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The School of Public Policy (SPP) and the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University (CEU IAS) is inviting applications for Global Challenges Fellowship (Junior and Senior Fellowships 2019-2020) from outstanding researchers from ten countries (Brazil, Venezuela, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Turkey)

About the fellowships:
  • The Global Challenges Fellowship assembles scholars from rising non-Western powers to explore questions in the humanities or social sciences relevant to the most pressing public policy challenges of the 21st century.
  • The Global Challenges Fellowship fosters new forms of scientific collaboration and enhances transnational and interdisciplinary cooperation between regional and international partners. Supported by the Volkswagen Foundation, the fellowship is hosted by the School of Public Policy and the Institute for Advanced Study, both at Central European University in Budapest.

Starting date:  either October 1, 2019 or January 1, 2020

Duration: up to six months

Study areas:

  • Peace & security
  • Humanitarian assistance & human rights
  • Development and good governance
  • Internet (digital) governance


  • Applicants (in particular those working in the field of public policy) from ten countries (Brazil, Venezuela, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa and Turkey) are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be residents of above mentioned 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 must 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.
  • Applicants must be able to communicate fluently (speaking and writing) in English, the working language of the program.

How to apply:

Applications to be submitted online and applications (merged into one PDF file) to (quote ‘GCF 2019/2020 application’ in the subject line of message) with the following materials with your application:

  • Application form
  • A short description of research/policy project and the outcome or end product he/she wishes to achieve during the fellowship (e.g., policy paper, book chapter). Max. 1,000 words, not including references.
  • A CV that includes educational history, relevant work experience and major publications.
  • A cover letter that describes the following: (1) what you hope to gain from the Global Challenges Fellowship, (2) your experience in policy-making and policy research that is relevant for the fellowship and (3) how your proposed project fits with your intellectual or policy-making career goals. Max. 1,000 words.
  • For junior applicants only: the name and email address of a referee.
—————–Quick Overview————-
OrganizationInstitute for Advanced Study

Central European University (CEU IAS)

Fellowship LevelGrants
Subject areasSocial Sciences, Humanities, Law
Fellowship amountVaries
EligibilityOpen to selected countries
DeadlineJune 7, 2019

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