Applications to take part in «Researcher Connect» trainings now open!  Workshops for young researchers will be held in Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro

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 in 2015, workshops were conducted in Kharkiv, Poltava, Lviv and Dnipro in 2016-2017.

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.

Researcher Connect modules are delivered as three full day workshops by quality-assured trainers.

Workshop programme with focus on core academic skills.

Zaporizhzhia 27 February-1 March 2018

Dnipro, 14-16 March 2018

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 Module (writing clear, concise and winning proposals)

Day 3

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

Eligibility criteria for the programme participants:

1. Early career researchers up to 35 years of age

2. English language competence level B-2 or above. It can be confirmed by an international certificate (IELTS/Cambridge/TOEFL/Aptis), 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.  Priority is given to applicants doing research in such areas as natural sciences/ medicine/engineering/agriculture.  Linguistics/English philology, law and journalism are 

low priority for this programme

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

6. Once your participation in the programme has been confirmed, you will be required to present a letter of support from your institution/employer.

How to apply: For workshops taking place in Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro, please complete the application form and send it to the British Council via the email address:, indicating a relevant city in the application form.

NB: When applying, in the subject line of your email please indicate “Researcher Connect Zaporizhzhia” or “Researcher Connect Dnipro”. Deadline for submitting applications is 12 February 2018.

Contact person for enquiries: Maria Zakharova, Education Co-ordinator, tel.: (044) 490 5600.