance while staying 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 application process is online and your completed application can be submitted as shown below.
- Step 1: Register at this website.
- Step 2: 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 this website.
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