Monday, March 2, 2009

GRANTS- IREX US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program

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GRANTS- IREX US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program

Posted by: Oksana Jensen <>

US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program

IREX is pleased to announce 2009-2010 competition for the US Embassy
Policy Specialist (EPS) Program.

The EPS Program provides fellowships of up to eight weeks to US
scholars and professionals to serve US Embassies as policy
specialists on a chosen topic and pursue their own research project

EPS Grant covers the cost of travel and housing and provides a living stipend.

Eligible Embassies and Fields:

* Azerbaijan (US Embassy, Baku)
- Environment
- Labor
- Religion

* Georgia (US Embassy, Tbilisi)
- Civil Society

* Kazakhstan (US Embassy, Astana)
- Inter-Ethnic Relations
- Religion

* Moldova (US Embassy, Chisinau)
- Civil Society
- Economics

* Russia (US Consulate, Vladivostok)
- Economics

* Tajikistan (US Embassy, Dushanbe)
- Economics
- Education
- Politics

* Turkmenistan (US Embassy, Ashgabat)
- Environment and Agriculture

The EPS application and supporting materials are available on the IREX website:

Completed applications are due no later than April 6, 2009.

Postdoctoral Scholars and Professionals with advanced degrees (MA,
MS, MFA, MBA, MPA, MLIS, MPH, JD, MD) are eligible to apply for the
EPS Program.

Questions may be addressed to the EPS Program Staff at
or by telephone at 202-628-8188

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

Oksana Jensen
Senior Program Officer
Education Programs Division
T: (202) 628-8188 x128
F: (202) 628-8189

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