Junior Fellowship

CRRC-Georgia's Junior Fellowship Program (JFP)

The CRRC-Georgia Junior Fellowship Program (JFP), launched in 2009, is a 5-9 month program offering extensive work experience and training to selected fellows. It is a unique opportunity for social science-oriented youth looking to gain skill sets that are largely missing in Georgia, such as the ability to analyze complex issues quickly and comprehensively, proficiency in essential computer programs (including statistical programs), and the opportunity to work with extraordinarily experienced and committed colleagues and superiors. Junior Research Fellows are required to contribute to complex research projects on issues that are important to Georgia's future, write analytical policy papers, be active team members, and work hard.


Mariam Mamatsashvili

Mariam Mamatsashvili holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, with minor in Psychology (GPA: 3.7) and Master’s degree in Education Sciences (GPA: 4.0) from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

Before joining the Junior Fellowship Program at CRRC-Georgia, Mariam worked as an intern at the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia and the Tbilisi State University. Her research interests are related to the educational as well as cultural processes.

Avto Dolidze

Avto Dolidze holds a BA and an MA in Sociology from Tbilisi State University. Prior to joining CRRC-Georgia he was a member of the research organization “We Research” and project assistant and researcher at DVV International Georgia Country Office. He has worked on: gender research, media monitoring, market research, needs and satisfaction studies in projects for organizations. His research interests are related to culture, Europeanization and urbanization.

Davit Lursmanashvili

Davit holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the International Black Sea University. He has participated in Erasmus Mundus and Future Leaders Exchange programs in the Netherlands and USA. He has worked as an intern in the PR department at his university, as well as an English-speaking tour guide.

His research interests include extremism and extremist movements in Europe and Georgia, effects of religion on social development, and democratization processes in Caucasus.