UNESCO announces UNESCO-Japan Young Research Fellowship Programme (UNESCO/ KEIZO OBUCHI Research Fellowships Programme) 2018

UNESCO Japan Young Research Fellowship Programme 2018 – UNESCO Headquarters, Paris has invited nominations for the UNESCO/ Japan Young Research Fellowship Programme (UNESCO/ KEIZO OBUCHI Research Fellowships Programme) cycle 2018


Also See : Scholarship 2018


About the UNESCO

  • Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the capacity building for Human Resources, The Govt. of Japan has generously offered to finance 10 research fellowships, responding to its commitment to impact on capacity building.
  • The aim of the fellowships is to support innovative and imaginative post-graduate research in four areas of development of particular interest to UNESCO.

Objective of the Program

  • The UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme focuses on postgraduate research activities in the following areas:
  • Environment, with particular emphasis on disaster risk reduction (DRR);
  • Intercultural dialogue;
  • information and communication technologies; and
  • peaceful conflict resolution
  • Nominations should be forwarded to the Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO (INCCU) latest by 15th November 2018 (and should not be sent directly to UNESCO) at the following address for onward transmission to UNESCO, Paris.


Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Candidates under this program must be post-graduate researchers, already holding either an M.A. or M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) and wishing to pursue research work abroad (preferable in their own region) with a view to enhancing knowledge in one of the four specific fields mentioned in paragraph below
  • 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 no more than 40 years of age. Thus, applicants born before 01st January 1978 will not be considered under the Program


Application Procedure

  • All applications must be submitted with the required documentation on the UNESCO Fellowship Application Form. Each Member State may nominate a maximum of two 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 reach the Section of Participation Program and Fellowships, UNESCO, 7, Place de Fontenoy 75352 Paris 07 SP before 30th September 2018 midnight and an advance copy may be sent by e-mail [email protected]


Important Dates for UNESCO-Japan Young Research Fellowship Programme

  • All the Applications should be sent to UNESCO by midnight on 30th November 2018