American Councils for International Education announces the selection of eleven U.S. institutions of higher education to receive U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships grants. Funded by the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan, the projects aim to enhance teacher preparation for English language teaching and learning, teaching and assessment methods for better-quality student outcomes, faculty research and personnel development, and policies, practices, and administrative structures to support effective and sustainable partnership activity between U.S. and Kazakhstan higher education.
U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships grantees will receive funding between $20,000 and $39,600 to launch the following projects:
|№||U.S. Insitution||Kazakhstan Institution(s)||Project Title|
|1||Columbia University, Teachers College||Suleyman Demirel University and Aktobe Regional State University||Innovative approach to teaching mathematics to pre-service teachers, integrating STEM into curriculum|
|2||Long Island University – C.W. Post||Miras University||Promoting English Language Proficiency through STEM Education for Teachers|
|3||University of Nebraska- Omaha||Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University||Enhancement of English and STEM Teaching|
|4||Michigan State University||Kazakh American Free University||Enhancing Teacher Preparation and Teaching Methodologies in Rural Kazakhstan — Next-Generation English-Language Teaching for STEM Teachers|
|5||University of Minnesota-Twin Cities||A. Baitursynov Kostanay State University||Academic Publishing Partnership — K-MAPP|
|6||Monroe Community College||S. Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University||Virtual GIST Internships and Collaboration|
|7||Michigan State University||Kazakh National Agrarian University||Development of Key Curricula for Ecology and Environmental Sciences at Kazakhstan Academic Institutions|
|8||University of Nebraska Medical Center||S.D. Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University and Semey State Medical University||Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating E-Learning Modules on Air Pollution|
|9||California State University-Sacramento||Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University||Evidence-based educator preparation and organizational culture|
|10||University of Pittsburgh||Narxoz University||Developing Public Administration Education in Kazakhstan|
|11||University of Illinois||Kazakh National Agrarian University||Updating Curricula for Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral Degrees in Plant Protection|
American Councils for International Education will release a call for proposals in Spring 2020, and encourage applicants to reapply or submit new proposals.