U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Program

U.S. community colleges and higher education institutions faculty members and administrators are eligible to apply for partnership awards to advance current U.S.-Kazakhstan university connections or establish new partnerships, particularly in regions outside of Almaty and Nur-Sultan. Awards are expected to begin in January 2020 and must be completed by September 30, 2020. Individual grants will be awarded from $20,000 up to $39,600 per priority project.

Administered by American Councils for International Education, these grants may support travel for faculty and technical experts, honoraria, materials, and conference fees for projects in the U.S. and Kazakhstan that advance the following program goals to:

  1. Enhance teacher preparation, teaching methodology, and pre-service teacher training, to support English language teaching and learning in Kazakhstan, including STEM (priority projects);

2) Modernize content, pedagogy and/or curriculum for priority programs of study;

3) Build Kazakhstan’s administrative capacity to increase and maintain international collaboration with community colleges and universities;

4) Support faculty/administrative collaboration and research that is impactful and sustainable beyond the life of the grant.

Submit your application by 2 December 2019: https://ais.americancouncils.org/kazakhuniv

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