26.03.2024 (Обновлено: 28.03.2024 09:03)

A.A. Gromyko Competition for Young CIS International Relations Specialists started to accept entries

The competition is organized by the A.A. Gromyko Association of Foreign Policy Studies, MGIMO of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, the Academy of Management under the President of the Republic of Belarus and the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences with the support of the Standing Committee of the Union State, the Eurasian Economic Commission and the CIS Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation. 

The competition is open for students and graduates of higher education institutions, postgraduates, scientists, teachers, journalists, analysts, business specialists, representatives of civil society organizations, diplomats from the CIS Participating States under the age of 40. Application deadline is May 13, 2024, 23:59.

The competition has the following nominations:

- Main nomination – scientific articles of postgraduates, scientists, teachers, analysts and diplomats under the age of 40 as of August 1, 2024;

- Debut nomination – scientific articles of students and graduates of higher education institutions under the age of 30 as of August 1, 2024;

- Essay Competition nomination – journalistic essays of students and graduates of higher education institutions under the age of 30 as of August 1, 2024. 

The competition accepts original unpublished scientific articles and analytical notes written independently by one or several authors (no more than 30,000 characters) and devoted to the following research topics:

- prospects for integration projects in the post-Soviet space: the Union State of Belarus and Russia, the EAEU, the CIS and the CSTO;

- contours of the new world order: challenges and opportunities for Russia and CIS countries;

- science diplomacy as a resource for establishing Greater Eurasia;

- "total sanctions war": legal status, consequences and counteraction methods;

- the role and place of Central Asia and Transcaucasia in the Eurasian integration;

- conflict threats and tools for strengthening security in Eurasia;

- diplomatic legacy of A. A. Gromyko;

- the Great Patriotic War and the Second World War: the problem of preserving historical memory and combating falsification of history;

- the United Nations’ role, its past and future in the system of international relations.

The competition is interdisciplinary. Entries covering the declared topics in the field of political science, economics, sociology, history, law and philosophy are accepted for participation.

The competition also accepts entries falling into a special nomination for journalistic essays on the following topics:

- A new redivision of the world: war of civilizations or balance of macro-regions?;

- "Culture wars": how does the struggle to reshape human identity affect world politics?


- articles of the winners in the main nomination will be published in leading scientific journals (including those included in the list of the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles);

The entries of all competition finalists will be published in a collection of scientific articles;

- at least 50 finalists will receive a grant to participate in the Finalists' Forum in Moscow in July 2024 and present their works, participate in unique workshops and rich cultural program;

- winners in the main nomination will receive valuable prizes: a laptop, tablet or smart phone. Winners in the debut nomination will receive a smart watch, a fitness bracelet or an external hard drive. Awards in special nominations are also provided according to the jury’s decision.

Following the debates during which the works will be defended at the Forum of Competition Finalists, the jury can award the winners with:

- a grant for research project, publication of a monograph or participation in a conference in Russia;

- a grant for advanced training in leading Russian universities, including MGIMO;

- a letter of recommendation for an internship in the Eurasian Economic Commission or at MGIMO.

To participate in the competition, send an application and entry via the e-form until May 13, 2024 inclusive through the competition’s official website:

Detailed information is available on the competition’s official website. You can contact the organizers at