CERIA Travel Grant

CERIA Travel Grant

The Central Asia Program is pleased to announce the launching of travel grants for the year 2016 devoted to the study of religion in contemporary Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan). These grants are part of the Central-Eurasia Religion in International Affairs (CERIA) initiative, generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.

Four topics have been selected for 2016:

  • Islamic education
  • Islamic media
  • Middle-classes and Islam
  • Islam and Culture
The grants are offered for specific fieldwork — research that can be done from the home place of the applicant are not be selected. The research results in a paper (in English) submitted for publication at CAP.

Each fellow is granted 5,000 dollars. This amount is disbursed in two installments, the first third before the fieldwork and the second two-thirds upon receipt of the final paper.

Donohon Abdugafurova, Emory University, Islam, Morality and Public Education: Religious Elements of Ethics and Etiquette in the Uzbek School Curriculum

Nurbek Bekmurzaev, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Virtualization of Religious Learning: The Role of Media in the (Re-)Shaping of the Institution of Islamic Education and (Re-)Forming Ummah in Kyrgyzstan

Alima Bissenova, Nazarbayev University,  The Religious Market of Ideas in the Republic of Bashkortostan and Chelyabinsk Region of Russia 

Cara Kerven, University of Cambridge, Religion in Rural Turkmenistan 

Noah Tucker, Registan.net and CAP Associate, Identifying Islamic Education and Indigenous Counter-Extremism Resources in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Raano Turaeva-Hoehne, Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology, Informal Economies and Entrepreneurship in Central Asia and Beyond: Post-Soviet Islam and its Role in Ordering Entrepreneurship