Research Center on Diaspora Studies at the World Association of the Kazakhs, Director
Head of the Department of Complex Problems of International Affairs at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Kazakhstan (IOS MES RK),
International Journal “SHYGYS” (Orient), Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Main research areas are the historical and current problems of ethnic politics, the Kazakh Diaspora and Irredenta in the World, migration in Eurasia, ethnicity, polyethnicity in Kazakhstan, and others.
Invited Lecturer in research centers and universities of Kazakhstan, USA, Canada, Japan, Norway, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, China, the UK, Poland, Kyrgyzstan, India and others.
Gulnara Mendikulova has published about 200 research works, including 5 monographs, as well as numeral articles and chapters in monographs published in Kazakhstan, Canada, the UK, Korea, Turkey, Austria, OAR, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Russia.
She is a member of different state and public organizations, such as: The World Association of the Kazakhs; Fulbright Association of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Central Eurasian Society (Harvard, USA) and others.
Fellowship, grants and awards from state and international organizations, including: Grant of Foundation le Maison de Science de l’Homme (France, 2009); Medal “For Outstanding Contribution to a Science”, RK (RK, 2008); Honor Certificate of the Ministry of Culture, RK (2007); the Fulbright grant (USA, 1999, 2005), the State Fellowship for Outstanding (Prominent) Research Achievements, Ministry of Education and Science RK (RK, 2004-2006); the Kounrad Adenauer Foundation (2004) and the Grant of Soros Foundation (Germany, 2003); Grant of National Academy of Sciences RK for Fundamental Research (RK, 2003-2005); Imam Bukhari Scholarship at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (the UK, 1997); grant of Soros Foundation and Stephan Batory) (USA, Poland, 1996); Post-Doctoral Scholarship of IHE MS-AS RK (RK, 1995-1997); Ministry of Science-Academy of Sciences RK Honor Scholarship (RK, 1995); ACTR/ACCELS fellowship (USA, 1994).