Researcher Connect project

British Council Ukraine is inviting young researchers/university lecturers/PhD students to take part in a project «Researcher Connect» aimed at supporting professional development of early career researchers. The project was successfully launched in Kyiv and Vinnytsia in 2015, workshops were also conducted in Kharkiv and Poltava in spring 2016.

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 experienced and quality-assured trainers.

Example of the Workshop programme with focus on effective academic writing

Day 1

Foundation Module (Know Your Audience, ensuring effective targeted communication); Effective emails.

Day 2

Essentials of Persuasive Proposals (writing clear, concise and winning proposals); Essentials of Abstracts.  

Example of the 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 project 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), 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)

Applications for the next seminar will be announced in September 2016.

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