The Open Society Institute is now accepting applications for the Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative (LGI) Policy Fellowship 2010/2011. This program supports policy research aimed at stimulating innovative and practical policy reform in areas that LGI is interested in exploring further. This year's program will run from October 2010 to November 2011.
Each year candidates are chosen from different country groups from Central, East and Southeastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to participate in the fellowship program. Accepted fellows are generally policy researchers, policy advisors, civil servants, and members of NGOs, advocacy groups or professional associations.
The Fellowship Program LGI explores emerging policy issues relevant for the regions where it works. Fellows will work in small teams under the guidance of well-respected mentors to produce policy-oriented studies on a given topic. In addition, the LGI provides fellows with training on how to write effective policy reports, how to identify and analyze available policy options, how to formulate an effective advocacy campaign, and how to deliver a persuasive policy presentation. The conclusion of the program works with fellows to determine what steps it can take to support the proposed recommendations in the completed studies.
For a complete description of the LGI Fellowship Program and to submit your application, click here.