Dear friends and colleagues,
In May 2007, the Weidenfeld Institute for Strategic Dialogue (WISD) had the
pleasure of launching its Leadership Programme and Scholarship Scheme. The
Weidenfeld Scholarships offer exceptional postgraduate students and young
professionals primarily from Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia, North
Africa and the Middle East the opportunity to pursue graduate studies at
Oxford University and to participate in a comprehensive programme of
leadership development, with access to senior figures from the public and
Following an intensive selection process, the 2007-2008 Weidenfeld
Scholarships were awarded to seventeen extraordinary young people from
twelve countries including Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan
and Lebanon, in a wide range of subjects ranging from Law and Finance to
Environmental Management and Anthropology. The inaugural Weidenfeld Scholars
commenced their graduate studies at Oxford in October 2007.
The programme is expected to select up to 35 Scholars for the 2008-2009
academic year. In our efforts to promote the Weidenfeld Scholarships and to
widen the pool of candidates for 2008-2009, we are asking friends and
colleagues around the world to circulate the attached information to
relevant professional networks.
We also now have limited places available for early to mid-career
professionals in government and the civil service from the US, as well as
from Western Europe.
Enclosed please find additional information about eligibility and how to
apply for the programme. [attachment deleted, moderator of BAN]
Please keep in mind that the deadline for applications for academic year
2008-2009 to the Weidenfeld Scholarships (as well as to most Oxford
Departments) is January 18th, 2008.
Please feel free to contact Jordana at <mailto:JFriedman@...
or by telephone at +44 207 493 9333 should you
require any further information.
Thank you very much for your assistance in raising awareness about the
Co-ordinator, Weidenfeld Scholarships
Weidenfeld Institute for Strategic Dialogue
41 Dover Street, London, W1S 4NS, UK
Tel: +44 (0)207 493 9333
Fax: +44 (0)207 493 4909