Kyrgyzstan

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1 Open Study/Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
10 Months
PDO
Mandatory
Grant Period

10 Months

The academic year begins in September and ends in June, including a winter break. It is preferable to arrive at the end of August to have time to find appropriate accommodation and receive an on-site orientation. Academic institutions are closed during the summer months. If the research includes field studies during the summer, the grantee should plan to begin the grant in January.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

Grantees will be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation in June/July 2019 as a condition of their grant.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Novice

Kyrgyz or Russian proficiency is recommended. Language proficiency commensurate with the nature of the proposed project is expected prior to commencing the grant.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No

Affiliation

The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS) will assist in making institutional assignments based on the best and most appropriate match between the interest and expertise of the grantees and the interest of prospective host institutions. An invitation letter may help facilitate placement at that institution, but is not a guarantee of final placement. PAS will decide on the final affiliation. Local institutions must have the capacity to support the work visa of the applicant, which can be cumbersome.  

Research Clearance and Visa Information

Research clearance is not needed, though some archives require official letters from the U.S. Embassy.

Housing

Housing arrangements will be made with the assistance of the Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy or the host organization. Upon arrival, grantees will stay in a hotel for 3-4 days before moving into an apartment or staying with a local family.

Dependents

Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

kg.usembassy.gov

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Gulzat Kochorova