Apply now for the Japan Young Researcher’s Fellowships of US$6,000 to US$10,000

 

Deadline: 26 December 2014

The Japanese Funds-in-Trust and UNESCO are pleased to offer funding opportunity for Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowships Programme (UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme). The aim of the fellowships is to support innovative and imaginative post-graduate research in areas of development of particular interest to UNESCO. A maximum amount between US$6,000 to US$10,000 will be awarded to 20 selected candidates from developing and least developed countries.

The duration of proposed research will range from 3 months to 9 months, starting from April 2015 till January 2017.At the end of the Fellowship, the beneficiary must agree to return to his/her home country so that knowledge acquired may be put to good use in local research and training programmes.

Research Topics

  • Environment (with particular emphasis on water sciences).
  • Intercultural Dialogue.
  • Information and Communication Technologies.
  • Peaceful conflict resolution.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Candidates must be post-graduate researchers, already holding either an M.A. or M.Sc. degree and wishing to pursue research work abroad. Thus, those who are in the process of completing their Master’s degree must have completed it prior to taking up their Fellowship.
  2. Candidates must be persons of high intellectual promise who may be expected to make significant contributions to their country on return.
  3. Candidates must be no more than 40 years of age. Thus, applicants born before 1 January 1975 will not be considered under the Programme.
  4. The selected Fellow must carry out the research under the auspices of an academic supervisor in a host institution. Confirmation of acceptance from the academic supervisor is imperative.
  5. Priority attention will be given to:
    1. Women candidatures
    2. Candidates from least developed countries (LDCs)
    3. African researchers
  6. Candidates must be proficient in reading and writing the language of instruction in the proposed country of study/research.

Application Procedures

  • All applications must be submitted with the required documentation on the UNESCO Fellowship Application Form.
  • Each Member State may nominate a maximum of two (2) candidates. It is the National Commission’s responsibility to select the two candidates whose applications it wishes to submit to UNESCO.
  • The application(s) should be submitted to the address given on the website and an advance copy should be  sent by fax or email, given on the website.

The application must include the following attachments:

  • The UNESCO Fellowship application form duly completed in duplicate. Two recent photographs should be included with the form.
  • Certified copies of degrees or diplomas (including transcript of grades) in duplicate. Proof of having obtained a Master’s Degree must be included.
  • A letter of recommendation from someone familiar with the candidate’s work.
  • A host institute’s letter of acceptance.
  • The certificate of language proficiency (on the UNESCO form) duly completed in duplicate for the language of the country of study (should this be different from the candidate’s mother tongue) issued by an official authority.
  • A detailed description, one to two page(s) (maximum), in either English or French, of the research work for which the candidature is being put forward

For more information, please visit: Young Researcher’s Fellowship.

UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowships Programme 2015

Credits: Unesco and Government of Japan

Credits: Unesco and Government of Japan

Deadline: December 26, 2014

Location: Japan.
Scholarship Provider: Government of Japan.

Applications are invited for up to 20 available UNESCO Fellowships to undertake postgraduate research in one of the four areas of development of particular interest to UNESCO. Research must be carried out under the auspices of an academic supervisor in a host institution. Candidates must be no more than 40 years of age and must be persons of high intellectual promise who may be expected to make significant contributions to their country on return. Priority attention will be given to women candidatures, candidates from least developed countries (LDCs) and African researchers. Selected beneficiaries will be required to submit an interim and a final report describing the results of the research undertaken.

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 in one of the four specific fields. 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. Thus, applicants born before 1 January 1975 will not be considered under the Programme.
  • The selected Fellow must carry out the research under the auspices of an academic supervisor in a host institution. Confirmation of acceptance from the academic supervisor is imperative.
  • Priority attention will be given to: Women candidatures, Candidates from least developed countries (LDCs) and African researchers
    Candidates must be proficient in reading and writing the language of instruction in the proposed country of study/research.

Cost:

The Fellowships financed by Japan and administered by UNESCO will consist of the following: A maximum amount between US$6,000 to US$10,000 will be awarded to selected candidates. The amount, to be paid in two or three instalments, is intended to cover research costs only, and will not be negotiable. No other costs will be considered and grants will be neither extended nor renewed.

Scholarship Open for International Students: UNESCO/JapanCandidates of Africa (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea,  Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe), Arab States (Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia and Yemen), Asia and the Pacific (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Federal States of Micronesia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Nieu, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Vietnam), Latin America and the Caribbean (Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Sarvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela), Europe and North America (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine) and Associate Member State (Tokelau) can apply for these UNESCO fellowships.

Visit Official Page for more information and how to apply 

POSITION UNDER THE COMMUNICATION AND COORDINATION OFFICER FOR UNESCO PROJECT IN JORDAN

 

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Description

UNESCO will implement a four-year project focused on the media sector in Jordan as a platform for democratic dialogue and a crucial instrument to transparency and accountability in a democratic society. Its main objective is to strengthen an enabling regulatory and institutional environment and to build the capacity for an independent, quality based media sector serving the entire population. Primary beneficiaries will be those working in the media sector, however, secondary beneficiaries will be the Jordanian society as a whole that relies on the media as a major source of information.

The Communication and Coordination Officer is a core member of the project team who will be responsible for the overall visibility and outreach of the project and its activities, in addition to maintaining constant and efficient communication between project staff and the donor, partners, and beneficiaries. Their prime responsibility is to make sure that project outputs achieved are visible according to a clearly defined communication strategy and abiding by the guidelines of both organizations, UNESCO and the EU, to ensure that all deliverables under the project receive adequate media attention and are communicated to different audiences in an effective manner.

Eligibility

  • Advanced university degree (equivalent to a Master degree) in Communication or Information Sciences, Media and Journalism, Political Science, International Relations, International Development or in any other related field relevant to the themes addressed by the project.
  • Up to 2 years of relevant professional experience (less than 1 year for candidate with PhD) in the area of communication, journalism and/or information management at the national and/or sub-regional level;
  • Experience in working in the implementation of national and/or sub-regional projects in the area of communication, journalism and information;
  • Experience to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Experience in working with information technology.

Remuneration

Annual salary is 55 300 USD approximately. Duration of the contract is initially for a one-year period, with potential of renewal.

Application

Application deadline is 20 July 2014 at midnight (Amman).

To apply, send your CV and a cover letter, by email to amman@unesco.org. Please label the subject line ‘Coordination/Communication Officer, Support to Media’.

For further information read the official call HERE.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

UNESCO invites qualified students to apply for the 2014 UNESCO Internship programme. The purpose pf the programme is to offer selected graduate and postgraduate students in a field related to the work of UNESCO the opportunity to supplement their academic knowledge with practical work assignments and to enable them gain a better understanding of UNESCO’s mandate and programmes. The duration of an internship generally ranges between 2 and 6 months.

The programme also allows students of bilingual secretarial schools/technical institutions to gain practical experience in an international organization.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Students must be enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate degree programme in a university or equivalent institution at the time of application.
  • Applicants pursuing their studies in a country where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages must have completed at least 3 years of full time studies in a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree.
  • Applicants must be undertaking studies in areas related to UNESCO’s field of competence (education, culture, sciences, communication and social sciences) or in other areas which support UNESCO’s work (law, human resource management, management studies, international relations, etc).

DEADLINE: Not specified

To apply and for more information visit here