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  • 21 December 2022
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The acceptance of applications for scientific internships abroad has begun

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan announced the start of accepting documents for participation in the competitive selection for scientific internships abroad, reports

Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2023. The award will be carried out by the republican commission until May 2023. JSC "Center for International Programs" of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education will select scientists who will be trained in the best foreign educational institutions and centers of the world. The names of those who have passed the selection will be announced in May.

"On behalf of the Head of State, every year 500 domestic scientists will be able to undergo scientific training at the expense of the state, conduct research in advanced laboratories of the world. This year, the criteria for selecting scientists have been improved, a list of universities and research centers for internships has been formed for the first time, and a list of specialties in relevant research areas has been developed. The requirements for the composition of the expert commission have been strengthened. Now the commission consists only of doctors of engineering, medical, humanities and natural sciences," said Anuar Zhangozin, Chairman of the Board of JSC "Center for International Programs" of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan scientists have been allocated 500 grants: the state pays interns the costs of an internship, round-trip flight, medical insurance and a monthly scholarship. The amount of the scholarship varies depending on the city and the standard of living in a particular country.

Applicants with:
- the presence of an unconditional invitation from a foreign organization included in the list of recommended;
- such scientific results as, for example, articles indexed in Kazakh and international scientific publications and databases;
- total work experience of at least 12 months in the chosen field of specialization;
- certificate of passing exams in the state language with a score of at least level B1, in a foreign language with an IELTS score of at least 5.0 out of 9.0.

The list of universities, research centers, and leading foreign organizations recommended for scientific internships includes more than 400 universities, research centers, and organizations from 34 countries.  The list of priority areas of research for scientific internships includes 134 specialties.

The list of relevant specialties included "Water resources and water use", "Virology", "Green Innovations", "Nanotechnology and nanomaterials".

The competitive selection for the grant award takes place in three stages:
- comprehensive testing;
- personal interview with members of the expert commission;
- consideration of documents at a meeting of the republican commission for training personnel abroad.
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