What is Researcher Connect?

It is a Communication Skills training opportunity that helps researchers better engage with national and international colleagues and communicate their research more effectively. Researcher Connect Workshops happens at an institutional level.

Researcher Connect promotes the development of excellent communication skills for international, multicultural academic contexts. The aim is to enhance the productivity of individual researchers and, in turn, provide their universities and research institutions with a competitive advantage in the fast-moving international research environment. 

Researchers need the communication skills to: 

  • publish in international journals
  • promote successfully their research and represent their institution at conferences
  • apply and gain funding from national and international bodies
  • communicate effectively with the wider public and policy makers
  • build international collaborations to further their research.

Researcher Connect online programme 

Researcher Connect online is offered as a series of topics, delivered 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.

This call is now closed.

The Researcher Connect online programme is presented by British Council and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, for early career researchers that are nominated through their Higher Education Institutes, Research Centers and Universities.

Important notice regarding Application submission: Researcher Connect Online call is open for Higher Education Institutions not individual researchers; Applications should be submitted on institutional level; Higher Education Institutes, universities or research centres should nominate early career researchers to attend the Researcher Connect Online Workshop; the nominates should be approved by head of the Institute (dean or director on official headed paper; signed and stamped) the official nomination letter should be send by email upon submitting the online application as mentioned in the call guidelines or it will be disqualified. 


For more details see the Researcher Connect online programme guidelines, available for download at the bottom of this page.