UCA News - Issue 65

Date: 18 November 2010
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The University of Central Asia (UCA) is pleased to announce its Central Asian Faculty Development Programme (CAFDP) Doctoral Scholarships in Public Policy, offered in partnership with Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA). Successful applicants will receive full financial assistance to pursue a PhD in Public Policy at Carleton University, located in Ottawa, Canada. The CAFDP provides scholarships to candidates on the understanding that they are interested in a career at the University of Central Asia and will be expected to work as researchers or teaching faculty at the Graduate School of Development and/or the undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences upon completion of their studies.

All applicants are required to meet the eligibility criteria put forth by UCA’s CAFDP and the admission criteria of the SPPA, Carleton University. Applicants from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan are strongly encouraged to apply. Application forms and further information about the UCA- Carleton University Programme can be obtained by e-mailing facultydev@ucentralasia.org. All application documents must be received by Tuesday, 1 March 2011.

Ph.D. in Public Policy, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University

The Ph.D. in Public Policy was established in 1992, and is approaching 20 years of successfully producing the only doctorates in Public Policy in Canada. It is also one of the few such programmes in North America. Carleton University is located in the nation's capital, giving our doctoral students significant advantages in terms of resources in government departments, agencies, embassies, and leading policy-oriented non-governmental organizations in every field.

Students are exposure to and work closely with world-class public policy scholars with outstanding backgrounds in economics, political science, and related disciplines. The School is a research- intensive unit within the university, and so there is an abundance of projects and research initiatives underway in which students can become involved. Students may specialize in one of five areas (policy analysis, public management, innovation /science /environment, international development, and health and social policy) and can work closely with researchers in each of those fields.

Classes are small and dedicated to the incoming year's cohort, meaning that there is lively and engaged discussion in groups usually of no more than eight peers. In addition, the School has a large Masters of Public Administration Program, so doctoral students can engage and learn from them as well. The combination of the two programmes attracts a steady stream of speakers and conferences and workshops, making the School a stimulating intellectual environment.

For further information about UCA and/or SPPA, Carleton University, please visit www.ucentralasia.org or http://www2.carleton.ca/sppa.