Junior Fellowship Program

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.

Otar Jintcharadze

Otar Jintcharadze holds a master’s degree of politics and international relations of the Ilia State University. He also received a bachelor’s degree ininternational relations from the same university. As an undergraduate student he participated in the Erasmus+ exchange program of international relations at Kodolányi János University in Budapest. Prior to being a fellow at CRRC Georgia, Otar has gained direct experience in the Department of Georgian Tourism Administration and the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. He also received the title of “Best Delegate” in a simulation of the “LEAP” project organized by the European Union in Kosovo. Otar’s primary research interest includes observing Russian and EU activities in post-Soviet countries.

Nino Anchabadze

Nino Anchabadze holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tbilisi State University. Before joining CRRC-Georgia’s fellowship program, during her university studies, she conducted both qualitative and quantitative research, one of which projects was published in the student scientific journal, “Psychology and Educational Sciences“. Additionally, she volunteered in the international research project, “Religiosity, Spirituality, and Beliefs Justifying War”. Her research interests include topics within social psychology.

Teimuraz Kobakhidze

Teimuraz Kobakhidze holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the Free University of Tbilisi. Teimuraz also has the role of a “research lead” in the “27+1” EU promotion campaign, and has organized several events within the framework of the campaign. His research interests include democracy, propaganda, Chinese politics and international security. His bachelor’s thesis focused on China’s foreign policy during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Kristine Jinchveleishvili

Kristine Jinchveleishvili holds a Master degree in Diplomacy and International Politics from the Tbilisi State University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the same university. As a beneficiary of the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility program, she has also studied in France, at the Catholic University of Lille. Prior to joining CRRC-Georgia’s Junior Fellowship Program, she activly participated in scientific conferences and worked on multiple research projects related to international relations. Her research interests include democratisation, security challenges and Euro-Atlantic integration.

Nutsa Metskhvarishvili

Nutsa Metskhvarishvili holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the Caucasus University. Prior to joining CRRC-Georgia, she has worked at the research company ACT both as a telephone interviewer and as a transcriber. The projects she worked on included market research, satisfaction studies, and more. During her university years, Nutsa was involved in a number of research projects. Her research interests are related to employment and labor safety.

Nino Topchishvili

Nino Topchishvili holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the Tbilisi State University. Before her fellowship at CRRC-Georgia, she was an intern at the analytical department of the Teachers National Development Center. During her time at the university, she conducted a number of studies, mostly qualitative. Her research interests include social stratification, economic and social inequality, migration, urban development, and sociology of labor. Her bachelor’s thesis focused on issues of labor sociology.

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.