UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme

Eligible Geographic Areas
153 Member States from Africa, the Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Tokelau and the Palestinian Autonomous Territories.
Follow link http://www.sav.sk/uploads/a0430898582/list%20of%20invited%20countries%202008.doc for complete list of eligible countries.

Information about the funding opportunity
Aims to impact on capacity building and research activities in the following areas:
i) Environment (with particular attention to Water Sciences);
ii) Intercultural Dialogue;
iii) Information and Communication Technologies;
iv) Peaceful conflict resolution.

Description, Remarks/Restrictions
UNESCO's policy is to make short-term awards, often of 6 months or under, and definitely not exceeding a maximum of one academic year (i.e. nine months)

Funding Web Address

Between US$6,000 and US$10,000.


Deadline for Application

How to apply
Applications must be submitted with the required documentation on the UNESCO Fellowship Application Form (duplicate copy), which can be downloaded at http://unesdoc.unesco.org/ulis/circulars/cl3695bis.pdf. For further information follow link to Announcement letter containing the application guidelines.

Application guidelines path

Eligible research topics
Environment, with particular emphasis on Water Sciences.

Who can apply
Candidates must be post-graduate researchers, of no more than 40 years of age, already holding either an M.A. or M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) and wishing to pursue research work abroad (preferably in their own region). The selected Fellow must carry out the research under the auspices of an academic supervisor in a host institution. Priority will be given to women, candidates from least developed countries, and Palestinian researchers.

Contact details

Contact Address
Fellowships Programme Section
7 Place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris

+33 (1) 45 68 55 03


Donor Organization(s)
  • UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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