The Shakhmardan Yessenov Science and Education Foundation announces the opening of a new competition for 10 grants who wish to develop hard skills and/or soft skills.


If you are a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan, enrolled at a university in Kazakhstan or current specialists, specializing in information and communication technologies, natural sciences, math and statistics and health care and you want to upgrade your soft and hard skills, you have the chance to become a grant winner and take online/offline training for up to 12 months!


From 17.04.2023 to 18.05.2023, you must fill out an application on the website of the fund ( and provide the following documents:


Required documents:

  • Scan of the identity card;
  • A letter of motivation, in which he should disclose why he needs additional skills and how they will affect his professional and personal life;
  • CV.


Additional documents:


  • A portfolio demonstrating the candidate’s achievements and/or expressed interests in a particular area of the IT-sphere and provide relevant evidence: – no more than 3 documents;
  • Recommendations – no more than 1 document;
  • Certificates for academic achievements, successes in research and/or engineering activities, participation in conferences, and seminars of different levels – not more than 3 documents*;
  • Own, collective publications – no more than 2;
  • Diploma if available (last place of study) – no more than 1 document;
  • Certificates for social activity and volunteering – no more than 2 certificates*.


*The Foundation is considering a limited number of certificates. The candidate must self-select the certificates that best reflect his/her achievements.