WIUT Visiting Fellow program

Researchers willing to join the university on short term bases can do so through applying to Visiting Fellow program. This program targets people willing to pursue their own research and/or teaching in association with WIUT faculty members.

The university may offer:

  • Access to library and online resources
  • Access to research activities within WIUT such as attendance at research seminars and other training
  • Use of our network of contacts
  • Access to sport and health facilities of the university
  • Visa application support
  • Visiting fellows may also benefit, subject to availability:
  • An office/desk space
  • An accommodation within university dormitory

Visiting fellow in return is expected to:

  • to contribute positively to the research and/or teaching at WIUT by closely working with faculty members.
  •  make at least one research seminar presentation to staff and students of WIUT.
  • to acknowledge WIUT appropriately in any publications which arise from the period of your visit to us.
  • to abide by WIUT procedures, especially those to do with ethical research conduct, copyright and the appropriate use of the university facilities.
  • to visit fellows spend at the university between minimum 2 weeks to 3 month.

Note that the university does not pay visiting fellows. The university also does not provide any health insurance. Therefore visiting fellows must be able to cover their expenses and health insurance from their own sources of funding.

To apply visiting fellows must:

  • to have/expect to be awarded a PhD from recognized international university
  • to have research interests in area related to those of the university

Priority will be given to scholars interested in working with data or topics related to Uzbekistan or Central Asia

To apply please send your completed Application Form and current CV to research@wiut.uz or a.useinov@wiut.uz

Dr Martha C. Merrill Featured

Published in Join our Research

Martha C. MerrillVisiting Research Fellow at WIUT: June 10 – 22, 2019.

Martha C. Merrill (PhD) is Associate Professor of Higher Education at Kent State University and Coordinator of the program's International Education Certificate. Dr. Merrill worked on higher education reform in the Kyrgyz Republic in Central Asia from 1996 to 2001, has been involved in college-level international education since 1982. Dr. Merrill previously was the Dean of Academic Programs at the International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership (www.ipsl.org), on whose Board she had served for seventeen years. From 2002-2006, she taught master's students at the School for International Training (Vermont) in the fields of intercultural communication and international education. In 2001-2002, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University. Before she went to Kyrgyzstan, she was a founding faculty member of the (planned) New College for Global Studies at Radford University (Virginia) and Director of Programs and Resident Life at International House in New York City, which houses 700 graduate students from 100 different countries.

She has published several articles and book chapters and given many conference papers on intercultural issues, international education, and Central Asia. Her degrees are in Russian literature (BA, Michigan), Creative Writing (Master's, Boston University), College and University Administration (Master's and Ph.D., Michigan) and Islamic Studies (Master's, Columbia University). She has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of the Alliance of Universities for Democracy, which links US and Eurasian universities, since 2001. Her current research interests focus on the globalization of quality assessment standards in higher education and, in particular, the effect of such globalization in Central Asia.


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