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Opportunity profile: Fellowships offer fast track to policy influence

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The Charlemagne Prize Academy links young researchers with European movers and shakers

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  • The scheme is open to researchers from any field, as long as the research proposal is relevant to Europe’s future
  • Research proposals should be geared towards outcomes that can be used in policymaking, rather than theoretical questions, and should have a distinct endpoint
  • Demonstrate your ability to work independently and include concrete plans for delivering the project over the year

For young researchers with lofty ambitions, winning a fellowship at the Charlemagne Prize Academy means they can rub shoulders with many of the great and good in European policymaking. The academy was set up as a compliment to the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen, a prestigious annual prize for work done for European unity.

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