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Research Fellows

Position: Visiting Research Fellow

Host institution: Social Research Center at American University of Central Asia (www.src.auca.kg)

Period: From 1 month 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 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 Fellows Program at the SRC:

• Ideal surroundings: work and conduct research at one of the leading universities in Central Asia, internationally recognized as a university based on the American liberal arts tradition of free and critical inquiry.

• Interaction with AUCA faculty/students: 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 Kyrgyzstan.

• Good working conditions: SRC will provide access to Internet, computers, printing, copying, faxing, and the university library resources.

• Opportunity to present research findings at SRC’s Research Seminars and get feedback from professionals.

• Logistical assistance: The SRC staff will help with finding a Research Assistant, if needed, arranging Kyrgyz visa, finding accommodation in Bishkek and arranging airport pick-up/delivery.

Research Areas:

The SRC is broadly interested in topics of political and social development in Kyrgyzstan as well as Central Asia, with a particular focus on the following areas:

• Migration: The impacts of external and internal migration on economic and social development
• Islam: political and social aspects
• Development of civil society in Kyrgyzstan
• Corruption (Kyrgyzstan)

Interested scholars should

• Be PhD students or post-doctoral fellows
• Offer a research project related to the research interests of the SRC
• Be willing to submit a research paper every 1-2 months of fellowship at SRC.

From one month to one year.

Number of Fellowships:
SRC can host up to five Research Fellows at a time.

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