CAFDP Individual Funding Scheme 2010, Tajikistan
- Candidate, PhD in Anthropology, Central Asian Studies, Humboldt University zu Berlin, Institute of African and Asian Studies, Germany. Dissertation Research: “Music and Identity: Qasaid-khani, the musical expression of social, cultural and religious identity”
- MA in Muslim Cultures, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, Aga Khan University, London, UK
- BA (with Honours) in Tajik/Persian Language and Literature, Khorog State University, Tajikistan
Chorshanbe worked as an English teacher in the Health Promotion Training Unit of the Aga Khan Health Service in Tajikistan for six years. He also worked as a Research Assistant in the Secondary Teaching Education Programme, Department of Curriculum Studies in London, UK. His doctoral research examines qasaid-khani, a musical performance among the Badakhshani community in Tajikistan and the way music and musical performances at social, cultural and religious events express identity.