Published On: Tue, Sep 24th, 2013

Central Asia and Afghanistan Research Fellowship (CAARF)

Deadline- 15 October 2013

The University of Central Asia (UCA) has announced Central Asia and AfghanistanResearch Fellowship (CAARF) Program. The purpose of this program is to focus on on learning from and informing sustainable development in mountain areas.

Areas of Research-

  • Environmental change and natural resource governance
  • On-farm livelihoods
  • Off-farm livelihoods
  • The economic, social and environmental impacts of large-scale mountain development


The Central Asia and Afghanistan Research Fund (CAARF) provides substantial financial, technical and mentorship support to selectedfellows. Awards of research grants of USD 5,000-20,000 will be made to the selected social and natural science scholars.

Required Documents-

  • An online application form
  • A current CV
  • A personal statement detailing the applicant’s ambitions and purposes
  • A research proposal
  • A one-page budget appendix

Eligibility & Criteria-

  • The Fellowship is open to nationals of Afghanistan and nationals and residents of Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic.
  • Applicants must hold a postgraduate degree. Those with an MA or MSc (completed no longer than 10 years before) may also be considered if they can demonstrate the capacity for independent research and are either in their final stage of a PhD or are organising their PhD research (or aspirantura). A doctorate or a local equivalent (kandidat nauk) is highly desired.
  • Researchers from all disciplinary fields are welcome to apply, but research must be focused on the thematic and geographic areas specified above.
  • Candidates are expected to be proficient in English (preferred) and/or Russian and will be expected to write and publish an academic article of high quality in either of these languages as the main output of their fellowship. Research proposals in Russian will be considered. Such proposals must include an abstract in English.

For more information, visit this link

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