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CFA- Visiting Research Fellow, Social Research Center, AUCA, Bishkek

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CFA- 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
Host institution: Social Research Center at American University of Central
Asia (

Period: From 2 months to 1 year

The Social Research Center (SRC) at American University of Central
Asia (AUCA) is pleased to offer interested scholars (PhD students and
post-doctoral fellows only) 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 governmental agencies in

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:
- Migration: The impacts of external and internal migration on economic and
social development (Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian countries)
- Corruption (Kyrgyzstan)
- Islam: political and social aspects (Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian
- Development of civil society organization in Kyrgyzstan

Interested scholars should:
- 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 "Research Fellowship" section

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

Ms. Ainura Asamidinova
Project Coordinator
Social Research Center
American University of Central Asia
205 Abdumomunov Street ,
Bishkek , Kyrgyzstan , 720040
or apply by e-mail:

Please note that your application will be considered by the SRC within 2-3

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 of Central
Asia, please refer to:

- For further inquires or information on your application status, please
contact Ms. Ainura Asamidinova at:

The SRC provides the following logistical support:
- assistance in arranging visas
- support in finding accommodation in Bishkek
- support in arranging airport pick-ups.

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

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