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U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Grants Program

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Deadline to apply

Application Deadline: 23 October 2020 05:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time


U.S. faculty members and administrators are eligible to apply for partnership awards. Projects that advance current U.S.-Kazakhstan university connections or establish new partnerships, particularly in regions outside of Almaty and Nur-Sultan, are encouraged. Projects may involve a consortium of two or more Kazakhstani institutions. Applications must demonstrate commitment from a Kazakhstan institution. American Councils is ready to support matchmaking among interested institutions of higher education.

Criteria for Evaluation

American Councils will notify applicants on awards by the end of November 2020. American Councils will evaluate applications based on:

  1. Project concept (including readiness of partners to engage virtually and use online tools and resources);
  2. Personnel (including experience and engagement in Kazakhstan or Central Asia; international experience);
  3. Impact and sustainability; and
  4. Budget feasibility.

Additional Information

For questions about this program, contact Ksenia Ivanenko (Washington, DC), Senior Program Officer, University Partnerships at and Maksat Koshkarbayev (Almaty), Program Coordinator at

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