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.


Eka Jikidze

Eka Jikidze holds a Master’s degree in Psychological Anthropology from the Tbilisi State University. She earned her B.A. in psychology from the same university. Prior to joining CRRC-Georgia as a Junior Fellow, she worked as a researcher in the field of education.

Her research interests include various cultural and social research topics.

Natia Liluashvili

Natia Liluashvili holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Tbilisi State University. She also holds a Master's degree in Public Administration  from the same university. 

Prior to joining CRRC-Georgia, Natia was actively involved in various research projects at the Tbilisi State University and non-governmental organizations. Research topics of those projects mainly focused on the engagement of women and young people in political processes, and electoral behavior. 

Her research interests include gender, environmental and cultural issues.

Melor Shengelia

Melor Shengelia earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Currently he is pursuing a Master’s degree in Sociology at the Tbilisi State University. He has worked on various academic research projects.

His research interests include public policy issues, media and healthcare.