Future of Ukraine Fellowship Spring 2024 – Call for Applications

Join our team as Future of Ukraine Fellows

7 February 2024

Continuing our support for Ukrainian thought-leaders, Visegrad Insight – Res Publica Foundation announces a call for applications for the Future of Ukraine Fellowship 2024.

In 2024, we will offer two fellowships of 3,000 USD each for a period of six months, with a possibility of extension for another six months. We are looking for journalists with strong analytical skills or civil society leaders focused on policy research. Strong writing skills are essential. See our previous cohorts here.

The funding for the Fellowship is provided by subscriptions to our platform, individual donations and a grant from the National Endowment for Democracy.

Apply for the Future of Ukraine Fellowship

We are looking for:

  • Public opinion leaders from Ukraine with a background in policy analysis, journalism, civil society or academia
  • A proven track record of writing incisive analyses or thought-provoking opinion columns  on the regional, national or international level for a think tank, university, or in the public and private sectors
  • A desire and availability to engage with the Visegrad Insight expert network and audiences through our regular online conferences  and in-person events
  • A commitment to produce  five or more high-quality articles which will generate public opinion impact in the national sphere, international press and social media

Within this call, we are looking for fellows especially specialised and interested in the following thematic spectrum:

  • A Ukrainian perspective on rebuilding Ukraine with the engagement of the CEE countries;
  • Enlargement and neighbourhood, also including costs of non-enlargement in terms of both the economy and security ;
  • The implications of tensions around Taiwan for the security and prosperity in CEE.

Our offer:

  • 2 six-month paid fellowships of 3,000 USD each, with a possibility of an extension for another six-months 
  • Access to the Visegrad Insight network of media and journalists, as well as in-house support
  • Publication and promotion of articles to a regional and international audience

How to apply:

Prepare a motivation letter, a short bio and provide a writing sample (article, report, op-ed)

Submit the above to editor@visegradinsight.eu before 18 February 2024.

The Future of Ukraine Fellowship 2024 and 2025 is financed by the National Endowment for Democracy, as well as individual donations and Visegrad Insight subscription proceeds.

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The dreadful events in Ukraine have forced all of us to rethink the main tenets of security, the importance of democratic values, and the right for a free nation to defend its sovereignty. As the Russian invasion continues to displace millions of Ukrainians — along with thousands of victims of the war — we are left with hundreds and thousands of untold stories and lost narratives that have been missing from mainstream accounts of recent events.

To showcase the bravery and resilient spirit of the Ukrainian people during these troubling times, Visegrad Insight has established the Future of Ukraine Fellowship that will give space to Ukrainian voices who stayed at home to defend their country and build up their democracy. As disinformation persists in the media infosphere, there is a demand for solid voices who will take a more human-centred approach to the ongoing events in Ukraine.

We call upon all of our subscribers, readers, and partners to donate to this fellowship program to help Ukrainians be the leading voices of the untold stories behind and beyond the Russian invasion of Ukraine and cover topics the war might have interrupted.


Fill in the application below or on Google forms by clicking this link

The deadline for applications is 18 February 2024


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