The Institute of Political Studies “Sami Frashëri” in Tirana, in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Studies (CNS) in Sarajevo, successfully conducted the second training session of their Research Coaching program. Held at the Academy of Sciences, the session focused on Research Methods in the social sciences and humanities, led by Dr. Mentor Beqa.

Training Highlights:

  • Expert Guidance: Participants received in-depth training on research methodologies from Dr. Mentor Beqa, enriching their understanding and application of scientific research techniques.
  • Project Presentations: The session featured presentations by participants on their individual research projects, reflecting on insights and learnings from the first training conducted by Prof. Jeton Mehmeti.
  • Personalized Research Topics: Each participant, under the guidance of their coaches, embarked on researching a specific topic of their choice, marking a critical step in their academic development.

Program Overview:

This training is part of a comprehensive program designed to enhance the research capabilities of young scholars in the Balkans. By providing targeted training and mentorship, the program aims to contribute to the development of a vibrant scientific community in the region, fostering innovation and critical thinking in social sciences and humanities research.

Impact and Future Outlook:

The Research Coaching program represents a pivotal initiative by ISP “Sami Frashëri” and CNS to support emerging scholars in their academic pursuits. Through sessions like these, participants are equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to conduct meaningful research, potentially leading to significant contributions to their respective fields.

The program not only aims to improve research skills but also to cultivate a culture of scholarly excellence and collaborative learning among young researchers in Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and beyond.

Sami Frasheri Institute
Rruga Pjeter Budi,
Qyteti Studenti, Tiranë

The Institute of Political Studies “Sami Frashëri” has officially commenced its 2022-2023 Research Training Program, designed to hone the research skills of selected young scholars across Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, and North Macedonia. The two-day training session, supported by the Center for Advanced Studies, featured Professor Jeton Mehmeti guiding participants through the entire lifecycle of a scientific research project—from the inception of the idea to the submission of the proposal.

Program Highlights:

  • Expert Guidance: Participants received training from Professor Jeton Mehmeti, who covered the comprehensive cycle of scientific research project development.
  • Objectives: The primary goals of this program are to improve the research abilities of young scholars and to foster the development of a robust scientific research culture in the region.
  • Target Audience: The call was open to young researchers who have completed their Master’s degrees, are currently engaged in Doctoral studies, or are in the early post-doctoral phase, aiming to refine or advance their methodological skills in scientific research.

Program Offerings:

  • Mentorship: Selected participants will be mentored through the research process by a team of professionals until the completion of their proposed works.
  • Publication Opportunity: Academic articles produced under this program will be published based on academic merit in scientific journals and on the websites of the organizing institutions.
  • Stipend: Each chosen participant will receive a stipend of 600 Euros as a reward for their dedication and work throughout the research process.

Impact and Future Prospects:

The Research Training Program by ISP “Sami Frashëri” represents a significant step towards enriching the academic landscape in the Balkans. By equipping young scholars with advanced research skills and providing a platform for their work to be recognized and disseminated, the program aims to contribute to the scientific community’s growth and the development of a healthy research culture in the region.

This initiative underscores the Institute’s commitment to academic excellence and its support for emerging scholars in political studies and related fields. As participants embark on their research journeys, the knowledge and experience gained through this program are expected to have a lasting impact on their careers and the broader academic community.

For more information on the program and future calls for applications, interested parties are encouraged to visit the Institute of Political Studies “Sami Frashëri” and the Center for Advanced Studies’ official websites.