What is it about?

With a view to promoting human resource capacities in the developing countries and to enhancing international understanding and friendship among nations and the people of Poland, the Polish National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair for Science, Technology and Engineering at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow are placing at the disposal of UNESCO forty (40) fellowships of six (6) months duration starting on 1st  October 2014 for the benefit of Member States listed in Annex I. Beneficiaries of these fellowships will be given the opportunity to undertake an individual research programme in the field of Science, Technology and Engineering.

 

 

Field of Research

1.                Field of research: Software Engineering. Project no: ID-01-PL-AGH. Project title: Modeling and analysis of a multi-agent system with colored Petri nets.

Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean Number UNESCO fellowships: 2. (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

2.                Field of research: Transport Engineering. Project no: ID-02-PL-AGH Project title: Transportation technology system and devices

Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean

Number UNESCO fellowships: 2. (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

3.                Field of research: Automation in Transport Engineering. Project no: ID-03-PL-AGH Project title: Transportation system telematics.

Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean Number UNESCO fellowships: 2. (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

4.                Field of research: Transport Engineering Project no: ID-04-PL-AGH. Project title: Availability problems in transportation systems and devices

Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean

Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

5.                Field of research: Decision Engineering. Project no: ID-05-PL-AGH. Project title: Problem base engineering.

Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

6.                Field of research: Transport Engineering Project no: ID-06-PL-AGH. Project title: Reliability, maintainability and availability in transport system.

Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Number UNESCO fellowship: 1 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

7.                Field of research: Materials Science and Ceramics. Project no: ID-07-PL-AGH. Project title: Advanced ceramic materials Countries: Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean

Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

8.                Field of research: Drilling Engineering. Project no: ID-08-PL-AGH. Project title: Analysis of Hydraulic fracturing process.

Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

9.                Field of research: Geoengineering. Project no: ID-09-PL-AGH. Project title: Drilling parameters influence on injection performance.

Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean

Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

10.             Field of research: Drilling Engineering. Project no: ID-10-PL-AGH. Project title: Drilling and Hydraulic fracturing simulation.

Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

11.             Field of research: Geology and Mining. Project no: ID-11-PL-AGH. Project title: Optimising borehole heat exchangers systems.

Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean

Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

12.             Field of research: Geology and Mining Project no: ID-12-PL-AGH. Project title: Possibility of looking for the gas in unconventional reservoirs.

Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

13.             Field of research: Geology and Mining Project no: ID-13-PL-AGH. Project title: Surface gas preparing methods concerning the unconventional gas reservoirs Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

14.             Field of research: Gas Engineering Project no: ID-14-PL-AGH. Project title: Enhanced gas recovery (EGR) technology with CO2 sequestration in gas fields.

Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 35 years old)

15.             Field of research: Solid State Physics Project no: ID-15-PL-AGH. Project title: Studies magnetostriction in stoichiometric and doped magnetite single crystals. Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Number UNESCO fellowships: 1. (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

16.             Field of research: Environmental Management and Biotechnology. Project no: ID-16-PL-AGH. Project title: Concept of application of the Polish innovative biotechnology for improvement the quality of the environment and promotion of sustainable development in selected region

Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Number UNESCO fellowships: 4 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

17.             Field of research: Economic Sociology. Project no: ID-17-PL-AGH. Project title: Interrelations between new technologies and social and economic life in globalizing world.

Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

18.             Field of research: Petrophysics no: ID-18-PL-AGH. Project title: Reservoir geophysics-combining well log data and laboratory data.

Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 35 years old)

19.             Field of research: Economic Geology. Project no: ID-19-PL-AGH. Project title: Copper and associated mineralization and its lithostratigraphical, petrological and tectonic context in the Neoproterozoic succession from selected sites.

Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

20.             Field of research: Economic Geology. Project no: ID-20-PL-AGH Project title: 3-4 Modeling of mineral deposits. Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

21.             Field of research: Geology. Project no: ID-21-PL-AGH Project title: Mineralogy and geochemistry.

Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

22.             Field of research: Mining Geophysics no: ID-22-PL-AGH. Project title: Recognizing the mining discontinuity with GPR method. Assessment of geotouristics values of selected geological objects.

Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

23.             Field of research: Geotourism. Project no: ID-23-PL-AGH Project title: Assessment of geotouristics values of selected geological objects.

Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

24.             Field of research: Mining and Geoengineering. Project no: ID-24-PL-AGH. Project title: Mining and geology, the deposits at the great depths.

Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

25.             Field of research: Mining and Geoengineering. Project no: ID-25-PL-AGH. Project title: Mining and Geology, Environmental Engineering

Countries:Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Number UNESCO fellowships: 1. (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

 

26.             Field of research: Iron Metallurgy Project no: ID-26-PL-AGH. Project title: Identification of rheological character of liquid phases in blast furnace

Countries: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

 

List of Invited Member States

List of invited Member States

  • AFRICA
    (46 Member States)
    •Angola •Benin •Botswana •Burkina Faso •Burundi •Cameroon •Cape Verde •Central African Republic •Chad •Comoros •Congo •Côte d'Ivoire •Democratic Republic of the Congo •Djibouti •Equatorial Guinea •Eritrea •Ethiopia •Gabon •Gambia •Ghana •Guinea •Guinea-Bissau •Kenya •Lesotho •Liberia •Madagascar •Malawi •Mali •Mauritius •Mozambique •Namibia •Niger •Nigeria •Rwanda •Sao Tome and Principe •Senegal •Seychelles •Sierra Leone •Somalia •South Africa •Swaziland •Togo •Uganda •United Republic of Tanzania •Zambia •Zimbabwe


