Friday, September 08, 2006

Call for UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Fellowship Applications for Young Researchers

UNESCO invites young researchers in developing countries to apply for grants through the UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowship Program, financed for the seventh time by Japan through funds-in-trust dedicated to the development of human resources. The program – named after the late Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi who was known for his commitment to development issues – offers a total of 20 fellowships for a maximum value of US$10,000 each. They target post-graduate university researchers with a Masters degree, or equivalent, in one of four fields: the environment, inter-cultural dialogue, information and communication technology, and peaceful conflict resolution.

Director-General Ko├»chiro Matsuura has called on all of UNESCO’s National Commissions, Permanent Delegations to UNESCO, and the Organization’s field offices, to invite potential candidates to apply for the fellowships, through their National Commission. Applications must reach UNESCO Headquarters in Paris before January 12, 2007.

How to apply?
Download fellowship application form

©Photo: UNESCO; Keizo Obuchi

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