Grants Awarded

A list of grants awarded by the Newton - Al-Farabi Partnership Programme to date.

Travel Grants, July 2015 Call, (part 1)

Name  Name (last) Home Institution Host Institution Research Title  
Aiman Temirova Nazarbayev University Imperial College London Assessing toxicity and health consequences of chemical by-products formed during drinking water treatment: A quantitative structure - activity relationship (QSAR) approach  
Aizhan Zhussupova Institute of Ecology, al-Farabi Kazakh National University The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park Enhancing global and national food security by examining molecular genetic basis for resistance to frequent wheat pathogen Puccinia striiformis f.sp. tritici in model object Brachypodium distachyon L.  
Aliya Bekrmurzayeva National Laboratory Astana, Nazarbayev University Queen Mary, University of London Design of Aptamer-Functionalized Medical Guidewire for Breast Cancer Stem Cell Isolation and Detection  
Anastasia Koulouri Abertay University Al-Farabi Kazakh National University The role of higher education in clean energy promotion and policy development in Kazakhstan  
Anuar Aldongarov L.N.Gumilev Eurasian National University Centre for Solar Energy Research (CSER), Swansea University Application of nano-sized semiconducting materials for luminescent solar concentrators  
Artur Mantel L.N.Gumilev Eurasian National University Glyndwr University Developing polymer materials for luminescent down-shifting  
Bakhbergen Bekbauov Al-Farabi Kazakh National University The University of Sheffield Development of an Improved Chemical Flooding Model and Simulation Tool for Surfactant Enhanced Aquifer Remediation  
Bakytzhan Akhmetov Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage, University of Birmingham Experimental and numerical study of thermal characteristics of thermal energy storage with phase change material and development of new design features for the storage to improve its performance.  
Dichuan Zhang Nazarbayev University Brunel University London Development of a Semi-active Force-Limiting Floor Anchorage System for Seismic Resistant Structures  
Konstantino Valagianno Nazarbayev University University of Southampton Designing energy-efficient and highly controllable photonic structures  
Marzhan Sypabekova National Laboratory Astana, Nazarbayev University University of Bath Biosensor for the fast and efficient diagnosis of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis  
Nikolai Mouraviev Abertay University Almaty Management University Social responsibility in the Kazakhstan's energy sector: From corporate strategic management to stakeholder governance  
Aliya Satayeva Nazarbayev University University of Brighton Modified activated carbon and composite adsorbents for nitate removal from water  
Shamshagul Mashtayeva L.N.Gumilev Eurasian National University Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne Operational snowmelt runoff forecasting for disaster prevention in Kazakhstan  
Zaurbek Sagiyev

M. Aikimbayev's Kazakh Scientific Center for Quarantine and Zoonotic Diseases

Lancaster Medical School Faculty of Health and Medicine, Furness College, Lancaster University Improvement of plague and cholera epidemiological surveillance on the base of differentiation of territory of Kazakhstan by the plague and cholera infection risks  
Zhanay Sagintayev Nazarbayev University University of Warwick Mitigation the effects of climate and anthropogenic changes: Disaster Management and Emergency Response to flooding - landslides  
          Total Budget: 142,954 GBP 

Travel Grants, July 2015 Call, (part 2)

 Name  Name (last)  Home Institution  Host Institution  Research Title  
 Bakhytnur  Otarbayeva Almaty Management University  Nottingham University Business and NGO interaction: technologies of effective partnership for health and well-being.  

Total Budget:

11,990 GBP

Post-Doctoral Mobility Grants, July 2015 Call

Applicant name (First) Applicant name (Last) UK Institution Brief Description of Research GBP
Timur Saliev University of Dundee Non-invasive modality for blood cancer management.  
Daulet Kaldybekov The University of Reading Developing advanced formulations for bladder cancer therapy  
Aidyn Yeszhanov The University of Liverpool Assessment of the nature of movement of small land-based predators and their importance as alternative carriers of plague  
Daniyar Dauletbekov Oxford University Developing rhodopsin gene therapy to treat retinitis pigmentosa  
        Total Budget: 238,720 GBP

Joint Workshops, July 2015 Call

Workshop Title UK Institution Kazakhstan Institution  
Energy challenges and rural development in the context of climate change in Kazakhstan The University of Sheffield Al-Farabi Kazakh National University  
Energy security: Sustainable management of natural resources Abertay University Al-Farabi Kazakh National University  
Escaping the exclusion or sustaining the privilege? A complex reality of student mobility from Kazakhstan University of Oxford Nazarbayev University  
Resource scarcity: securing a sustainable development of mineral resource base of Kazakhstan

The Natural History Museum

East Kazakhstan State Technical University  
Energy - Food - Water Nexus in Kazakhstan and UK: Integrated Approach to Green Economy Transition The University of Sheffield Nazarbayev University  
Advances in Eye Research Towards the Prevention of Visual Loss Cardiff University Kazakh Eye Research Institute  
UK-Kazakhstan cooperation on mitigating the effects of climate change: Disaster Management and Emergency Response to flooding University of Warwick Nazarbayev University  
Enhancing capacity for next generation sequencing (NGS) and genomics in health, agricultural ecological and environmental applications in Kazakhstan University of Leeds Institute of Microbiology and Virology  
Towards a Sustainable Low-Carbon Future by Enhancing Resources and Energy Efficiency in the Industrial, Buildings and Energy Sector: Opportunities and Challenges in Kazakhstan Cranfield University PI Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System (NURIS)  
Management of Innovation in the Agricultural Sector Abertay University Narxoz University  
      Total Budget: 387,600 GBP

