Call for applications for the project “Gender aspects of water resource management in Central Asia and Afghanistan: Supporting young researchers through publication of articles in the CAJWR”

DKU, Research, CAJWR, Water, Gender, Climate. Energy

Oct. 7, 2019

The Kazakh-German University in Almaty and Central Asian Journal of Water Research (CAJWR) welcome applications for participation in the project “Gender aspects of water resource management in Central Asia and Afghanistan: Supporting young researchers through publication of articles in the CAJWR”.

The project will last from October 1, 2019 to May 30, 2020. 

The financial support is provided by the Central Asia Water and Energy Program (CAWEP), the World Bank.

The following candidates are eligible to apply:

  • PhD students
  • Aspirants
  • Soiskateli
  • Young researchers, who recently received their PhD degree/ degree of candidate of science from universities and research institutes in Central Asia and Afghanistan, who conduct their research work on water-, energy- or/and climate change related issues with focus on gender aspects in water resource management in Central Asia.

During the project, selected candidates will be requested to participate in a series of online colloquiums, as well as in a regional event, where they will present results of their research work conducted in the frame of the project. By the end of the project, selected candidates should submit a scientific article prepared in the frame of the project for publication in the CAJWR.

An application should include description of a short-term research work which is planned to be conducted during the project. The proposed short-term research work and its topic should be part of the applicant`s dissertation.

Applications in Russian or English language are accepted by October 20, 2019

To apply in Russian:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHOugojkizwXscXp9h_ynA3ip2z-O8Db8YJrpbd3Mnirt3ew/viewform

To apply in English:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePOrMjv2rH99mR9yyub0fR19gSltLuHgJJdCfgCtuvgcC1SQ/viewform

Selection process

Applications will be selected by representatives of the Kazakh-German University in Almaty, Central Asian Journal of Water Research and Central Asia Water and Energy Program (CAWEP), the World Bank. 

Selection criteria

One of the main selection criteria are:

  • Focus of the proposed research work on gender aspects in water resource management;
  • Relevance and significance of the proposed research work for Central Asia;
  • Method(s)/methodology used;
  • Interdisciplinary approach.

Selected applicants will be requested to submit a recommendation letter from a PhD supervisor, and a confirmation letter certifying enrollment as a PhD student/aspirant/soiskatel, etc.

Selected applicants will be also invited to a Skype interview.

Upon successful completion of the project, selected participants will receive financial support in the amount of up to USD 400 to reimburse their actual expenses incurred by conducting the proposedresearch work.

For inquiries and additional information, please contact Ekaterina Aleksandrovskaia, phone: +7 727 355 05 51 (ex.237), email: ekaterinaa@dku.kz

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