American University of Central Asia - AUCA - Student Initiative Development Program

Student Initiative Development Program (SIDP)

The purpose of SIDP is to develop leadership potential and professional skills among students, supporting them in the implementation of their civic engagement initiatives through consultation, individual mentorship, different trainings, and workshops. 

SIDP aims at the development of Civic Engagement Culture and increase of Sense of Agency among AUCA students, since as future leaders of the region, they will have to deal with complex social problems.

Whether you have a project idea and want to start, or do not have any ideas at all, but still would love to do a project, come to SIDP to get various help! You can brainstorm right at the meeting, consult about your ideas, implementation plans, and get personal mentorship! To save your time, before you come, make sure to schedule your meeting, since other students might come at the same time as you do.

If you would like to implement a social, environmental or even social entrepreneurship project, you are more than welcome to apply for a small grant!

In order to apply:

1. Download application form here + Budget Template here;
2. Once you are ready with the application form, please send it to;
3. You will get an email with an invitation for an interview.

SIDP will provide funding for most promising, interesting, and well-thought projects! The preference is given to long terms projects.

SIDP takes an active approach in teaching leadership and management skills! Besides different trainings and seminars, you must have small projects to practice the information you learned. This is how you learn! Practice and mistakes make perfect!





American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

Tel.: +996 (312) 915000 + Еxt.
Fax: +996 (312) 915 028