JAPAN FUNDS UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi
PROGRAMME OF FELLOWSHIPS FOR YOUNG RESEARCHERS
Paris, January 10 (No.2001-1)
- Japan will finance - through new funds-in-trust dedicated to capacity building
of human resources - the UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowship Programme that
will award 20 fellowships of US$7,500 each to young researchers over 2001 and
the same amount in 2002.
The programme - named after
late Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi known for his commitment to
development issues who died in May 2000 - will award fellowships to researchers
active in one of four fields: the environment, inter-cultural dialogue,
information and communication technologies and peaceful conflict resolution.
The programme will cover a
period of three and a half years and will involve a total of nearly US$396,000.
Fellowship applications must be made by March 15, 2000, and must not exceed two
per country. Candidates - post-graduate researchers from developing countries -
will be selected by their country’s National Commission for UNESCO and
proposed to the Director-General by a Special Selection Committee of experts in
the four fields concerned.