We run regular fellowship programmes for exceptional individuals from 12 countries across Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia who are working in the field of climate and sustainability, governance and justice, or equality, diversity and inclusion.
Our 6-month hybrid programmes consist of monthly online discussions and workshops followed by a residential programme in the UK. They are built around three pillars – unique insight into UK institutions, personalised professional meetings and leadership skills development – which together offer both a broad picture and an individual focus.
Fellows become part of the John Smith Trust’s collaborative community for life.
If you’re interested in applying, please take a look at our FAQs.
The Rt Hon John Smith QC MP was an outstanding politician of his generation who was deeply committed to building fairer, more sustainable and inclusive societies. We work tirelessly to keep his legacy alive.
"The Fellows network shaped my research and my thinking. The relationships are priceless."Ilhomjon Aliev, Central Asia, 2018