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RESOLVE Network Fellowships: 2017 Application Guidelines

RESOLVE Network Research Fellowship: 2017 Application Guidelines

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The RESOLVE Network Research Fellowship program connects senior subject matter experts, who serve as mentors, to qualified emerging early and mid-career researchers, who serve as fellows, to jointly pursue cutting edge research on the drivers of violent extremism, political violence, and violent social movements in one of the Network’s priority countries. This program seeks to elevate the capacity and profile of local researchers who best understand their home context in which violent extremism presents a threat and are best positioned to drive forward a country- and or/region-specific research agenda on these issues.

Through a learning-by-doing model, fellows will work with select Network affiliated senior researchers and partner organizations on specific projects and utilize their research experience while further building upon their knowledge of research study design and data analysis, project management, operational security, leadership, and policy-relevant dissemination activities. Training will be provided in the form of one-on-one mentoring, workshops, and short-term research institutes over the course of the equivalent of two academic semesters. At the end of the program, fellows will co-author policy briefs with their mentors published by the RESOLVE Network and present their findings alongside their mentors at the RESOLVE Network’s annual Fall Forum in September in Washington, DC.


The application must be submitted as a single PDF with each the following headings included.

  1. Personal Information

In this section, you will detail your full name, current title and affiliation, nationality, address, email address, and phone number(s).

  1. Proof of Citizenship in the Country of Concern

In this section, you will provide a scanned copy of your official passport and/or national identification card.

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume

In this section, you will submit a CV/Resume of no more than 5 single-spaced pages, in 12-point Times New Roman font, which provides the following information:

  1. Education. List in reverse chronological order all education above the secondary school level, including relevant training and professional courses. Indicate institutions’ names, locations, dates attended, degrees awarded, and fields of specialization.
  2. Professional/Occupational Experience. List in reverse chronological order all major jobs held. Indicate job titles and/or descriptions, employers, locations, and dates.
  3. Honors. Indicate, with dates, any fellowships, grants, and professional honors or awards received.
  4. Major Publications. List only major publications authored or edited, using full bibliographical references. The list may include online outputs in reputable outlets. Provide English translations for all foreign titles.


  1. Personal Statement

In this section, you will submit no more than 1,000 words, in 12-point Times New Roman font, which describe your unique qualifications and experiences that would make you successful in this fellowship. In addition, you will highlight your career plans and how the fellowship opportunity with the RESOLVE Network would contribute to your professional goals.


  1. Letters of Reference

Please provide letters from at least two recommenders who have knowledge of your educational, professional, and/or research experience and can speak to your leadership potential. Recommenders should not be related to you and should have direct and recent knowledge of your qualifications, activities, and character.

These letters must include the recommender’s email and telephone number and be submitted by the recommender directly on the applicant’s behalf by the application deadline. The submission will be made to with the subject line, [Applicant Last name, Applicant First Name]-RESOLVE Network [Priority Country] Fellow Reference-2017. The applicant is responsible for making sure all of their recommenders submit their letters according to these directions and on time. Please do not write to RESOLVE Network staff to ask about your letters or to ask staff to contact your recommenders on your behalf.


  1. Statement of Interest

In this section, you will submit no more than 1,000 words, in 12-point Times New Roman font, which detail your understanding of violent extremism, political violence, and violent social movements, globally as well as within the country of focus specifically. You will also present your perspectives on the role research plays in understanding these types of violence and why you are interested in researching these issues.


If you have additional questions or would like further information about the fellowship program, please contact