    ARAB STATES
    (1 Member State)

    •Sudan


    ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    (35 Member States and 2 Associated Members)

    •Afghanistan •Bangladesh •Bhutan • Brunei Darussalam Cambodia •China •Fiji •India •Indonesia •Kazakhstan •Kiribati •Kyrgyzstan •Lao People's DemocraticRepublic •Malaysia •Maldives •Mongolia •Myanmar •Nauru •Nepal •Niue •Pakistan •Palau •Papua New Guinea •Philippines •Samoa •Sri Lanka •Tajikistan •Thailand •Timor-Leste •Tonga •Turkmenistan •Tuvalu •Uzbekistan •Vanuatu •Viet Nam.

    Associated Members:

    •Macao China (Associate Member)
    •Tokelau (Associate Member)

    EUROPE
    (7 Member States)

    •Armenia •Azerbaijan •Belarus •Georgia •Republic of Moldova •Russian Federation •Ukraine

    LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
    (31 Member States)

    •Argentina •Barbados •Belize •Bolivia (Plurinational State of) •Brazil •Chile •Colombia •Costa Rica •Cuba •Dominica •Dominican Republic •Ecuador •El Salvador •Grenada •Guatemala •Guyana •Haiti •Honduras •Jamaica •Mexico •Nicaragua •Panama •Paraguay •Peru •Saint Kitts and Nevis •Saint Lucia •Saint Vincent and the Grenadines •Suriname •Trinidad and Tobago •Uruguay •Venezuela(Bolivarian Republic of).

Qualifications Required

The required qualifications for each field of research (project) are as per the attached annexes to this letter of announcement (see Annex III).

Facilities offered by Polish Authorities

    (i) Free tuition;

    (ii) Monthly allowance of 1350 PLN (approximately US $450) corresponding to the salary of a local junior research fellow. Thus, all living expenses in Poland are to be borne by the fellow with this allowance; and;

    (iii) An installation allowance of 1350 PLN to be paid upon arrival in Poland.

    No provision to finance or lodge family members is made.

    At the end of the research studies, the beneficiaries will receive a certificate attesting to their attendance at the host institution.

Facilities offered by UNESCO

(i) International travel expenses: (by the most direct, economical route) from the beneficiary’s country to and from Poland will be covered by UNESCO under its Regular Programme Budget.

(ii) Health insurance for fellowship beneficiaries who are declared medically fit: UNESCO fellowship holders may be covered by a health insurance policy, taken-out by the Organization for the duration of fellowship. The costs of this health insurance is subscribed to and covered by UNESCO on behalf of awarded fellows.

 *ONLY THE SELECTED CANDIDATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO SEND TO THE FELLOWHIPS DEPARTMENT PROGRAMME SECTION A COMPLETE MEDICAL DOSSIER, THE PRESCRIBED FORM OF WHICH WILL BE SENT ALONG WITH THE LETTER OF AWARD.

 

Submission of applications

Candidatures should be submitted per invited Member State. Original applications in duplicate must be channelled through the National Commission for UNESCO of the candidate’s country and communicated to Ali Zaid, Chief, Fellowships Section, by 21 July 2014 at the latest. An advance copy of the application may be sent by fax (33.1) 45.68.55.03 or by e-mail a.zaid(at)unesco.org and l.zas-friz(at)unesco.org.  Applications should have imperatively the following attachments in DUPLICATE:

  • (i)          UNESCO fellowships application forms, ALL four (4) pages duly completed in English using capital letter (illegible documents will be eliminated from the procedure, hand writing form must include capital letter only);
  • (ii)         Two photographs attached to the applications (4x6 cm);
  • (iii)       Certified copies (in English) of Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree obtained; and,
  • (iv)       UNESCO certificate of language knowledge, duly completed by a relevant authority, if the mother tongue of the candidate is not English.
  • (v)         Two letters of recommendation from someone related to the candidate’s work, as well confirming the candidate’s qualifications.

 

IMPORTANT

It is the National authority’s responsibility to ensure that all candidates are duly informed of the above-mentioned conditions prior to the submission of applications.

 

Files which are incomplete or which are received after the deadline as well as candidatures that do not fulfil the requirements will not be taken into consideration.

 

Only the selected candidates will receive a letter through their respective National Commissions for UNESCO.

 

All application should be endorsed by the National Commission from the country of the candidate.

 

All correspondence should be in English.

 

Deadline for submission of applications: 21 July 2014 at the latest

Visas

Fellows, from countries where Polish Embassies or Consulates exit, will have to obtain their entry visa to the country of study prior to their departure. Fellows, from countries where no such Embassy or Consulate exists, must secure their visa through the nearest Embassy of the Republic of Poland.

UNESCO and the Government of the Republic of Poland provide no allowance to defray passport and visa expenses. Selected beneficiaries will have to secure their own visas themselves.

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