Applications are now open for the John Smith Trust Wider Europe Fellowship 2019

To apply you must: Speak and write fluent English (preferably having already studied or worked in English). Demonstrate your potential as a leader in your chosen professional field, committed to the positive future development of your country

Demonstrate a clear professional interest in the areas of good governance, rule of law and/or social justice and a general interest in all three.

Propose an Action Plan addressing a policy or organisational issue of importance in your field of work which you intend to implement on return home and which will be informed by your experience in the UK.

Be prepared to make a substantial commitment if selected as a Fellow: to be available for a four-week full-time residential programme in the UK in June 2019 and to participate actively in the JST Alumni Network in the long term.

Be from one of the following countries, currently living there and in full-time employment: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia or Ukraine.

Be aged 25-35.

John Smith Fellows usually come from politics, public administration, the media, civil society and law but we welcome applications from other fields if a clear link is made to JST themes.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 14th November at midnight (24:00) UK time.

If you are interested in applying and meet the eligibility criteria, please visit our website: