The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is 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 offers a fellowships programme which is to enhance the capacity-building and human resources development in the area of sustainable and renewable energy sources in developing countries and countries in transition. The training activities in the framework of these fellowships are tenable in specialized institutions in the Russian Federation. The medium of instruction will be English. UNESCO will solicit applications from the developing countries and countries in transition.
Holder of at least a BSc degree or BA in Economics;
Proficient in the Russian language;
Not more than 25 years of age. Monetary Support
Beneficiaries will be exempt of paying tuition fees for the entire Duration: of studies/training;
Fellows will undertake studies/training under the supervision of an advisor or study director that will be provided by the host institution;
The donor Government will pay stipends to beneficiaries on a monthly basis, in local currency. The stipend amounting to eight hundred (800) US dollars is intended to cover living expenses such as accommodation, meals, pocket expenses, and incidentals. The donor will determine the amount of the stipend to be granted to beneficiaries;
ISEDC will assist in obtaining modest housing for the fellows.
UNESCO will cover the cost of the round-trip international travel at the most economical rate and the most direct flight UNESCO will pay a one-time travel allowance amounting to US$100 (one hundred US dollars) prior to the fellows’ departure for the Russian Federation.
Health insurance. To avail of this entitlement, beneficiaries should be declared medically fit by the UNESCO Medical Service that examines the complete medical dossiers.