Research grants

The Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan is making constant efforts to create a developed civil society, the media and public institutions capable of stimulating all branches of power to conduct a constructive dialogue on a wide range of socially significant issues and problems. At the same time, the Foundation promotes the establishment of a platform for various stakeholders that could initiate and promote positive long-term changes in the society. Within the framework of the Research Grants Program, the Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan supports the development and strengthening of the researchers’ capacity to develop public policy, and facilitates proactive cooperation between civil society organizations and decision-makers through constructive dialogue on the practical use of results of socially significant research. SFK expects a sufficient number of independent researchers with deep analytical skills to be appear over time, who will be able to initiate and conduct a competent discourse on specific areas of public policy in the country.