Become an EUCAM Fellow: Call for Applications

EUCAM and CESS fellows at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam

The Europe Central Asia Monitoring (EUCAM) initiative of the Centre for European Security Studies (CESS) is open to applications for its fellowship programme. Over the course of 2018-2019 the CESS office in Groningen will host 3 groups of each 3 EUCAM fellows for periods of 12 weeks. The upcoming fellowship is from 1 April to 21 June 2019.

We are looking for fellows that:

  • Are interested in policy-oriented research and Europe-Central Asia relations
  • Have a Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen or Uzbek nationality; currently living in Central Asia; and eligible to obtain a 90-day Schengen visa
  • Are between 25 and 35 old; and active in civil society or academia
  • Have a good command of English.

We offer fellows the opportunity to:

  • Do research at a Dutch research and training institute
  • Practice policy-oriented writing while increasing knowledge of the European Union
  • Engage in outreach towards the European policy community and contribute to international academic debates
  • Visit Brussels and The Hague for interviews, briefings, training and conferences.

Selected fellows are offered a monthly stipend of €600. Accommodation in the Netherlands, travel from Central Asia to the Netherlands as well as accommodation in and travel from Groningen to The Hague and Brussels will be covered by EUCAM-CESS.

You can apply by sending a motivation letter (including two references listed) plus your curriculum vitae before 3 December 2018 to

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Before joining the Centre for European Security Studies in 2016, Boonstra worked as senior researcher, and later as head of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia programme at FRIDE, a think tank with offices in Madrid and Brussels. He completed MAs in Contemporary History and International Relations at the University of Groningen. His work focuses on Eurasian and transatlantic security issues (in particular EU, NATO and OSCE policies) as well as on development policies and democratisation in Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia. Boonstra is member of several internal research networks and regularly comments on international issues in the media.