Donors and Partners

Become a Partner and support our activity

The Academy seeks to establish cooperation with states, international organizations, public and private business entities, associations and other donors which can contribute to our successful activity. We are happy to offer relationships through Memorandums of Understanding, Letters of Intent, Agreements on Cooperation and etc. Contributions will support Academy’s core programmes and initiatives and could be made in the form of grants, donations, scholarships, or other means. If you are interested in becoming a partner and support the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and its activities, please send us an email to: to receive any necessary information.

Our donors

Since its inception the Academy has received funding from 19 OSCE participating States, and in-kind contribution from four other State partners. All donors of the Academy have demonstrated high level of dedication to the mission of the Academy and engagement with the actual activities undertaken by the Academy. Below are the OSCE participating states that have supported the Academy: 


Since 2013 the OSCE Academy is a Member of the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions. Founded in 2013, the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions is an autonomous OSCE-related track II initiative. It is neither an OSCE structure nor subordinated to the OSCE or its participating States. The network's members are research institutions from across the OSCE area that are engaged in academic research and policy analysis on issues relevant to the OSCE’s security agenda. The network provides expertise, stimulates discussion and raises awareness of the OSCE. The network is likewise used for the exchange of expertise and the coordination of activities between its members. It regularly opens calls for applications to seek funding for research projects with relevance to questions and topics concerning the three dimensions of the OSCE.

Institutional Partners

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek maintains productive partner relations with a number of international and regional institutes. The partnerships cover various areas, including joint research and teaching activities, conferences as well as large-scale programmatic activities.

The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) has been one of the key donors and partners of the Academy since 2010. The Norwegian government has supported the partnership through a large  grant  to launch a new MA Programme in Economic Governance and Development as well as to support  teaching,  student internships, the Alumni Network, conferences and so on. The staff and researchers of NUPI regularly conduct teaching modules at both graduate programs of the Academy, while about five current students of the Academy and two alumni spend productive research-oriented internships at NUPI in Oslo as well as several other European institutions every year thanks to the Academy's partnership with NUPI. The Geneva Centre for Security Policy is a long-term committed partner of the OSCE Academy in supporting research  profile of the Academy as well as contributing to student learning and research. The GCSP is a key partner of the annual  Central Asian Security Seminar that the Academy has been hosting every September since 2008. Every year several  current  students of the Academy have internship at the GCSP, while one graduate receives a full scholarship to study at  Master of    Advanced Studies in International and European Security (MAS Programme).


There is a number of institutes that the OSCE Academy works with on delivering special courses and modules for students and/or for professional trainings.

The Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (MGIMO) is a new partner for faculty exchange in the field of economics, law, security policy and international relations; providing internship opportunities for students of the OSCE Academy; supporting implementation of joint research projects, exchange of information, scientific publications and experience, including participation in scientific conferences, seminars and symposiums.

The Riga Graduate School of Law is a new partner to develop long-term institutional ties that allow for student exchange using Erasmus+ funding opportunities and to engage into establishing contacts between faculty as well as into mutual educational capacity support

The PROVIDUS - Centre for Public Policy is a new partner that promotes support to educational and professional initiatives of the Academy.

Academy of Dialogue (Tajikistan) is the key partner in implementation of Oral History of Tajikistan project, as well as various research initiatives.

The Deutsche Welle Akademie has been partnering with the OSCE Academy in co-organization of annual Central Asian School of Journalism since 2010. The DWA provides qualified trainers for the modules on TV, radio and electronic media.

The Center for Policy Studies (PIR Center) in Russia has provided teaching modules on nuclear disarmament and hosted several students of the Academy as interns.

The Herbert C. Kelman Institute for Interactive Conflict Transformation, Austria, has conducted trainings on conflict prevention since 2004.

The National Institute for Strategic Studies (NISI) under the Government of Kyrgyzstan is a good example of local partners of the OSCE Academy. NISI has partnered with the Academy in organization of public policy trainings for civil servants of the various offices/units of the government of Kyrgyzstan.

The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies has been supporting the organization of the regional security seminar at the OSCE Academy since 2010.

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Sweden had been another long-time partner in conducting human rights training for your professionals of Central Asia.

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is a partner of the Academy that provided experts for teaching modules at the OSCE Academy.

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