What is it about?

Applications should be submitted on or before 30 April 2016 at the latest with advance copy by email. 

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 thirty-five (35) fellowships of six (6) months duration starting on 1st October 2016 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. For more information please visit also http://www.unesco.agh.edu.pl/en/ .

 

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Field of Research (Please refer to the list of invited Member States entitled to submit applications hereunder)


Projec No.


FIELD OF RESEARCH/PROJECT TITLE

(Number of Fellowships)


INVITED MEMBER STATES PER REGION


LIMIT OF AGE


ACADEMIC REQUIREMENT


01

Drilling Engineering (2)
Drilling and hydraulic fracturing

Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean

no more than 40 years of age

B.Sc or M.Sc degree in engineering preferably in petroleum, earth engineering, physics, mathematics or computer sciences.


02

Geophysics or Physics (1)
Study of radionuclides and rare elements deposits

Africa, Asia and the Pacific

no more than 35 years of age

B.Sc degree
Principle knowledge about rare and radioactive deposits and preferable for candidates with solid and water samples collected from deposits in his country.


03

Decision Engineering. (2)
Problem base engineering

Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean

no more than 40 years of age

B.Sc or M.Sc degree
Be able to use MS Office and drawing programs; a general knowledge related to engineering problems.



04

Automation in Mining Devices (4)

Mining devices automation

Africa,  Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean

no more than 40 years of age

B.Sc or M.Sc degree  in automation, mining devices


05

Mining devices (4)
Selected problems in operation of mining devices

Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean

no more than 40 years of age

B.Sc or M.Sc degree in engineering, mining devices.


06






07

Transport  Engineering (4)
Availability problems in transportation systems and devices (2)





Transport System Telematics (2)

Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean

no more than 40 years of age

B.Sc or M.Sc degree

(06) Be able to write computer programs, for example, be familiar with CAD/CAM/CAE; A general knowledge related to transportation programmes, including safety and reliability problems. 

(07) Candidates should have degree in mechanical/ transport engineering/ automation; be familiar transport telematics; be able to analyse reliability, maintain ability and availability of machine maintenance as well as modelling.



08

Manufacturing Transport Engineering (2)
Transportation technology system and devices.

Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean

no more than 40 years of age

B.Sc or M.Sc degree
Be able to write computer programs (be familiar with CAD/CAM/CAE), have a general knowledge related to transportation programmes, including safety and reliability problems. 


09

Sensor Engineering (1)
Inter-digital Piezoelectric transducers in Structural Health monitoring.

Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean

no more than 30 years of age

B.Sc or M.Sc degree
Experienced in the field of Piezoelectric transducers and general knowledge in ultrasound, sensor engineering, signal processing.  



10

Economic Sociology and Economics (1)
Interrelations between new technologies and social, economic life in globalizing world.

Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean

no more than 35 years of age

B.Sc or M.Sc degree in humanities or Social sciences or economy
General knowledge in world economics


11

Foundry Engineering (1)
Ecological assessment of the polymer binder in the form: copolymer of maleinic acid/modified polysaccharide.

Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean

no more than 25 years of age

B.Sc degree
General knowledge in chemistry of polymers engineering, environmental harmful substances.


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13




14

Foundry Engineering (3)
Influence of cerium on the morphology of non-metallic inclusion in microralloyed steel (1)

Evolution of chemical composition of non-metallic precipitates generated in the process of the de-oxidization and modification of lanthanum steel (1).

Influence of the neodymium on the morphology of non-metallic inclusion in steel (1).

Asia and the Pacific and Europe

no more than 40 years of age

B.Sc or M.Sc degree

General knowledge in steel metallurgy materials engineering, physics and mathematics.


15



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30

Geology (6)
Geological characteristic of tin deposit in Africa. (4) 


Geological characteristic of chromite deposit in Balkan. (1)


Geological characteristic of metallic deposit in Balkan. (1)

Africa, Asia and the Pacific


Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Europe

Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Europe

no more than 30 years of age


same as above


no more than 35 years of age

B.Sc or M.Sc degree
Basic knowledge on mineral deposits and general knowledge in geology and optical mineralogy.

Basic knowledge on mineral deposits. General knowledge in geology is required; and optical mineralogy is welcome.

Basic knowledge on mineral deposits; general knowledge in geology is required;

knowledge in optical mineralogy is welcome.


16

Computer Vision (2)
Research in computer vision and cognitive robotics.

Asia and the Pacific

no more than 25 years of age

B.Sc or M.Sc degree

Very good background in mathematics, interest in computer science, particularly in computer vision and robotics. General knowledge of programming C/C++, Matlab or Python; basic knowledge of image processing and analysis technics. Strong background in mathematics particularly in linear algebra.


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18




19

Materials Science (6)
Advanced ceramic materials-synthesis, properties and possible application (2).








Granular metals-fabrication characterization and modelling. (2)





Electrochemically Engineered Materials– synthesis, properties and possible application. (2)

Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean

no more than 30 years of age

B.Sc or M.Sc degree in materials science or chemistry.

