CAFDP Individual Funding Scheme 2011, Kyrgyz Republic
- Candidate, PhD in Political Science and Public Policy, Kent State University, USA. Expected 2017. Doctoral dissertation topic: “Understanding Elections in the “Hybrid” Regimes: Why Do Voters Vote in the Elections They Do Not Trust? (the Case-Study of post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan, 1991-2016, with Generalisations to the post-Soviet Central Asian States)”
- MSc in Politics, University of Edinburgh, UK
- MPA, Public Administration Institute for Turkey and the Middle East, Turkey
- BA in History, Faculty of History, Kyrgyz National University, Kyrgyz Republic
Askat’s research interests include political participation and democratisation, state and nation building, public policy making and public administration reform in the Kyrgyz Republic and other post-Soviet countries. His doctoral research focuses on factors influencing electoral participation and voting behaviour in post-Soviet Central Asia, with a focus on the Kyrgyz Republic. Askat has published on politics and on higher education in Central Asian academic journals and has served as the Public Administration Programme Director with the Soros Foundation, Kyrgyzstan (2010 to 2011) and as Project Director with Freedom House, Kyrgyzstan (2013-2014).