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