Submit Proposals for SIPRI’s “Life in Kyrgyzstan” Conference!

Deadline: 15 June 2017

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is pleased to announce the third annual “Life in Kyrgyzstan” Conference to take place in Bishkek on 12–13 October 2017.

The conference is organized by the Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), International Security and Development Center (ISDC), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The two-day conference will bring together national and international experts from government and the public sector, development agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia and research institutions, and media to exchange knowledge and experiences on recent socio-economic developments in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia, and to promote evidence-based policy making.

Research Topics

  • Poverty and inequality
  • Employment and labour markets
  • Migration and remittances
  • Entrepreneurship and informality
  • Gender, children and intra-household decision making
  • Education and health outcomes
  • Nutrition and food security
  • Rural livelihoods and agricultural market access
  • Home gardens and rural coping strategies
  • Value chains and export orientation
  • Public service delivery and decentralization
  • Impacts of trade and integration reforms
  • Social capital and social cohesion
  • Peacebuilding, trust and expectations
  • Micro-level data quality, survey methodology and panel data collection
  • Methods of rigorous impact evaluation
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Climate change and its impact

Eligibility Criteria

  • SIPRI invites the submission of proposals for entire sessions or for individual research papers studying various aspects of socio-economic development in Kyrgyzstan or Central Asia.
  • Researchers to present other micro- and macroeconomic studies with relevant topics of research are encouraged.
  • Encouraging PhD students and postdoctoral researchers to apply to participate in the conference and use this opportunity to receive feedback from senior researchers.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit SIPRI.

Maurice & Phyllis Paykel Trust: Inviting Applications for Project & Equipment Grants

BBC Children in Need: Inviting Charities & Not-For-Profit Organisations for Small Grants Programme

Call for Applications: 2018 Emerald African Management Research Fund Award

Submit Applications for Turkey Land Cove Foundation’s Grant Program!

Social Innovation Fund: Seeking Applications for Equality Fund

EU Call for Proposals: Development of Innovative, Integrated Youth Services and Active Inclusion Models

USAID: Seeking Applications for Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (CEP-NTD) Program

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of PRM:  Inviting Applicants for 2019 Reception and Placement (R&P) Program

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL: Support for Colombian Judicial Education

Submit Applications for the 27th edition of the Sur International Journal on Human Rights!

The Zambia Society Trust: Seeking Applications for Education Grants

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL: Inviting Kosovo NGOs for Access to Justice Program

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of PRM: 2018 Tibetan Refugees in India and Nepal Program

Applications Open for Fulbright-Hovnanian Grant!

Nordic Culture Fund: Supporting Art and Culture Projects

WorldWise Global Schools: 2018 Development Education Grant Program

Lyford Cay Foundations Grants: Community Building through Transformative Learning

New Earth Foundation: Inviting LOIs for Enhancing Life & Brightening Future in the U.S.

Open Technology Fund: Seeking Applications for Internet Freedom Fund

British Embassy Rangoon: Seeking Applications for FCO Programme Funds in Burma

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of ECA:  Seeking Applications for 2018 TechGirls Central Asia Program

Frame’s Project Grant for Contemporary Art Organisations to Exhibit Work by Finnish Artists Abroad

Frame: Offering Project Grant to Organisations to Participate in Art Fairs Abroad

Frame’s Project Grant for an International Art Publication: Promoting International Career Development of Finnish Artists