Think Tank Fund Young Professional Development Program – Call for Applications

Foregin Policy Initiative BH invites recent graduates of MA and PhD programs in the social sciences and humanities to apply to the Think Tank Fund (Open Society Foundations) Young Professionals Development Program. Through this program, which can last for a period of up to six months, we want to support all young professionals who possess a strong motivation and directly contribute in the field of research in social sciences and humanities.

The call is open until 15 July 2016

Number of positions: one

About the Program

With this initiative, the Open Society Think Tank Fund aims at supporting fresh graduates per year from high-quality universities in the OECD countries who want to return to their country and assume posts in think tanks interested in attracting young staff. The Think Tank Young Professional Development Program intends to attract recent graduates of MA and PhD programs in the social sciences and humanities to select think tanks in Central and Eastern Europe, South Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union, giving them an opportunity to gain firsthand policy research and advocacy experience at a renowned think tank in the region.
The program is designed to benefit both young returning professionals and their host organizations. It enables participating think tanks to recruit young researchers originally from the region who recently graduated from universities in the OECD countries, including the Central European University in Hungary. Depending on a research topic, individual programs at hosting organizations will last up to six months.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible candidates must fulfill ALL of the following four requirements:

-have graduated in the past two years with a PhD, LLM, or MA degree in the social sciences and humanities from universities in the OECD countries
-be a citizen or permanent resident of Bosnia and Herzegovina
-be between 23 and 35 years of age at the time of application
-be fluent in written and spoken English and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian

Application and Selection Procedure

All candidates should send their applications by e-mail, no later than 15 July 2016 to FPI BH ( The pre-selected applicants will be invited for an interview.

The required documents are listed below:

1. Updated CV
2. Cover letter (in English, no longer than 1 page)
3. Written sample

Once you receive the support letter from FPI BH selection committee, you should apply directly to the Think Tank Young Professional Development Program.

Additional documents

Young Professional Development Program

Budget form