The Matthew Nimetz Award for Faculty Publications
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The Matthew Nimetz Award for Faculty Publications

September 1, 2020

The Board of Trustees and AUCA management have determined that strengthening the research capacity of AUCA faculty and encouraging the publishing of academic research is a top priority in the university’s strategic development. Thanks to the generous support of Emeritus Trustee Matthew Nimetz, AUCA is rewarding faculty for outstanding research in their fields with the “Matthew Nimetz Award for Publications.” 

The goal of the award is to foster competitive research programs and increase AUCA’s research output to enhance its visibility as a serious university and center of scholarship in Central Asia. This year’s focus shifted from publications in Scopus-indexed journals to peer reviewed publications in journals or book chapters of significance to the fields of the applicants.

Announced at the end of April, the competition offers significant incentives, with the award amount fixed at 1000 USD per article for a single author and with lesser amounts for articles with two or more co-authors. The President and VPAA outlined the current competition in coordination with the Research Committee, which handled logistics and recommended applications to the VPAA. AUCA rewarded all qualifying applications this academic year.

 

NIMETZ AWARD RECIPIENTS AND ARTICLE TITLES

NET AWARD

Michael Brady, author, “A Neural Field Model for Supervised and Unsupervised Learning of the MNIST Dataset,” IEEE – Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN)

1000 USD

Ilker Corut, author, “Ethno-political subordination and patient dissatisfaction: The Kurdish case in Hakkâri during the AKP period in Turkey, 2003–2013,” Nations and Nationalism

1000 USD

Begaiym Esenkulova, co-author, “Why Can’t We Be Friends? Protecting Investors while also Protecting Legitimate Public Interests and the Sustainable Development of Host Countries in Investor-State Arbitration,” The Texas Journal of Business Law

500 USD

Aijarkyn Kojobekova, co-author, “Women of protest, men of applause: political activism, gender and tradition in Kyrgyzstan,” Central Asian Survey

500 USD

Syrgak Kydyraliev, co-author, “Direct Integration of Systems of Linear Differential and Difference Equations,” Filomat

500 USD

Anton Markoc, author, “Draining the pond: why Singer’s defense of the duty to aid the world’s poor is self-defeating,” Philosophical Studies

1000 USD

Rustam Orozbaev, co-author, “Pronounced changes in paleo-wind direction and dust sources during MIS3b recorded in the Tacheng loess, northwest China,” Quaternary International; co-author, “Projected Rainfall Erosivity Over Central Asia Based on CMIP5 Climate Models,” Water

500 USD

Ruslan Rahimov, co-author, “World War II Rhetoric in the Context of Kyrgyzstani Labor Migration: Nation-Building and Emotional Investment in Kyrgyzstan,” The Muslim World

500 USD

Rahat Sabyrbekov, co-author, “Transitions from dirty to clean energy in low-income countries: insights from Kyrgyzstan,” Central Asian Survey; author, “Income diversification strategies among pastoralists in Central Asia: Findings from Kyrgyzstan,” Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice

1500 USD

Cholpon Turdalieva, co-author, “Encountering the multiple semiotics of marshrutka surfaces – what can marshrutka decorations and advertisements tell us about its everyday actors?” Mobilities

500 USD

Elira Turdubaeva, co-author among multiple co-authors,A multi-national validity analysis of the Personal Report of Communication Apprehension,” Annals of the International Communication Association; co-author among multiple co-authors, “A multi-national validity analysis of the self-perceived communication competence scale,” Journal of International and Intercultural Communication

500 USD

 

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