American University of Central Asia - AUCA - CALL FOR PROPOSALS: CASI RESEARCH GRANTS

Call for proposals: CASI Research Grants

 

October 16, 2014

CASI grant requirements for AUCA faculty and students 

AUCA faculty

CASI provides modest fellowships to AUCA faculty (dependent on CASI’s own funding levels). These fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis and will require a series of commitments:

  1. Faculty wishing to obtain an award should apply to become CASI affiliated members. This requires an up-to-date CV (full list of publications and participation in any other externally funded projects included).
  2. Faculty awarded fellowships will be required to provide an overview of their research project at a CASI seminar that is open to both AUCA faculty and students, as well as to the larger scholarly community. Alternatively and if appropriate, they may give a guest lecture covering their project to a MACAS course (this will require the approval of the CASI director/MACAS head).
  3. Faculty awardees are obliged to suggest one speaker for CASI’s seminars or talks forums.
  4. Faculty awardees will also have to moderate the discussion at one of CASI’s seminars or talks forums, and perform all the functions that this entails – introducing the speaker, fielding questions, controlling the discussion, etc.
  5. Finally, faculty awardees will be required to submit a report once their research is completed, detailing their project and what they have achieved. 

In order to ensure compliance, CASI will disburse fellowship funding in installments, with further disbursements being contingent on fulfilling the requirements the Institute has set. It should also go without saying, that all other things being equal, CASI will favor those projects whose faculty are active participants in CASI’s various activities.

 AUCA senior students

Beyond funding AUCA faculty, CASI will also provide small fellowships for students completing their senior theses, so long as they relate to Central Asia. In order to apply for a CASI fellowship, senior students will need a short recommendation letter from their thesis supervisor. While CASI will provide funding, students’ monitoring once fellowships have been awarded will be carried out by their respective supervisors. Senior students will also be required to present the outcome of their research at a CASI seminar.

For both faculty and senior students

All presentations and publications based on research carried out with the support of a CASI grant should clearly acknowledge it, in oral or in written form. Indications on what this acknowledgement should read like will be provided later.

Applications for CASI research grants by AUCA faculty should include:

  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Research topic (1 page)
  • Research activities (how exactly the grant will be spent: fieldwork, library research, travel, data processing, other)
  • Major outcome (presentation at a conference, publication, other)
  • Tentative schedule of research activities
  • Tentative budget

Applications for CASI research grants by AUCA undergraduate seniors should include:

  • Research topic (1 page)
  • Research activities (how exactly the grant will be spent: fieldwork, library research, travel, data processing, other)
  • Tentative schedule of research activities
  • Tentative budget
  • Recommendation from thesis supervisor

Applications should be submitted electronically to casiaucakg@gmail.com by March 15, 2015. In the subject line it should be clearly indicated “CASI Research Grant_Application_Surname”.

Further inquiries can be addressed to: 

Svetlana Jacquesson, svetlanajacquesson@gmail.com

Christopher Baker, chrisbak@umail.iu.edu.

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