The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a public foundation, established in 2002 between the Kyrgyz Government and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The OSCE Academy promotes principles and values of the OSCE through post-graduate education, professional trainings and intellectual exchange. Moreover, the Academy hosts several Associate Research Fellows, publishes articles, policy briefs, and research papers on questions relevant to the Academy’s mission, and seeks continuously to strengthen its research capacity.
The aim of the scholarships is to help increase the research capacity and research output of the OSCE Academy. To this end the Scholarship holder is asked to propose a topic in line with the overall mission in academia and education that guide the Academy’s various activities. It is furthermore desired that the Scholarship holder takes active part in ongoing projects and contributes to events at the Academy if they fall in line with the Scholarship holder’s area of expertise.
The research scholarship programme is possible in 2019 academic year through funding of Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).