2015 Global Challenges Fellowship Program (GCFP) for study at Central European University, Hungary & Germany.

Application Deadline: March 30, 2015 (Central European Time, GMT+1).

The aim of the Global Challenges Fellowship Program (GCFP) is to invite researchers from nine emerging countries to the School of Public Policy at Central European University (SPP) and the Central European University Institute for Advanced Study (CEU IAS) in Budapest, Hungary and the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, Germany to foster new forms of collaboration.

This serves the ultimate purpose of forging closer ties between Western and non-Western researchers and offering fresh perspectives on some of the world’s most pressing public policy challenges, challenges which can only be resolved together.


  • The GCFP brings researchers from emerging economies outside the “established West” to SPP and CEU IAS as well as to GPPi.
  • The focus will be on researchers (in particular those in the field of public policy) from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, and Turkey.
  • The researchers must be resident in these countries—Chinese or Indian nationals working permanently in the US, for example, are not eligible for the program.



  • Fellows receive an allowance for accommodation in Budapest and Berlin and a monthly stipend. Fellows are expected to reside in Budapest and Berlin, accordingly, during their fellowship, participate in the intellectual life of SPP and CEU IAS and pursue their research agenda.
  • Senior fellows will receive a net monthly stipend of 2,500 Euros; junior fellows will receive a net monthly stipend of 1,500 Euros for the duration of the program to help support their stay in Budapest and Berlin.
  • In addition, all fellows and their families receive a housing allowance in Budapest and Berlin. Fellows also receive limited travel funds (up to 2,000 Euros) for travel to and from their home country and between Budapest and Berlin, as well as health insurance.



  • The fellows will spend a total of approximately 7-8 months as Global Challenges Fellows (GCF) doing analytical and empirical work in Budapest, and engaging with policy practitioners at GPPi in Berlin. While the exact timetable depends on the specifications of each research project, the majority of time (about 75%) will be spent in Budapest.
  • The program will support two junior and two senior Fellows per year.
  • They will publish journal articles and/or policy papers and will participate in a series of small working group-style discussions and seminars.

Fellows will work within one of the following focal research areas:

  • Peace & security
  • Humanitarian assistance & human rights
  • Development & good governance
  • Internet governance


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Global Challenges Fellowship Program (GCFP)


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