Center for Policy Studies
International Policy Fellowships
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MENTOR CRITIQUE FORM 1
Your thoughtful and honest appraisal will be most helpful. We appreciate your input and will try to implement as many of your ideas as possible. Continue comments on the back if necessary.
The IPF program pairs each Fellow with one or two mentors who are Soros foundations network-affiliated (usually Open Society Institute and Central European University), as well as one ‘external’ mentor who is an expert in the field working outside the Soros foundations network. Mentors should: 1) Work with Fellows to devise a brief policy paper in their field(s) of expertise based on a lengthy research paper written over the course of the fellowship year, 2) Maintain contact with Fellows at least once every six weeks or so by telephone, fax or e-mail to discuss the development of projects, 3) If feasible, meet with Fellows at least once during the fellowship year to discuss the project, 4) Facilitate Fellows’ contact with other relevant experts and participation in appropriate meetings (IPF has discretionary funds to support Fellow attendance at relevant events), 5) Complete brief mid-term and final critique forms supplied by IPF to provide the program with feedback regarding the Fellow’s progress.
Your name, position ZSOLT SZILAGYI, MP
Name of Fellow you have assisted GEORGINA SZILAGYI
I have gained more specific insights of the issues related to cross border labour migration and I certainly benefited from our joint efforts to integrate the available information into the framework of political analysis. I hope that in the future our cooperation will continue, as the project itself will enter a new stage, becoming centred on very specific practical-political issues.
I think that the Fellow already did a valuable work, which needs to be continued. In order to increase the efficiency of her work she needs to further develop her analysis and have further contacts with representatives of the main stakeholders. For this purpose, it would be useful to set up a regional international working group in order to devise very specific policy solutions to particular aspects of cross border co-operation in the field of labour markets.
3. In your opinion, does your Fellow’s project make a significant contribution to the field?
4. Would the project be important to other countries in the CEE/fSU region?
5. Could the proposed policy research make an impact on the policy environment in specific countries or regions? (Policy makers, experts and policy research community)
6. Is the timetable for the project realistic?
7. Could the project benefit a large number of people?
8. Does the Fellow show evidence that he/she can think strategically about the relevant project and/or field?
9. If the Fellow were to re-apply for continued OSI funding for follow-up work associated with the project, would you support continued funding?
10. Are there other appropriate funders that may support the project?
There might be international donors such as the European Union, but I don’t know any program specifically supporting this kind of policy research.
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