Selected individuals will spend a year working as full-time research fellows in the Prime Minister's Office, benefiting from advanced training in writing skills, research methods and policy analysis, both in-house and through the Bahrain Institute of Public Administration.
Fellows will also benefit from the opportunity to interact with – and learn from – decision-makers at the highest levels of government. Following this, the fellows will return to their ministries where they will remain points of contact for the Prime Minister's Office.
The fellowship, which is open to all bilingual government employees with requisite degrees, forms a core pillar of HRH the Crown Prince and prime Minister’s initiative to improve national skills and support the Kingdom’s growing cadre of young government professionals.
Following a highly competitive selection process which adheres to the principles of equal opportunity, the first group of fellows began the inaugural programme in May 2015.