Breakthrough Research Fellowships
- Location: USA
Deadline: 29 November 2019
Open to: candidates from developing countries
Benefits: USD 10,000
UNESCO designed the project “UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme” (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme) in the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the Capacity-Building of Human Resources which was established in November 2000 by the Government of Japan to enable UNESCO to give impetus to research in four areas under UNESCO’s Priority Programme Areas.
The Government of Japan offers 10 fellowships, to be awarded to deserving candidates from developing countries, special attention will be given to those who may wish pursue their research studies in Japan, to women, candidates from LDCs, Africa and SIDS countries who are eager to undertake research on one or more of the topics listed below. The aim of the fellowships is to support innovative and imaginative post-graduate research in four areas of development of particular interest to UNESCO.
Applicants, a maximum of TWO from each applying National Commission, must meet the following general criteria:
iii) Information and Communication Technologies; and
Thus, those who are in the process of completing their Master’s degree must have completed it PRIOR to taking up their Fellowship.
* Women candidatures
* Candidates from least developed countries (LDCs) and SIDS
* African researchers
* Those who may wish to pursue their research studies in Japan
The Fellowships financed by Japan and administered by UNESCO will consist of the following:
The Fellowship will cover a minimum of 3 months and maximum of 9 months of research in one or two countries. A possible date of commencing the research is any time from June 2020 and with a deadline termination of research at end of February 2022. The research must be carried out under the auspices of an academic supervisor in a host institution.
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 must include the following attachments:
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.
In order to apply, please fill the application.
For more information, please visit the official web page.