Funding opportunities

The range of research activities at Nazarbayev University is broad and deep. NU scholars conduct research in almost every field, and seek to expand human knowledge through analysis, innovation, and insight. Research is supported by internal and external research funds each year, and it is carried out in the departments of the Schools and National Laboratory Astana.

In this section, we share information on the funding schemes available for NU researchers. Please visit our latest Research Newsletter issue to view a selection of current funding opportunities. Please also see below a list of research funding bodies.

Nazarbayev University grants:

  • Social Policy grant
  • ORAU grant

Kazakhstan Government grants:

  • Ministry of Education and Science grants

EU Horizon 2020 grants:

The European Commission invests almost €16 billion in research and innovation in 2016-2017 under Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation funding scheme, following a new work programme for 2016-2017 adopted on 13 October 2015. For more information, please see the documents below:

Grants for Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines:

Grants for STEM disciplines: