os-think-thank-fund-logoOrganized by the Roma Initiatives Office and the Think Tank Fund, this program supports young Roma MA and PhD graduates in social sciences and humanities to develop new skills under the guidance of experienced research staff at mainstream think tanks.

The program provides young Roma researchers with an opportunity to gain 6–12 months of firsthand research and advocacy experience in leading think tanks in their home countries.

It is designed to facilitate the entry of young Roma researchers into the policy world as think tank professionals or as contributors to policy research and advocacy in other capacities.

At the same time, the program aims to assist think tanks in taking on topics relevant for local minorities, recruiting new talent, and reaching out to new constituencies.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must:

  • be of Roma origin;
  • have graduated in the past three years from MA or PhD studies in economics, international relations and European integration studies, legal studies, political science, public policy and administration, social work or sociology;
  • demonstrate interest in social science research, without necessarily having previous experience with policy research and advocacy;
  • be permanent residents or citizens of Kosovo, Macedonia, or Serbia.

Applicants must be acceptably fluent in written and spoken English in addition to full proficiency in the local language.

Deadline: March 31, 2014


The full call for applications and the application form can be downloaded below.

Call for Applications
Application form

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