"Bilim - Central Asia" Educational Center is pleased to announce a program to improve employees of universities in two directions:
1) Academic Sabbatical Grants Programoffers staff of universities (junior and middle level teachers, with PhD or who are Doctoral Candidates) immersion experience in an alternative academic environment, where they will be given the time and resources to focus on their intellectual development, under the guidance of, and in cooperation with a mentor provided (scientific supervisor).
The program aims to improve the quality of higher education in the target countries by supporting candidates in development of innovative approaches in curriculum development, as well as the training and strengthening their access to the international academic network.
Candidates are invited to improve their research methodology using resources that are not available locally, and collaborating on research projects with colleagues from other countries. Partly focus will be on the intersection of education and research: grantees are proposed to include their research in their teaching, thus enriching educational skills of their students.
Grants are offered to candidates from Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal and Tajikistan.
The application deadline: February 25, 2013
2) Global Faculty Grants Program offers employees of universities (with PhD or equivalent) time, money and resources necessary to carry out research leading to publications in internationally recognized scientific journal.
The program aims to promote original research to increase the international mobility of university staff in the focus countries.
The program supports highly motivated candidates holding responsible and influential positions in their universities, to implement research visits for up to 5 months, at any accredited educational institution of the world.
Grants are offered to candidates from Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Nepal, Palestine, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia.
The application deadline: April 1, 2013http://bilim.kz/default.asp?inc=2&opt=1&razd=1&obj=50&lang=RU