New America has just announced a call for applications for our new fellowship program for the Afghanistan Observatory.
The Afghanistan Observatory Fellowship is a collaboration between Future Frontlines and the Fellows programs at New America. The initiative will serve as a hub for at-risk Afghans now in exile with a demonstrated commitment to peacebuilding, good governance, and the defense of human rights.
The purpose of the program is to provide a platform for scholars affiliated with the observatory to give voice to the millions of Afghans displaced by endless war and grinding poverty.
We are seeking applications from qualified Afghan nationals currently residing in the U.S., U.K., E.U., Canada, and Australia who have been recently forced into exile during the recent period of turmoil in Afghanistan that led to the collapse of the government and the Taliban’s return to power.
The deadline to apply is January 15, 2021, at 11:59 pm EST. Please note participation in the program is limited to Afghan nationals. Candidates selected will be notified and announced in February with program activities expected to begin around the first week of March.
I am sure many of you will have questions about the in’s and out’s of the application process, and we are hopeful you can find many of the answers here on our Frequently Asked Questions page for the program.
For those of you who would like to encourage us to give special consideration to friends or colleagues in your networks please know that we will do our utmost to ensure that every candidate that applies via the official applications page will receive a thorough and fair review.
However, we cannot, unfortunately, reply to individual email inquiries or entreaties for specific candidates at this time so we strongly encourage you to share the call for applications information on the program page with those in your circle who might be interested and qualified.
The deadline to apply is January 15, 2022, at 11:59 pm EST.
Account Login & Program Confirmation Questionnaire:
Prior to applying, you will be prompted to create a SurveyMonkey Apply account (please look for an email from “email@example.com” in your inbox). The first time you log in, you will be asked to select which program application you would like to complete before you can begin your application. Please select “Afghan Scholars” and then the “Save my profile” button to be directed to the Afghan Scholars application.
Your application will automatically save so that you can come back to the form at any time before the deadline.
Status of Your Application:
We will update the status of your application within the portal.
Unfortunately, due to the volume of interest in the program, we cannot take any calls. If you have questions about the program or the application process, please visit our FAQ page as your first support source. If you run into technical issues with your application or if your question has not been addressed in the FAQ, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.