U.S.-Central Asia
Research Network

Semester in the U.S.

Apply now to join a dynamic network of U.S. and Central Asian Scholars collaborating on research, publications, and lectures about China and its role in Central Asia. Selected scholars will participate in a series of professional development programs and public lectures, culminating in a semester of collaborative research with a U.S. peer at her or his university.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and Embassy of the United States in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

U.S.-Central Asia Research Network (U.S.-CARNet)

The U.S.-Central Asia Research Network Program (U.S.-CARNet) is designed to foster long-term collaboration, shared research, and joint publication among Central Asian and U.S. experts on East Asia, with a particular focus on China. Central Asian scholars selected for the program will deliver online lectures to U.S. and regional audiences, participate in professional development programs in Central Asia and the U.S., and spend one semester at a U.S. university, where they will collaborate with a U.S. scholar on a joint article examining China’s role in Central Asia. Selected applicants will demonstrate expertise in Chinese-area studies or a related field; previous publications, lectures, or courses taught on China or a relevant field; ability to collaborate successfully with colleagues on research, publications, and teaching; an ongoing commitment to Chinese and/or East Asia area studies and collaborative research; and English proficiency.

Expenses Paid

Three-Week Professional Development Trip U.S. Semester
On-program Support
Travel to & from U.S.
A modest stipend for your room and board
Housing fees
Book allowance
Medical Insurance
University fees
Visa Fees


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