Government of Japan: UNESCO Young Researchers’ Fellowships Programme 2015

Government of Japan: UNESCO Young Researchers’ Fellowships Programme  2015, Scholarships are available for Research Purpose.

Applications are invited for up to 20 available UNESCO Fellowships to undertake postgraduate research in one of the four areas of development of particular interest to UNESCO. Research must be carried out under the auspices of an academic supervisor in a host institution. Candidates must be no more than 40 years of age and must be persons of high intellectual promise who may be expected to make significant contributions to their country on return. Priority attention will be given to women candidatures, candidates from least developed countries (LDCs) and African researchers. Selected beneficiaries will be required to submit an interim and a final report describing the results of the research undertaken. 

Programmes Offered:

  • Environment
  • Intercultural Dialogue
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Peaceful Conflicts Resolution

Course Level:

Scholarships are available for Research Purpose.

Eligibility: The Eligibility for Government of Japan: UNESCO Young Researchers’ Fellowships Programme  2015 are as under :

Applicants, a maximum of two from each applying National Commission, must meet the following general criteria:

  • Candidates under this Programme must be post-graduate researchers, already holding either an M.A. or M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) and wishing to pursue research work abroad (preferably in their own region) with a view to enhancing knowledge in one of the four specific fields. Thus, those who are in the process of completing their Master’s degree must have completed it PRIOR to taking up their Fellowship.
  • Candidates must be persons of high intellectual promise who may be expected to make significant contributions to their country on return.
  • Candidates must be no more than 40 years of age. Thus, applicants born before 1 January 1975 will not be considered under the Programme.
  • The selected Fellow must carry out the research under the auspices of an academic supervisor in a host institution. Confirmation of acceptance from the academic supervisor is imperative.
  • Priority attention will be given to: Women candidatures, Candidates from least developed countries (LDCs) and African researchers
  • Candidates must be proficient in reading and writing the language of instruction in the proposed country of study/research.

Benefit:

The Government of Japan: UNESCO Young Researchers’ Fellowships Programme  2015 financed by Japan and administered by UNESCO will consist of the following:

  1. A maximum amount between US$6,000 to US$10,000 will be awarded to selected candidates.
  2. The amount, to be paid in two or three instalments, is intended to cover research costs only, and will not be negotiable.
  3. No other costs will be considered and grants will be neither extended nor renewed.

Number of Awards:

There are up to Twenty awards are offered.

Tenure:

Three Months to Nine months.

Application Procedure:

  • All applications must be submitted with the required documentation on the UNESCO Fellowship Application Form. Each Member State may nominate a maximum of two (2) candidates. It is the National Commission’s responsibility to select the two candidates whose applications it wishes to submit to UNESCO. The application(s) should reach the UNESCO before 16 January 2015 midnight and an advance copy may be sent by fax or by e-mail: i.genevois(at)unesco.org; l.zas-friz(at)unesco.org. The application must include the following attachments:
  • The UNESCO Fellowship application form duly completed in duplicate. Two recent photographs (obligatory) should be included with the form.
  • Certified copies of degrees or diplomas (including transcript of grades) in duplicate. Proof of having obtained a Master’s Degree must be included.
  • A letter of recommendation from someone familiar with the candidate’s work.
  • A host institute’s letter of acceptance (i.e. the institute that has accepted the candidate for work should she/he be selected for a Fellowship). This letter of acceptance must indicate that the host institute confirms its willingness to provide the relevant research facilities required by the candidate in the chosen field of specialization.
  • The certificate of language proficiency (on the UNESCO form) duly completed in duplicate for the language of the country of study (should this be different from the candidate’s mother tongue) issued by an official authority.
  • A detailed description, one to two page(s) (maximum), in either English or French, of the research work for which the candidature is being put forward.

Application Deadline: 16 Jan 2015

Further Details:

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