POLICY FELLOWSHIP INITIATIVE
In 2010, for the first time, OSI-Armenia invited research proposals for Policy Fellowship Initiative to enable members of the public policy community to pursue projects that will stimulate and deepen public debate about the most critical problems in this country. The fellowships are intended primarily for individuals aiming to undertake independent policy-oriented research and produce critical thinking on fundamental policy challenges that will potentially enrich public understanding of those challenges and breed inventive solutions. This Initiative aims to enhance the research capacity and policy formulation skills of individuals from the academic, business, government, and media communities.
A fellow's contribution may take several forms. In addition to the research report specifying clear policy recommendations and options, the fellows may produce a variety of work products, including publications such as books, reports, innovative public-education projects. Fellows may also engage in activities such as hosting panel discussions, traveling to conferences, participating in policy debates, and promoting their ideas in public venues.
At the moment, seven fellows are working on a range of critical issues, including development of agricultural cooperatives, gendered representations in Armenian textbooks, the social impact of the economic crisis, successful policy transfer strategies, crematories, as well as critical thinking as a conflict resolution tool. Please see the links below for more details.
Policy Fellows 2010; 2011; 2012