Researcher Connect

Professional development for researchers

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

Why choose Researcher Connect?

Previously delivered across the globe and consistent positive feedbacks, the course is offered as a series of modules, varying from Academic Writing, Digital Researcher, to Presenting with Impact. It is delivered through a face-to-face workshop format by experienced and quality-assured trainers. Researchers with strong communication skills are more likely to:

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

Training opportunities

British Council and the Office of Higher Education Office (OHEC) are launching the Researcher Connect 2019, a three-day workshop to provide early-career lecturers with the insights, understanding and tools to communicate effectively.

The trainings will be available throughout Thailand, and interested applicants are invited to apply at the following dates and region of their convenience.

Bangkok Mandarin Hotel 20 - 22 February 2019
Hat Yai Centara Hotel 24 - 26 February 2019
Chiang Mai Holiday Inn Hotel 6 - 8 March 2019
Khon Kaen Avani Hotel 10 - 12 March 2019

*Transport and accommodation fee are not covered

Modules covered:

  • Know your audience
  • Persuasive Proposal
  • Persenting with Impact
  • Academic Collaboration

Details of the project and call for applications can be downloaded below.

Eligibility criteria

We are looking for early-career lecturers applicants under the following criteria:

  • Have obtained PhD degree for not more than 10 years

  • Be a permanent employee from a Thai Higher Education Institution under the administration of OHEC. List of eligible institutions can be found in this link: Click here

  • Proficient in English at Level B2 or having IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent for English requirement* (Applicants who earned their PhD from an English-speaking country will not need proof of English proficiency)

  • Applicant must have full attendance to the three-day workshop and submit a VDO research pitch at the end of the workshop

For further information, please contact Science team at newtonfund@britishcouncil.or.th, tel 02 657 5633.