Researcher Connect project

Applications to take part in the «Researcher Connect» programme now open!  

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. We are pleased to announce that the workshops are coming to Ukraine again in autumn 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. 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. Kyiv, 26-28 October 2016

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 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)

5. 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 the course starting on 26 October in Kyiv, please complete the application form and send it to the British Council via the email address:

NB: When applying, in the subject line of your email please indicate “Researcher Connect Workshop Kyiv”. Deadline for submitting applications is 05 October 2016. 

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