2018-19 THO Nonresident Fellowship Program

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2018-19 THO Nonresident Fellowship Program

13 Sep 18

Turkish Heritage Organization is announcing our 2018-2019 nonresident fellows.

Turkish Heritage Organization (THO) is pleased to announce applications for its 2018-19 Nonresident Fellowship Program. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to contribute to constructive dialogue surrounding U.S.-Turkey relations and Turkey’s role in the international community. We encourage graduate students, young researchers and professionals, and practitioners with a special interest in U.S.-Turkey relations to apply. Specific areas of interest include (but are not limited to): security, education, humanitarian aid and refugee issues, energy, economy, technology, citizen diplomacy, and international exchange. 

Starting in September or October 2018, successful applicants will serve as nonresident fellows for a duration of nine months, with the possibility of renewal for an additional three months. 

THO Nonresident Fellows will be expected to: 
  • Contribute remotely, on a regular basis, to THO scholarship and discussions through both formal research and informal consultation.
  • Participate in an online network of other nonresident fellows. 

  • Support the development of initiatives that enrich people-to-people ties between the U.S. and Turkey. 

  • Create platforms for relevant stakeholders, opinion leaders, civil society members, and policy-makers to engage in constructive dialogue on issues related to Turkish foreign policy and U.S.-Turkey relations. 


During the fellowship period, THO Nonresident Fellows will be expected to:
  • Produce one blog post per month, between 800 and 1000 words in length.
  • Produce one article every three months between 1000 and 4000 words in length.
  • Lead the organization of and/or participate as a speaker in at least one THO webinar/teleconference on topics related to THO’s mission.
  • Organize at least one event in their own cities with relevant institutions, such as universities, NGOs, or social action groups. At the event, the nonresident fellow will represent THO and help facilitate THO’s connection with global partners. 

  • Applicants may be of any nationality between the ages of 22 and 40.
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree. A major in political science, international relations, or other relevant field preferred.
  • At least two years of relevant work or academic experience in a field related to the proposed area of study.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English. Turkish or other foreign language proficiency is a plus but not required.
  • Committed to THO’s mission to promote discussion and dialogue around Turkey’s role in the international community and issues of importance in the U.S.-Turkey bilateral relationship. 
Applicants should submit the following in one document to THO Program Officer Audrey Williams at audrey@turkheritage.org
  1. Resume or CV 
  2. Cover Letter: The cover letter should indicate the applicant’s desired area of study and explain the relevance of this area to THO’s mission. 

  3. Writing Sample: 3-5 pages 

  4. Contact information for two professional/academic references

All application materials should be submitted in English. 

THO is committed to providing access to the program for all qualified individuals who wish to apply. We welcome qualified applicants with disabilities regardless of whether said applicants need accommodation to complete this application or participate in this program. 

Following a review of the applications, finalists will be chosen for an interview with THO staff. The THO program leader will contact you directly if you are selected for an interview. Please note that not all applicants will be selected for an interview, and selection does not guarantee acceptance into the program. 

If you have any questions, please contact THO Program Officer Audrey Williams via email at audrey@turkheritage.org.
June 4, 2018 at 11:59 PM (EDT) 

Publication opportunities: Fellows will have the opportunity to publish in a variety of formats (e.g., blog posts, analyses, issue briefs) for policy audiences. Publications will be posted on THO’s website and promoted through THO’s networks. 

Engaging with THO’s networks and board members: Fellows will engage with THO’s diverse network of think tank experts, academics, civil society leaders, and current and former government officials in the U.S. and globally, including THO partner organizations. They will also have access to high-profile events organized by THO. 

Modest honorarium for written products drafted specifically for THO: The honorarium amount will be tailored to the type of product based on such factors as publication length and amount of additional research required to complete the product. 

Coverage of costs for participation in THO activities: Fellows who live in the U.S. will have the opportunity to participate and take an active role in U.S.-based THO activities as speakers, moderators, or facilitators. Up to a pre-specified amount, THO will cover the costs of transportation, accommodation, and food. Additionally, all fellows will receive THO support up to a pre-specified amount for the organization of a THO event/activity in their home cities. 

One complimentary roundtrip ticket to the U.S. or Turkey: Each nonresident fellow will receive one complimentary roundtrip flight ticket for use on a professional trip to Turkey or the U.S. Fellows will be expected to produce a product for THO as part of their trip, to be mutually decided upon prior to trip approval. Other costs associated with such a trip would not be covered by THO. 

2018-19 THO Nonresident Fellowship Program