British Council Ukraine is inviting young researchers/university lecturers/PhD students to take part in a programme Researcher Connect aimed at supporting professional development of early career researchers. The programme was successfully launched in Kyiv and Vinnytsia in 2015, workshops were also conducted in Kharkiv and Poltava in spring 2016, and in Lviv in autumn 2016. We are pleased to announce that the workshops are coming to Ukraine again in 2017.

Researcher Connect offers a series of modules that focus on the development of skills that are essential for successful international communication and collaboration. It provides participants with the insights, understanding and tools to communicate effectively, whatever the situation or context. Writing persuasive proposals is crucial for preparing submissions for the programme Horizon 2020.

Researcher Connect modules are delivered as three full day workshops by experienced and quality-assured trainers. Workshop programme with focus on core academic skills.

Workshop programme with focus on core academic skills. 

Day 1

Foundation Module (Know Your Audience, ensuring effective targeted communication); Abstracts (essential structural elements of abstracts for different audiences and needs)

Day 2

Persuasive Proposals (writing clear, concise and winning proposals)

Day 3

Presenting with Impact (step-by-step developing, delivering and critiquing presentation)

Eligibility criteria for the programme participants:

1. Early-mid career researchers 

2. English language competence level B-2 or above. It can be confirmed by an international certificate (IELTS/Cambridge/TOEFL), or otherwise it will be tested by the British Council

3. A job position at a research institute, university or other state or non-state scientific organisation

4. International experience (research projects, scientific publications, international connections)

Next open call will be announced later in 2017.