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March 15 Deadline for EPS Program

IREX is pleased to announce 2010-2011 competition for the US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program.

EPS provides fellowships to US scholars and professionals for up to eight weeks toserve US Embassies in Eurasia as policy specialists on a chosen topic and pursue their own research project independently. EPS Grant covers the cost of travel and in-country housing and provides a stipend for living expenses.

Eligible Embassies and Fields (for more detailed descriptions of research fields please see application instructions posted on the link below):

Armenia (US Embassy, Yerevan)
· Economics
· Anti-Corruption/Economics

Azerbaijan (US Embassy, Baku) · Economic Development
· Alternative/Renewable Energy
· History

Georgia (US Embassy, Tbilisi)
· Higher Education/Public Policy
· Civic Engagement
· Higher Education

Kazakhstan (US Embassy, Astana)
· Civil Society
· Foreign Relations
· Politics

Kyrgyzstan (US Embassy, Bishkek)
· Foreign Investment and Trade
· Labor Migration
· Kyrgyz Attitudes towards the US

Moldova (US Embassy, Chisinau)
· Democracy Building/Civil Society
· Transnistria
Russia · History of US-Russia Relations (US Consulate, St. Petersburg)
· Environment(US Embassy, Moscow)

Tajikistan (US Embassy, Dushanbe)
· Politics
· Energy Economics
· History

Turkmenistan (US Embassy, Ashgabat)
· Agriculture
· Alternative Energy

The EPS application and instructions are available on the IREX website:
Completed applications are due no later than March 15, 2010

Scholars and Professionals with advanced degrees (PhD, MA, MS, MFA, MBA, MPA, MLIS, MPH, JD, MD) and US citizenship or permanent residencyare eligible to apply for the EPS Program.

Questions may be addressed to the EPS Program Staff at eps@irex.org or by telephone at 202-628-8188

EPS is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program

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