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PROG. INFO.- Visiting Research Fellow, Social Research Center, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek

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PROG. INFO.- Visiting Research Fellow, Social Research Center, AUCA, Bishkek

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Visiting Research Fellow, Social Research Center, American University of
Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Position: Visiting Research Fellow

Place: Social Research Center at American University-Central Asia

Period: From 2 months to 1 year

The Social Research Center (SRC) at American University - Central Asia
(AUCA) is pleased to offer interested foreign scholars (PhD students
and post-doctoral fellows) the opportunity to conduct research within
the framework of its Visiting Research Fellowship Program at our
Bishkek-based research center in Kyrgyzstan. The SRC is an integral
part of AUCA, with the mission to promote long-term development of the
principles and practice of democracy, rule of law, and social equality
in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia through carrying out research and
policy analysis.

Advantages and opportunities of the Foreign Research Fellowship
Program at the SRC:

* Ideal surroundings : work and conduct research at one of the
leading universities in Central Asia, recognized internationally as a
university based on the American liberal arts tradition of free and
critical inquiry.
* Beneficial support: benefit from interaction with the AUCA faculty
members, local/foreign scholars and students.
* Valuable networking: use our networking capacities to establish
contacts with local research institutions, universities, local
scholars, non-governmental organizations and many governmental
agencies in Kyrgyzstan.
* Perfect working conditions: The SRC will provide a study/work
space, access to Internet, computers, printing, copying, faxing, and
the university library resources.

Research Areas:

The SRC is broadly interested in the political and social development
of Kyrgyzstan, with a particular focus on the following areas:
1) Migration: The impacts of external and internal migration on
economic and social development (Kyrgyzstan and other Central
Asian countries)
2) Corruption (Kyrgyzstan)
3) Islam: political and social aspects (Kyrgyzstan and other Central
Asian countries)
4) Development of non-governmental organizations in Kyrgyzstan
5) Security cooperation in Central Asia

Interested scholars should
* Preferably be PhD students or post-doctoral fellows.
* Offer a research project related to the research interests of SRC.
* Be willing to submit two research papers per semester (four months)

Period:From one month to one year
Number of Fellowships: SRC can host five Research Fellows at a time.

How to apply
* Fill out the application form posted on the "Vacancies" section at

* Send the filled out application form, your CV, and any other information
related to your application to:

Alexander Pugachev
Research Projects Officer
Social Research Center
American University - Central Asia
205 Abdumomunov Street
Bishkek 720040, Kyrgyzstan
or apply by e-mail:

* Please note that your application will be considered by the SRC within 3-4

For further information
* If you are interested in finding out more information about current and
previous activities of the SRC, please refer to our website:

* If you would like to find out more about American University - Central
Asia, please refer to:

* For further inquires or information on your application status, please
contact Alexander Pugachev at:

Logistical support The SRC will provide
* assistance in arranging visas
* support in finding accommodation in Bishkek.

Unfortunately, the SRC does not have the ability to cover
* travel, accommodation, health insurance or any other related expenses.

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