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RESEARCHER CONNECT ONLINE 2023 – Professional Development for Researchers

We are delighted to announce that Researcher Connect Online 2023 is now open for applications.

Researcher Connect promotes the development of excellent communication skills for international and 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.

The online programme targets early career researchers (i.e. PhD holders up to 5 years) and recent PhD graduates. The programme takes 8 days from Monday to Thursday over two consecutive weeks, 3 hours each day to complete (24 hours in total). It runs in November and December 2022 with three options for the participants to select (this can be done on the application form).

The application criteria are:

  1. Meet English requirements of the programme (B2 level and above; B2 level is equivalent to IELTS 5.5-6.5/MUET Band 4.5/TOEFL 72-94) as the training will be delivered in English and require writing and speaking in English.
  2. Factor into their schedule for a two consecutive weeks of online training programme and commit to attend the full programme.
  3. Commit to one or two deliverables as a result of the training and deliver them, e.g., the research that is published, sharing sessions to wider researchers, research collaboration is established, etc.

For more information about Researcher Connect Online, please refer to the UK site or you can download the programme brochure at the downloadable area (bottom of the page)

For application, please click the following link. The application closes on
Sunday, 30 October 2022 at 2359 (Malaysia time).

We will inform you on the results on Tuesday, 1 November 2022 (Malaysia time).

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Kuek Yen Sim or Ms. Brinda Chandran at