The Global Challenges Fellowship program (GCF) invites scholars from rising non-Western global powers, including scholars from Indonesia, to explore complex research questions in the humanities or social sciences with relevance to the most pressing public policy challenges of the 21st century. GCF seeks to foster new forms of scientific collaboration, enhance transnational and interdisciplinary cooperation between regional and international partners and to encourage the development of fresh perspectives on global public policy issues.
The Fellowship will support four junior and four senior fellows from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, and Turkey over the course of two years. Starting September 2015, Global Challenges Fellows will spend approximately 7-8 months doing analytical and empirical work at CEU in Budapest, and at GPPi in Berlin where they will engage with policy practitioners. Fellowships are available in five research areas:
·       Peace & Security
·       Humanitarian Assistance & Human Rights
·       Development & Good Governance
·       Internet Governance
·       Changing Global Institutions
We are very excited by this opportunity. There is a need for a better academic understanding of the workings of multilateralism in an increasingly ‘post-Western’ world; European scholars and policymakers stand to profit from a deeper familiarity with the traditions, motivations, and world views of powers not traditionally regarded as part of ‘the West.’ Conversely, scholars from outside Europe are often not fully immersed in the diverse set of influences on Europe’s multilateral policies. GCF Program is an excellent opportunity for this much-needed mutual learning and exchange.
The Call for applications for the first round of fellowships is launched today and we are expecting applications by the March 30 deadline. Any help with spreading the word about this opportunity among your networks would be much appreciated!
For more information and to apply, the program website can be found at
Thank you in advance.
Best wishes,