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Round April 2018: Central Asia Fieldwork Grants for Leiden MA/MA Research Students

In 2018 the Central Asia Initiative at Leiden University offers several fieldwork grants to a max of 7,500 EUR. Only MA or MA Research students enrolled at Leiden University are eligible. The fieldwork should be carried out in one of the Central Asia countries by the end of 2018. The money can be used to fund research related to your MA thesis or to develop a PhD proposal related to Central Asia. Application deadline: 1 April 2018.

Fieldwork grants

The fieldwork grants are meant only for MA and MA Research students enrolled at Leiden University. 

The fieldwork should be carried out in one of the Central Asia countries by the end of 2018. Eligible countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia. Western China will be also considered.

The money can be used to fund research related to your MA thesis or to develop a PhD proposal related to Central Asia. 

The grants will range between 2,500 EUR and 7,500 EUR depending on the project duration and the application. 

Upon completion, students will have to submit a blog post or a short article of about 5,000 words.

Application

The next application deadline is 1 April 2018.

In order to apply, please use this online form.

Please note, it is impossible to provide advance payments. All flights have to be booked by the university travel agency.