The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization are a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN). Its purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter.
About the Fellowship
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has initiated a fellowships for a short term Duration: (6 months maximum) and is intended for specialized training at the postgraduate level. Priority targets are promising and qualified specialists who seek to undertake advanced research or to upgrade their skills and knowledge of state-of-the-art developments in their field of study or work. The fellowships target Graduate and Postgraduate candidates for study abroad wishing to pursue training, undertake advanced research, upgrade skills, or attend specialized or refresher courses.
Applicants should have a University degree, i.e. at least a B.A. or B.Sc. and should not be more than 45 years of age.
Applicants must have exceptional merit, and have demonstrated that they possess outstanding potential to contribute to the social, cultural and economic development of their country. Candidates must be proficient in reading and writing the language of instruction in the proposed country of study.
Priority will be given to well-planned programmes, particularly those for which the necessary contacts have been made in advance with the host institution.
The maximum cost should not exceed US $15,000 to cover either partially or fully expenses related to the study programme. Should the proposed study programme need additional funds, other sources must be sought by the candidate to ensure completion of studies. Written confirmation issued by other funding sources will be required. Entitlements of fellows, including health and accident insurance, are standardized, in accordance with the rules and regulations governing Fellowships Programmes.
Duration: 6 months