General knowledge in materials science, (especially in ceramic technology of porous materials). Be able to work in a group, good communication skills, be highly motivated, innovative with some experimental and process development skills and an open-minded approach to new ideas and concepts.

B.Sc or M.Sc degree in Chemistry, Physics or material engineering.
General knowledge in Chemistry and Physics. Be able to work in group and have good communication skills

B.Sc or M.Sc degree in Chemistry or material engineering.
General knowledge in chemistry, especially in electrochemical method of obtaining nanostructured materials.


20

Nanotechnology (1)
MOS2 based thin films for solar energy
conversion.

Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean

no more than 30 years of age

B.Sc or M.Sc degree in Physics, chemistry or material engineering.
General knowledge in thin films, solid states physics and chemistry, methods of thin films elaboration; scientific approach to the problem; be able to work in group and good communications skills.


21

Composite Materials (1)
Local in situ composite reinforcements in ferrous casting for abrasive wear resistance enhancement

Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean

no more than 40 years of age

B.Sc or M.Sc degree in Materials Science/Materials Engineering/Metallurgy or similar subjects.
General knowledge in materials investigation techniques (e.g. x-ray diffraction, electron microscopy)


22

Computer Vision (2)
Embedded implementation of selected vision algorithms using heterogeneous Zynq SoC (System on Chip) devices

Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean

no more than 30 years of age

B.Sc or M.Sc degree
Candidates should have background in : computer science (mainly programming in C/C++/Python/Matlab/Open CV and general algorithms); basic skills in computer vision, embedded systems 5ARM processor programming and Linux OS) and FPGA devices (e.g. VHDL or Verilog, Xilinx  FPGA devices, Xilinix Zynq devices, Xilinx tools like ISE, Vivado, SDK). Only the Computer Science is mandatory, however others will greatly help finishing the project (no additional time for studying this subjects will be required).


23

Geology and Mining (1)
Analysis of use geothermal waters for energetical purposes

Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean

no more than 40 years of age

B.Sc or M.Sc degree
Engineering background in one of the following fields: mining and geology, heat transfer, civil engineering.


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25



27



28

Gas Engineering (8)
Design of compressed air energy storages in salt caverns (2)




Reservoir fluid recombination in conventional and unconventional gas-condensate wells (2)

Optimization of the gas-condensate reservoir exploitation in the recovery of ethane and LPG (2)


Nodal analysis for unconventional tight gas reservoirs. (2)

Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean

no more than 35 years of age

B.Sc or M.Sc degree in petroleum engineering, geoscience, gas engineering or mechanical engineering.


26

Geoturism (2)
Selected geological objects and their geotouristics values.

Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean

no more than 40 years of age

B.Sc or M.Sc degree in geology geophysics and environmental protection.

 

Total positions: 53

 

 

 

 

 

 

List of invited Member States entitled to submit applications

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

 

ASIA & PACIFIC

(35Member States)

•Afghanistan •Bangladesh •Bhutan • Brunei Darussalam Cambodia •China •Fiji •India •Indonesia •Kazakhstan •Kiribati •Kyrgyzstan •Lao People's Democratic Republic  •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

 

EUROPE

(9 Member States)

Armenia •Azerbaijanp •Bosnia and Herzegovina  •Croatia •Georgia •Republic of Moldova •The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia •Turkey •Ukraine

 

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN

(31 Etats membres)

•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 and access to the university facilities based on the local regulations.

 Accommodation at the AGH UST Student Campus organised for fellows by the UNESCO AGH Chair.

(ii) Monthly allowance of 1350 PLN (1 USD = approximately 3.9 PLN) corresponding to the salary of a local junior research fellow. Thus, all living expenses and accommodation in Poland are to be borne by the fellow with this allowance; and;

(iii) A one especial allowance of 1350 PLN to be paid upon arrival in Poland, this sum will cover different activities related to your stay in Krakow, such as an obligatory medical check-up upon arrival (in accordance with the internal regulations for all students); cultural, historical and/or touristic visits, conferences, workshops, and seminars related to your studies.

 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, this certificate will be given after receipt of the requested reports and financial clearance from the 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 PARTICIPATION PROGRAMME AND  FELLOWHIPS 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 by the invited Member State. Original applications in duplicate must be channelled through the National Commission for UNESCO of the candidate’s country and communicated to Mr Stoyan Bantchev, Chief, Participation programme and Fellowships Section, by 30 April 2016 at the latest (GMT +01:00)  to UNESCO mailing address. An advance copy of the application should be sent by fax (33.1) 45.68.55.03 or by e-mail unesco3(at)agh.edu.pl; s.bantchev(at)unesco.org; b.qin@unesco.org and l.zas-friz@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.

 (vi) The endorsed candidates should register themselves to the Fellowship e-registration system available on the page: www.unesco.agh.edu.pl/en/ .

Deadline 30 April 2016 at the latest

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.

 

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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