Call for Applications: Skills Workshop on “Research in Think Tanks: Developing Your Own Research Design”

Young researchers and analysts working in Ukrainian research institutions and think tanks are warmly invited to apply for the workshops “Research in Think Tanks: Developing Your Own Research Design & Qualitative Data Analysis” which are taking place in Kharkiv, 14/15 May 2019 and Lviv, 21/22 May 2019. The workshops are organised within the framework of the project “Platform for Analytics and Intercultural Communication“.

During the workshop, the participants will focus on developing their own research design and the role of qualitative methods in (policy) research. During the first part of the workshop, the participants will learn how to sketch a well-designed research proposal and will address following questions among others: What is a research puzzle? How do I determine my research question? Which role does theory play? Which methods will allow me to properly answer my research question and how do I write an abstract?

The second part of the workshop focuses on the operationalisation of the newly gained knowledge on own research intiatives. The following questions will be addressed: Which kind of data do I need to have in order to answer my research question? Which data collection methods are feasible? What is a case and how do I get from case to method? Moreover, the participants will discuss about professional scientific standards and will be introduced to the specific data analysis methods and the of use digital tools within the analysis process.

The working languages will be Ukrainian & English. Applications will be possible until 30 April 2019 via the following link: (eng). Please note that applicants are required to indicate a brief research idea which will be elaborated upon during the workshop. Interested persons from the regions are highly encouraged to apply. The organisers will compensate for travel and accommodation costs for the duration of the training.

Attention: The registration form is the same for both workshops. Please select the city in registration form.

The project “Platform for Analytics and Intercultural Communication” (PAIC) aims at promoting professional expertise among Ukrainian think tanks, creating synergies between German and Ukrainian think tanks and transferring knowledge about developments in Ukraine to Germany. PAIC is conducted in close cooperation with the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation (DIF, Kyiv) and the think tanks development and research initiative think twice UA (Kyiv) and is kindly supported by the Federal Foreign Office.

In case of questions or inquiries, please contact: Andrii Sukharyna ( or Mona Richter (