Launch of new cycle of UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Fellowships for young researchers
UNESCO is inviting young researchers from developing countries to apply for grants through the UNESCO-Keizo Obuchi Programme (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme) financed by Japan.
This programme named after the former prime minister of Japan, offers a total of 20 research scholarships valued between US$6,000 to US$10,000 each. The scholarships are awarded to post-graduate university researchers (holding a Masters degree or an equivalent qualification) in one of four fields: environment (with particular emphasis on Water Sciences), intercultural dialogue, information and communication technologies, and peaceful conflict resolution.
Young researchers from 140 countries are invited to submit their applications through National Commissions for UNESCO which will nominate a maximum of 2 candidates per country. The applications should reach UNESCO Headquarters in Paris before 13 January 2012.
A special Selection Committee made of experts in the four research fields concerned will examine the applications and propose a preselected list of candidates to submit to the donor country.
The applications should be sent to:
Fellowships Section, UNESCO, 7, Place de Fontenoy 75352 Paris.
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