Joint Workshops, June 2014 Call

Workshop Title UK Institution Kazakhstan Institution  
Utilisation and treatment of wastes arising from mining activities, oils and other Industries University of Wolverhampton

K.I. Satpayev Kazakh National Technical University

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty

Sustainable Cities University of York L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Astana  
Learning in Governance  University of Exeter Nazarbayev University, Astana  
Public Service Innovations University of Edinburgh Nazarbayev University, Astana  
Climate change, water resources and food security in Kazakhstan University of Reading Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty  
The impact of emerging economies and their multinational enterprises on the world economy University of Northampton Business School Kazakh-British Technical University, Almaty  
Regenerative medicine for lifelong health and wellbeing Cardiff University Nazarbayev University, Astana  
Using multiple research methods in social sciences University of Cambridge L.N. Gumilyov Erasian National University, Astana  
Implementing mobile learning in Kazakhstan University of Wolverhampton Almaty Management University  
Approaches to the documentation and sustainable management of archaeological heritage University College London Institute of Archaeology, Almaty  

Total Budget:

344,156 GBP

Travel Grants, September 2014 Call

Title Name (First) Name (Last) Country of Origin Home Institution Host Institution Research Title  
Prof Ilya Azizov Kazakhstan Karaganda State Medical University Cardiff University Analysis of risk factors for infections with multiple drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria in Kazakhstan  
Prof Zhumabay Bakenov Kazakhstan Nazarbayev University Imperial College Exotic carbon materials for energy storage and conversion, biofuel cells and bioanalysis  
Dr Yuliya Dyo Kazakhstan M.A.Aitkhozhin Institute of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry University College London Production in microalgae of novel biofungicides for potato.  
Dr Ross Horne Kazakhstan Kazakh-British Technical University University of Southampton Resilient Cloud Computing in Remote Disaster Prone Regions  
Prof Vladimiro Sassone UK University of Southampton Kazakh-British Technical University Resilient Cloud Computing in Remote Disaster Prone Regions  

Total sum: 

31,940 GBP

Travel Grants, November 2014 Call

Title Name (First) Name (Last) Country of Origin Home Institution Host Institution Research Title  
PhD Dmitriy Berillo Kazakhstan Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System Brighton University, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences The project aims to implement an innovative method of water purification using nano technology  
Prof Assel Akzhalova Kazakhstan Kazakh-British Technical University University of Southampton Development of intellectual autonomous robotic system to be used to minimize the risk of radiation in coal deposits  
PhD Zhansaya Lakhbayeva Kazakhstan Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Campus This research will characterise toxic heavy metals in soluble and colloidal form & provide a low cost adsorption based treatment system using locally available bentonite for potable & industrial use  

Total sum:

20,990 GBP

Post-Doctoral Mobility Grants, November 2014 Call

Applicant Name (First) Applicant Name (Last) UK Institution Brief Description of Research  
Marat Karatayev Nottingham University Conducting research in the field of renewable energy in rural areas and the general electrification in Kazakhstan  
Daniyar Sapargaliyev Wolverhampton University The use of mobile technologies to improve healthcare education in Kazakhstan  
        Total sum: 81,425 GBP

Joint workshops, November 2014 Call

Workshop Title UK Institution Kazakhstan Institution  
A workshop on design and development of civil engineering structures ready to extreme hazards. Identification of further key research areas Brunel University  Nazarbayev University  
A workshop on promoting clean energy in countries natural resources rich countries University of Reading Economic Research Institute  
Seminar on water management and risk assessment in the oil and gas industry Brunel University  Nazarbayev University  
      Total budget: 106,720 GBP

Institutional Links, November 2014 Call

KZ Institution KZ Region UK Institution Brief description of research  
Shokan Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University Kokshetau Brunel University London This project will conduct a comprehensive study of the so-called "health gap" of Kazakhstan's population  
Sarsen Amanzholov East Kazakhstan State University Oskemen University of Cambridge This project sets out to develop a prototype Kazakh Raman Spectrometer, KazRAM  
Economic Research Institute Astana London School of Economics and Political Science Macroeconomic effects of reforms in the health sector in Kazakhstan  
Institute of Physics and Technology, LLP Almaty Swansea University Research and development of tandem perovskite / silicon heterostructure solar panels  
Kazakh-British Technical University Almaty University of Reading Creating a center of competitiveness in Kazakhstan with a focus on major energy corporations and their future positive impacts on local markets  
LLP 'Institute of Geography' JSC 'NSTH, Parasat' Almaty Aberystwyth University Development of effective management in the field of water resources in southern Kazakhstan to mitigate the impact of abrupt climate change on society  
Institute of Geography MES Republic of Kazakhstan Astana The University of Reading Climate change, water resources and food security in Kazakhstan  
Graduate School of Education, Nazarbayev University Astana The University of Cambridge Collaboration between University of Cambridge and Nazarbayev University, to examine school students' well-being and engagement  
        Total sum: 1,758,924 GBP