Tuesday, December 11, 2018

UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships for Developing Countries,2018

The new UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme) is now available on offer for researchers of Developing Countries. This fellowship is offered by Government of Japan. The aim of the fellowships is to support innovative and imaginative post-graduate research in four areas of development of particular interest to UNESCO.

Course Level

Fellowships are available to pursue research.

Subjects

Domains of research:

  • Environment (with particular emphasis on disaster risk reduction (DRR);
  • Intercultural Dialogue
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Peaceful Conflicts Resolution

Grants

The Fellowships financed by Japan and administered by UNESCO will consist of the following:

  • A Lump sum contribution of US$10,000 will be awarded to selected candidates. The amount, to be paid in two or three instalments, is intended to cover research costs only, and will not be negotiable.
  • No other costs will be considered and grants will be neither extended nor renewed.

Eligibility

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 mentioned in paragraph D.1 below. 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 1978 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 SIDS

Deadline

15thDecember, 2018(Annual)

Students at a Glance

  • Enrolled Students: 3466
  • Passed Out Students: 2700

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