UNESCO have started the project “UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme” {UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme) in the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the Capacity-Building of Human Resources. The fellowships to be awarded to deserving candidates from developing countries, especially to those who may wish to pursue research studies in Japan, to women, candidates from LDCs, Africa and SIDS countries who are eager to undertake research.

Number of fellowships: 10

Funding: funded under the Japanese Funds-in-Trust; Lump-sum contribution of US$10,000

Research Areas:

  • Environment (with particular attention on disaster risk reduction (DRR)
  • Intercultural Dialogue
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Peaceful conflict resolution

Duration of proposed research: 3 to maximum 9 months

Eligibility:

Applicants, a maximum of TWO from each applying National Commission, must meet the following general criteria:

  • Candidates under this Programme must be post-graduate researchers, already holding either an M.A. or M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) and wishing to pursue research work abroad (preferably in their own region) with a view to enhancing knowledge. Thus, those who are in the process of completing their Master’s degree must have completed it PRIOR to taking up their Fellowship.
  • Candidates must be persons of high intellectual promise who may be expected to make significant contributions to their country on return.
  • Candidates must be no more than 40 years of age.
  • Candidates must be proficient in reading and writing the language of instruction in the proposed country of study/research.
Quick Overview————-
Organization UNESCO and Government of Japan
Country France, Japan
Fellowship Level Research awards
Subject areas Specified above
Fellowship amount US$10,000
Eligibility Open to candidates from developing countries
Deadline

17 January 2020

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