Monday 27 September 2021 to Friday 05 November 2021

The Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Moscow and British Council UK invite female Early Career Researchers from Russia to apply for participation in the Professional Development Course on Leadership Skills. 

The course will be delivered by the University of York. It will be an engaging and practical online programme which will empower female Early Careers Researchers to advance in academic leadership positions. The aim of the programme is to provide the necessary motivation, knowledge and skills to become a leader in Higher Education. The programme will include 13 hours of live sessions over two weeks, including live input sessions, small-group coaching sessions as well as asynchronous learning activities using the University of York Virtual Learning Environment. 


The course will take place virtually between 7 February - 17 February 2022 with some introduction sessions in December.

Deadline and Eligibility

We invite applications from Early Career Researchers based in Russia in universities and research institutes engaged in Doctoral/PhD (aspirantura) and postdoctoral research. 

The applicants should meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a Russian citizen
  • Be a female 
  • Be enrolled in a Doctoral/PhD ("aspirantura") and postdoctoral research at an accredited Russian university or a research institute 
  • Fluent in written and spoken English as the course will be delivered in English.

Applications must be submitted to by Friday, 5 November 2021, 23:59 Moscow time. Successful applicants will be notified by 20 November 2021.

This Call for Applications is part of the University Alliance programme whose overarching goal is to connect the UK with Russia’s universities and research institutions by expanding research collaborations and academic exchange.