Call for Applications:  Think tank young professional vacancy at CESD

CESD-Center for Economic and Social Development with support from the Think Tank Fund announces the Think Tank Young Professional Development Program for MA and PhD graduates who graduated with a PhD, LLM or MA degree in the social sciences and humanities from high-quality universities in the OECD countries in the past three years. With this initiative, Think Tank Fund aims at supporting up to fifteen ‘returnees’ per year to assume posts in think tanks interested in attracting young staff. With these activities, we hope to help young and talented people enter the region’s think tanks, provide additional capacity building with talented returnees getting engaged in policy-relevant research, analysis and advocacy under the guidance of experienced staff, and assist think tanks in recruiting new talent into their ranks.

Think Tank Young Professional Development Program intends to attract recent graduates of MA and PhD programs in the social sciences and humanities to selected think tanks in Central and Eastern Europe, South Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, giving them an opportunity to gain first-hand 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 6 months and start from November 2014.

How to Apply?

Step 1: Interested graduates should contact the think tanks directly and negotiate the topic area, policy product(s) and work plan for the engagement in this program.

Step 2: The potential host organizations will interview candidates, assess how their interests and skills correspond to the profile and needs of a potential host organization, and decide whether they are interested in working with the candidate. This decision should be clearly communicated to the candidate well before the deadline for submitting individual applications to Think Tank Fund.

Step 3: Having been selected by the host organization, the candidate will then apply to the Think Tank Fund. To be considered for the Think Tank Young Professional Development Program, applying graduates should submit the following documents in English (as .doc or .pdf attachments to email) by August 4, 2014 to

The new call is open now, the deadline for applications is August 4, and you can find the full text of the call and all related materials at
http://www.Download Call for Applications: think-tank-young-professional-development-program-call-20140610

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