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UNESCO-JAPAN Research Fellowships For Developing Countries

September 08, 2015

Eligible fields  Environment (in particular Water Sciences), inter-cultural dialogue, ICT, peaceful conflicts resolution

Type of fellowship  Research fellowship. UNESCO’s mission is both educational and cultural. In the area of training UNESCO endeavours:

  • To promote research related to training with a view to developing strategies for the enhancement of human resource capacities;
  • To assist in establishing and operating institutions dedicated to training in all its fields of competence;
  • To help countries to formulate national policies that will achieve capacity building and training goals;
  • To stimulate debate on important topics related to training;
  • To strengthen institutional capacity for training so that countries and regions can find their own paths to self-sufficiency rather than depend on imported expertise;
  • To foster intercultural dialogue and cross-cultural understanding through innovative forms of training;
  • To set international standards for capacity building; and,
  • To provide linkages and networking facilities that may enhance the work of both individuals and institutions through resource sharing and community partnerships in training projects.

Target group  All, but priority to: women, candidates from LDCs and Palestine

Age limit  40

Host info  1 or 2 countries abroad (any country)

Duration  Min.: 3 months, max.: 9 months

Number of awards given each year  20 yearly

Eligible costs 

• roundtrip fare home country- host institution

• international or domestic travel costs for the approved itinerary

• personal subsistence abroad

• research costs

• local transport (e.g. commuting)

• medical insurance

Non eligible costs 

• computer or equipment purchases

• publication costs

• attendance at conferences (except if part of the research)

• passport and visa expenses

• provisions for accompanying members

Amounts  Max: $6,000 -$10,000, with a max. average of $1,000/1,800 per month for accommodation and meals (including local transportation and incidentals). Amount paid in 2/3 installments


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