Senior Research Fellow/Research Fellow - Silk Road Connectivity/Futures Research

Department: The Center for Policy Research and Outreach (CPRO)

Reports to: Director of CPRO

Duty station: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Posted date: 06.05.2024

Deadline: 30.06.2024

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities

The SRF/RF will help CPRO influence public policy as a leading think tank in the greater Central Asia region. The SRF/RF will engage stakeholders in applied high-quality evidence-based research, policy analysis, public outreach and capacity building applying futures research and tools. The SRF/RF will strengthen WIUT as an international research university, and grow its portfolio of research. Individuals with a strong commitment and a futures mindset to applied research and outreach in public policy are encouraged to apply.


  • Co-design, plan and undertake anticipatory research on cross-border and greater regional issues such as: transportation, energy, natural resources, trade, etc.
  • Conduct interdisciplinary futures research and use futures tools supporting WIUT’s proposed UNESCO Chair in Anticipatory Governance and Sustainable Policy Making
  • Develop complementary products, timely policy briefs and internationally indexed peer-reviewed publications
  • Research should have local, regional, and international relevance; using a diverse range of innovative research approaches and methods
  • Leverage existing links with regional and international research and outreach partners.
  • Strengthen and form relationships with different stakeholders
  • Generate external sponsorship for research and outreach activities.
  • Collaborate and publish research with lecturers and local and international co-authors.
  • Through interdisciplinary research, increase CPRO’s ‘think-tank’ footprint, influencing policy, implementation, and the way policy is made and how people participate



  • Earned / near completion of internationally recognized doctorate in a relevant discipline such as economics, public policy, a specific sector, or futures studies on governance
  • Relevant professional/research experience on Central Asia / Silk Road countries
  • Demonstrated capacity in policy research and analysis
  • A record of indexed international peer-reviewed publications in English
  • Fluent in English (Russian desired), excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong experience revising, editing, and proofreading for international publication
  • Proficiency in quantitative, qualitative, and futures research and analysis methods
  • Demonstrated contribution to successful grant writing leading to sponsored research


  • Flexible and works both independently and in teams in a fast-paced environment
  • Entrepreneurial disposition, innovative mindset and outcomes oriented
  • Research management skills
  • A positive mindset, encouraging performance and constructively criticizing research


Appointments are for one year with the possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. 


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