Call for Applications: CERIA Travel Grant 2016

The Central Asia Program is pleased to announce the launching of two 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 Affiars (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 will not be selected. The research should result in a paper (in English) that will be submitted for publication at CAP.
Each fellow will be granted 7,000 dollars. This amount will be disbursed in two installments, the first third before the fieldwork and the second two-thirds upon receipt of the final paper.


  • Applicants must be currently engaged in a PhD or be less than seven years after the defense of the PhD.
  • Applicant must be fluent in both written and spoken English.
  • Two-page proposal
  • Letter that explains why fieldwork is needed for your research: which country/region, time period, methods of research
  • Resume
  • Two references (name, institution, email)


Grantees will be selected by the CAP faculty committee. The decision of the committee is final and no appeal is possible. All candidates are informed of the outcome of their applications by e-mail.

How to apply

Applications should be received no later than April 30, 2016. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Applicants will be notified by email by May 30, 2016.

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