SIPRI Summer School On Social Cohesion 2017 (Fully Funded) | Diplomacy Opportunities

SIPRI Summer School on Social Cohesion, Kyrgyzstan

SIPRI and the University of Central Asia (UCA) are pleased to invite applicants to a summer school on social cohesion in Kyrgyzstan. The summer school ‘Social Cohesion: Concept, Implementation and Impact Evaluation’ is a capacity-building activity for researchers, practitioners and policymakers in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia. It is organized as part of the ‘Social Cohesion through Community-based Development’ project implemented in Kyrgyzstan from 2014 to 2017 and funded by the World Bank and the Aga Khan Foundation. The project aims to identify, pilot and build capacity for social cohesion mechanisms in community-driven development approaches.

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Participation is free of charge for up to 20 successful applicants and will cover tuition, regional travel expenses based on reasonable and average air and bus ticket prices, return travel from Bishkek to Issyk-Kul, accommodation and food. Additional spaces are available for self-funded participants.

Participants are required to bring their own laptops to the summer school, with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint software installed. The Stata statistical package will be provided by the summer school organizers.

Application submission

Applicants should submit, in English or Russian:

  • A CV; and
  • A two-page motivation essay highlighting the relevance and potential benefit of the summer school’s topic to applicant’s work, research or studies. The essay should also describe the applicant’s experience with quantitative research methods and statistical analysis.

These should be submitted via email to with ‘Summer School Application’ in the subject line.

Important dates

5 April 2017 : Application deadline

10 April 2017 : Shortlisted applicants contacted

5 May 2017 : Online preparatory course deadline

12 May 2017 : Successful applicants contacted

11–18 June 2017 : Summer school in Kyrgyzstan

The summer school will be held on 11–18 June 2017

The application deadline is 5 April 2017. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by 10 April 2017.

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