UNESCO is calling on young researchers from developing countries to apply for a series of grants under the UNESCO-Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowships Programme) funded by Japan.
The aim of the programme is to impact on capacity building and research activities in one of four fields:
– Environment, with an emphasis on Water Sciences, Water Issues, Climate Change, Engineering Capacity Building in the Developing World;
– Intercultural dialogue;
– Information and communication technologies;
– Peaceful conflict resolution.
Post graduate researchers, already holding either an M.A. or M.Sc. degree (or equivalent), no older than 40 years, can apply through their country’s National Commission.
Priority will be given to women, candidates from the least developed countries and African researchers.
Each Member State may nominate a maximum of two candidates. No applications will be considered from individuals.
All applications must be sent to the National Commission for UNESCO of the country of origin of the candidate that will then decide whether they will submit the application to UNESCO.
Deadline: 30 August 2013
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