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Conferences: 2015 OSF Young Professional Development program

    The Think Tank Young Professional Development Program hopes to attract recent graduates of Masters and PhD programs in the fields of social sciences and humanities to become s think tanks in Central and Eastern Europe, South Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union, thus giving them an opportunity to gain firsthand policy research and advocacy experience at a renowned think tank in the region. This program is intended to attract and benefit both yothink tankung returning professionals and their host organizations. It will enable participating think tanks to recruit young researchers originally from the region who recently graduated from universities in the OECD countries, including the Central European University in Hungary. Depending on a research topic, individual programs at hosting organizations will last up to six months and start from November 2015.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Eligible candidates must fulfill ALL of the following four requirements:

    • Should have graduated in the past three years with a PhD, LLM, or MA degree in the social sciences and humanities from universities in the OECD countries
    • Must be citizens or permanent residents of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, or Ukraine
    • Must be between 23 and 35 years of age at the time of application
    • Must be fluent in written and spoken English and the working language of the host organization


    For further information and guidance, see the full call for applications in the Download Files section. Submissions should be made to:

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