Open Call for Research Fellowship

14 April 2023
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Open Call for Research Fellowship

Young voices in Geopolitics

The Centre for Governance Studies (CGS), in collaboration with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Bangladesh, is calling for applications for the fellowship titled "Young voices in Geopolitics." Under this fellowship programme, three next generation researchers and journalists will avail grants to conduct research on geopolitics in Bangladesh.

About the Fellowship

The Bay of Bengal has been an interconnected and interdependent region for centuries. Trade and migrations across borders have made the littoral states and cities culturally diverse societies. The geo-strategic shift from Euro-Atlantic to Indo-Pacific in recent years has given the Bay of Bengal region a renewed geo-political prominence. Considering the importance of the changing scenario of the Bay of Bengal region, it is necessary for Bangladesh to stay in the context. CGS and FES Bangladesh intend to publish 3 policy papers and 9 analytical reports (Print/ Electronic/ Online Media) on the importance of the Bay of Bengal region and how Bangladesh’s foreign policy should be shaped regarding the following key topics: 

A)    Bangladesh trade options beyond LDC graduation 

B)    non-traditional security threats for Bangladesh

C)    Bangladesh’s diplomacy in current global crisis 

Focusing on the geopolitics of Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal Region, CGS and FES Bangladesh is announcing this Research Fellowships for the working journalists and PhD students living in Bangladesh and abroad. 


•    Have to be a working journalist or a PhD student. 

•    Proven track record of writing geopolitical issues and/or academic knowledge on geopolitics. 

•    Relevant publication in reputed journals will be an added advantage. 

•    Have to demonstrate good skill on academic writing (in English). 


•    The selected fellow will have to write one paper and prepare 3 analytical reports for print/electronic/ online media.

•    Fellow will meet the advisors, organizers (CGS and FES) and other fellows in a few occasions. 

•    Fellow will have to be in phone/email communication with the advisor and the relevant experts during the fellowship period (1 May – 31 October, 2023) on a regular basis.

•    Selected Fellow will have to provide monthly progress report/update to CGS. 

•    Have to abide by the timeline provided by CGS. 

Application Procedure

Interested applicants are encouraged to send their CV, along with a Cover Letter detailing out the motivation (including interest for and benefit of the fellowship) to [email protected]


The last date of submission is 30/04/2023



  • 15 Apr 2023, 08:08 PM

    What's the education qualifications?

  • 17 Apr 2023, 11:12 PM

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  • 26 Apr 2023, 09:15 PM

    Dear concern, I have sincere interest to be your fellow but i am not complying your eligibility criteria. I am about 30, working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Governance Studies at JKKNIU. You can follow my personal website- to assess my ability in your required areas. If you compromise any criteria, then i will drop my CV. Feel free to knock me- [email protected]