The Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Congressional Fellowship is a non-partisan, non-residential fellowship program that connects congressional staff members from the US House and Senate with Atlantic Council fellows and leading experts. Through the eleven-month fellowship, fellows will be invited to a series of six off-the-record roundtables led by experts to discuss critical issues connected to the region, including but not limited to:

  • Russia’s war against Ukraine
  • Russian foreign policy
  • Hybrid Kremlin aggression
  • US-Ukraine relations
  • NATO-Russia relations
  • Regional politics of Central Asia and the Caucasus
  • Great power competition
  • Energy security

The program will give fellows access to Atlantic Council experts for briefings, background meetings, and access to select Eurasia Center events. Fellows also receive a short and comprehensive monthly regional briefer. The fellowship includes a capstone study trip to Ukraine or nearby countries where staff have meetings with senior representatives from the government, opposition, civil society, and the private sector.


The Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Congressional Fellowship Program aims to educate Congressional staff on current events in the Eurasia region and engage staff with the Council’s latest research. The program connects Congressional fellows with our larger community, which includes leading experts on Ukraine, Russia, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus.

The application for the 2024 cohort is open. Applications close at midnight ET on Friday, February 16, 2024, and must be submitted through our portal to be considered. For general inquires about the program, please reach out to Shelby Magid.

past capstone trips

The Eurasia Center’s mission is to promote policies that strengthen stability, democratic values, and prosperity in Eurasia, from Eastern Europe in the West to the Caucasus, Russia, and Central Asia in the East.