Alumni Travel Grants

The OSCE Academy Alumni Network, with support of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) offers travel grants to qualified OSCE Academy alumni to support their professional and academic development. The grants will help the OSCE Academy alumni attend the conferences, trainings worldwide or events for professional certification. Below are the key regulations on this grant as updated on March 13, 2014.

Eligibility

All OSCE Academy graduates, who have not receive this grant during last two year, are eligible to apply.

Grant procedure

The OSCE Academy has limited funds for travel grants for alumni. The current regulations rule that one grant is considered and awarded in each half of the year: the first grant in Jan-Jun and the second grant in Jul-Dec. The size of the grant may vary depending on expected costs, but the Academy recommends that the requests not to exceed 1000 EUR.

Timeline

Grant applications for the events to take place in the first half of the year are accepted starting January 1st. Grant applications for the events to take place in the second half of the year are accepted starting July 1st. This is a special note on events that have funding confirmation date and the actual event in different halves of the year. Besides these dates, there are no deadlines for applications. Each application received will be reviewed within 10 working days.

Approval process

Applications are reviewed by a selection committee that includes the OSCE Academy administration, staff and faculty from both MA programmes. The Committee has no obligation to approve the first received application, and has freedom to either recommend or not recommend the award. The committee makes a decision based on the merit of the planned event and the nature of participation of the applicant. Given that only one grant is allocated for each period, once an award is made, no more applications are considered for the same period.
Key criteria for the selection include the Committee’s judgment of
• Importance and relevance of the event to the academic and/or professional development of the applicant and
• Importance of the expected participation of the applicant in the event. For instance, expected presenter or discussants at a conference will be given priority over those who plan to attend an event just as a participant).

How to apply?

Applicants must fill out the application form (DOWNLOAD) and send it to: alumni@osce-academy.net. In addition to the form, the applicants must attach relevant information about the event they plan to take part in.

Past Recipients of Alumni Travel Grants

2012

Tulkinjon Umaraliev, Class of 2007. Grant for participation in the 2012 Milton A. Wolf Media and Diplomacy Seminar: Transitions Transformed: Ideas of Information and Democracy post 2011.

Erkinbek Kamalov, Class of 2005 who presented his paper " External view for the future of post 3.11 Japan" at the International Conference of International Peace Research Association 24-29 November, 2012

2013

Dildora Khamidova, Class of 2005 for participation in the conference "Rethinking Diversity - Challenges for Equality in Europe and New Responses", and attending the Working Group A "Minority as a Label: Going Beyond Minority Identity"  in Lithuania.

Ernist Turdubaev, Class of 2006 for the Professional Certification in Project Management

2014

Bobur Nazarmuhamedov, Class of 2011 for participation in the 2014 Mahathir Global Peace School "Interstate Diplomacy and Economic Justice for Global Peace and Conflict Resolution" in Kuala-Lumpur

Nazira Kozubekova, Class of 2011 for participation in the Fourth Annual ECMI Summer School “National Minorities and Border Regions organized by the  European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) in Germany

Erkinbek Kamalov, Class of 2005, for participation in the Peace and Conflict Transformation Course in Vietnam on 23 -30 November, 2014

Reina Artur kyzy, Class of 2013 for presenting paper "State peacebuilding intitiatives in Kyrgyzstan in the aftermath of the ethnic conflict: identity manipulation games" at the 3d International Conference on Humanity, Culture and Society, Las-Vegas, USA, December 17-18, 2014

2015

Abid Ahmad, Class of 2011 for paricipation in a Stratigic HR Management Workshop in Dubai on 11-13 May 2015

Elnura Omurkulova-Ozierska, Class of 2011 to present her paper on "Care Deficit: Labour Migrants of Kyrgyzstan and Children Left Behind" at the University of Palermo Summer School on "Migration, Human Rights and Development" in Italy on 25 June-18 July 2015

Leila Akhmetova, Class of 2012  to attend the Transparency International School on Integrity 2015 in Vilnus on 5-13 July 2015

2016

Akmaljon Abdullaev, Class of 2005, to participate and present paper based on his PhD work in the fifth regional conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) at Kazan Federal University on 2-4 June 2016.

Saltanat Mamytova, Class of 2014, for attending the course and receiving Logistics & Supply Chain Management Certificate accredited by AIPS USA at Laurels Institute Dubai on 5-8 November 2016 (http://www.laurelsinstitute.com/)

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