We publish the answers to the most frequent questions received from the potential applicants of the 2022 EaP Civil Society Fellowship Call for Applications. Please see the questions and answers below or download the pdf-file with 2022 Fellowship FAQs.
Questions on eligibility issues
Question 1: Is there an age limitation for the EaP Civil Society Fellowship programme?
Answer: Applicants needs to be at least 18 years’ old or older to apply for the Fellowship. There are no other age restrictions.
Question 2: What is the overall score of IELTS acceptable for this programme?
Answer: The Fellowship programme requires applicants to have a minimum B1 level of English, as defined according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This is approximately level 5.0 on IELTS.
Question 3: Is a certificate of English language proficiency required to participate in the Programme?
Answer: As stated in the Guidelines for the Fellowship you should have a good working level of English, as well as have appropriate language skills for the chosen location of the proposed action. Proof of the level of English may include one or more of the following:
- certification from an internationally recognized English language testing organization (eg. IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson, Trinity College);
- proof that you have studied at degree level using English as the language of tuition;
- personal recommendation letter, with reference contact details, from an employer, university, or international organization.
Question 4: Which countries are targeted for the 2022 Fellowship Programme?
Answer: The Civil Society Fellowship programme is open to citizens of all six Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
Question 5: Can I apply for both Fellowships (Community Engagement and Civic Digital)?
Answer: No. You can only make one application to the Fellowship programme, so you need to choose either Community Engagement or Civic Digital. If you need any further guidance on which one is suitable for you, please email your questions to [email protected]
Question 6: Can I submit my Fellowship Concept Note through other channels other than my submission through the EaP Civil Society Facility project web site?
Question 7: Is it possible to apply for a Fellowship as an organisation?
Answer: No. The Civil Society Fellowships are for individuals not organisations, however during the Fellowship you may be assisted by a partner organisation
Questions on the application process
Question 8: Can I fill an offline form to apply for the fellowship?
Question 9: Can I log in without registering my data on the website?
Answer: Information about the Fellowships opportunities and how to apply is available across our social media, but to make the first stage of the application you must log in at https://eapcivilsociety.eu/fellowship2022. You must create your own username and password.
Question 10: While registering on the website, what should be my username – my name or my nickname?
Answer: Please register with your name and surname (no nicknames).
Question 11: How long should my response be?
Answer: Different sections have different character limits (these vary between 250 – 750 characters). Please follow the advised limits carefully.
Question 12: If not selected, can I delete registration form from the online platform?
Answer: Once the Concept Note is completed and submitted, it cannot be deleted. However, you will be able to make a new application at the next Call in 2023 if your application for the 2022 Call is not successful.
Question 13: What are the priority themes for the 2022 Fellowship Call?
Question 14: I filled out an online application form, but the platform did not require any specific documents, such as CV, is there any specific list of documents I have to add?
Answer: During the registration process, you will need to upload your latest CV. After submission of your Fellowship Concept Note, you will receive the confirmation email. Applicants with Concept Notes which meet the required evaluation criteria will be invited to make a Full Application later. Please read the Guidelines to familiarize yourself with the applications stages.