The Gorchakov Fund starts accepting applications for the School on Central Asia - 2016

12 April 2016

The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund starts accepting applications for research and educational program the School on Central Asia – 2016.


What is the School on Central Asia?


  • one of the major annual projects of the Gorchakov Fund for young auditorium;
  • 3 days of intensive intellectual activities;
  • lectures and workshops by leading analysts and experts fr om the countries of Central Asia and Russia.


When and wh ere?


In Bishkek on May 22-26, 2016 (including days of arrival and departure)


What opportunities does the School on Central Asia offer?


  • to discuss the current agenda with Russian and foreign analysts and experts;
  • to expand one’s horizons and strengthen the foundation of basic knowledge about world politics and foreign affairs;
  • to gain a reputation of a young expert and researcher in academic circles;
  • to learn first-hand information about the situation in neighboring countries;
  • to find new partners and friends;
  • to become a member of the Gorchakov Fund’s Club of Friends and continue working with the Fund within the framework of the program “Support of Experts’’ Mobility”.


Who can become a participant?


  • young researchers in the field of foreign affairs;
  • undergraduate and graduate students, teachers from field-specific universities;
  • international journalists;
  • representatives of public organizations specializing in international cooperation;
  • diplomats;
  • age 25-30;
  • area of specialization – different aspects of development of the Central Asian region;
  • a working language of the event – Russian.


Terms of participation:


  • the Gorchakov Fund provides all the participants with accommodation in double rooms in a hotel and transportation in Bishkek, assists with visa support;
  • the participants are responsible for their own travel expenses to Bishkek.


How to participate?


  • send an electronic application to;
  • attach a photo, a motivation letter and a recommendation from the university or the place of work with contact information of the recommender;
  • deadline to submit applications – April 25;
  • all the applicants will be informed about results of the contest by e-mail.


Coordinators of the project:


Lyudmila Lapteva,

Maria Liamtceva,

Information about previous projects can be found here.