The OSI Academic Fellowship Program (AFP) is enlarging its horizon of cooperation with university departments in Southeastern Europe, the former Soviet Union (excluding the Baltic States), and Mongolia. To this end, AFP is seeking departments interested in forming new partnerships in the academic year 2009–2010. 

To be eligible, departments must be at universities in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, or Ukraine.

An ideal AFP partner department is part of a classical state university and is devoted to one of the following disciplines: anthropology, area/cultural studies, economics, gender studies, history, human rights & public law, international relations, journalism/media studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy/public health, social work or sociology.

 For Further Information

Interested departments are welcome to contact AFP regional offices for further details. 

 Deadline April 7, 2009.

Please see the AFP web site:

Open Society Institute

Academic Fellowship Program

October 6 utca 12,

H-1051 Budapest, Hungary


Phone: (36-1) 235 6160 Fax: (36-1) 411-4

Contact person – Nazik Manapaeva, AFP CAM Regional Coordinator ( )

Academic Fellowship Program Central Asia and Mongolia HESP,

OSI Soros Foundation Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan, 720040, Bishkek, 55A, Logvinenko Str.

Tel: +996 312 66 34 75 (Ext. 103) Fax: +996 312 66 34 48 Mobile: + 996 775 58 77 07