British Council and GSE: workshops for Kazakhstani researchers
Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education has won funding from the British Council through the Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme to establish a Professional Development and Engagement Centre for Astana and the Akmola Region. The Centre will design and deliver courses to develop skills of Kazakhstan-based researchers, including training in ethical conduct of research, as well as strategies for international research collaboration and publication. The Centre will also provide a platform for dissemination of research findings and coordinate the development and operation of a network of university-based institutional research centers.
On the 16 March 2016 the Professional Development and Engagement Centre at the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education held its first workshop on “Proposal Writing and Finding Funding for Research Projects” as part of the Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme. The Workshop was facilitated by Professor Peter Charles Quantick, who is an EC Expert with 25 years of experience in evaluating and reviewing Directorate General for Research and Innovation Projects and expert panelist and chair for a range of EC reviews and impact assessments.
With 20 participants, the Workshop was arranged specifically for researchers based in Astana and the Akmola Region. The trainer and participants discussed issues related to proposal writing such as planning the proposal, key bid features, using evaluation criteria in writing the bid, funding schemes, topic areas, an overview of the major funding sources available and others alike.