Call for Application: Researcher Connect

Researcher Connect is part of the British Council’s Going Global Partnerships programme. Research Connect online training programme creates professional development opportunities for researchers and increasing their international network. 

Research Connect online training programme creates professional development opportunities for early career researchers (ECRs) and increase their international network between the UK and among East Asia countries – Myanmar, Philippines, and Vietnam.

About the Researcher Connect

Researcher Connect online training programme provides participants with the insights, understanding and tools to communicate effectively, whatever the situation or context. The course has been delivered across the globe and participant feedback has consistently shown that the workshop enhances researchers’ communication skills, knowledge, and ability.

Researcher Connect online is offered as a series of modules, delivered and facilitated through an online workshop format by experienced and quality-assured trainers. It is designed specifically for early career researchers, although certain aspects would also be of benefit to more experienced members of the research community. Please see more information about the Research Connect  programme brochure and notice for applicants.

  • Notice for Applicants: Researcher Connect (Adobe PDF 118KB)
  • Benefits from the Researcher Connect

    Participants joining the Researcher Connect online workshop can benefit from:

    • improved communication skills in academic research, namely academic collaboration, and enhanced the soft-skills in academic writing, effective proposals, digital researcher, trainer clinic and presenting with impact.     
    • strengthened the international research network community, research environment and knowledge exchange with peer researchers from Myanmar, Philippines, and Vietnam
    • a high quality training programme delivered by experienced UK experts
    • an interactive format where participants are encouraged to apply learning to their own research area
    • take home resources for each module containing course theory, learning and activities
    • if participation meets the criteria then a certificate will be issued.

    About the course

    • The course is delivered online on Zoom platform, and in English.
    • Trainers of the course are experienced researchers and research trainers from UK universities and organisations with a vast knowledge of academia and research
    • The workshops will be running from 25th September till 5th October 2023.
    • The workshop will last for two consecutive weeks (Monday-Thursday) between 13:00-16:00 (MM time).
    • Each course will have a mix of 30 ECRs from Myanmar, Philippines, and Vietnam (10 from each country).

    Participants’ eligibility

    Participants joining the Researcher Connect should be:

    • early career researchers (ECRs)
    • confident English speakers (B2 level CEFR) in order to fully participate in the sessions
    • able to commit 80 - 100% time for the training
    • able to commit a follow-up action as a result of the training to showcase the impact of the training, e.g. research, research collaboration, knowledge sharing session, etc.

    Key Dates

    Workshop Period Application Deadline Number of ECRs to be recruited
    Week 1

    Monday, 25 September –

    Thursday, 28 September 2023

    Sunday, 10 September 2023


    10 from Myanmar
    Week 2

    Monday, 2 October –

    Thursday, 5 October 2023 

    Successful participants will be notified in 2nd week of September 2023.


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