About this opportunity

We have grants for early career researchers (see Eligibility section) to attend a workshop in Kazakhstan entitled 'Learning in Governance: Theory, Design and Methods'. 

The workshop is part of Newton Researcher Links, being run under the Newton - Al-Farabi Partnership Programme. It is coordinated by Dr Claire A. Dunlop (University of Exeter, UK) and Professor Neil Collins (Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan), and will take place at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan, 2-5 February 2015. 

The theme of the workshop falls broadly into Political Science (including public policy and administration and international relations).

All travel, accommodation and meals will be covered by the grant.

Key dates

Dates of workshop - 2-5 February 2015

Deadline for applications - 30 November 2014


This opportunity is open to early career researchers based in the UK and Kazakhstan. There is no restriction on nationality.

Early career researchers are defined as holding a PhD (or having equivalent research experience) and having up to 10 years post-PhD research experience. They are equivalent to the ‘Recognised Researcher’ and sometimes ‘Experienced Researcher’ categories in the EU framework for researchers’ careers. Consideration will be given to researchers with more than 10 years post-doc experience that have taken extended career breaks.

Participants must have a research or academic position (either a permanent post, research contract, or fellowship etc.) at a recognised research institution either in the UK or in Kazakhstan.

How to apply

Please download and read carefully the Further Information and Application Form documents available in the Downloads section below. 

Send completed application forms to aiman.temirova@nu.edu.kz before the deadline.


For information on the workshop please contact aiman.temirova@nu.edu.kz

For information on Researcher Links please contact UK-researcherlinks@britishcouncil.org