Type of Funding
The Polish National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair for Science, Technology and Engineering at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland, are offering 20 UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships of 6 months duration commencing 1 October 2019, to young graduate and post-graduate researchers from eligible developing Member States in the fields of Science, Technology and Engineering.
Fellows can choose any of the 27 research projects available in the following fields:
- Biomedical Engineering (4 projects),
- Civil Engineering and Transport (2)
- Earth Science and the Environment (10)
- Environmental Engineering, Mining and Energy (2)
- Materials Engineering (1)
- Mechanical Engineering (6)
- Sociological Sciences (2)
The Polish authorities will provide free tuition and access to the university facilities and give Fellows a monthly allowance of PLN 1600 for living and accommodation expenses, which corresponds to the salary of a local junior research fellow. Fellows will also receive a one-time special allowance of PLN 1600 upon arrival in Poland. At the end of the research studies, Fellows will receive a certificate attesting to their attendance at the host institution.
UNESCO will cover the Fellows’ international travel expenses by the most direct, economical route, from the beneficiary’s country to and from Poland, as well as provide health insurance cover.
Applicants must be from invited developing countries in Africa, the Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean (see Official Website for list of eligible countries).
Depending on the fellowship undertaken, applicants have to be no more than 25, 30 or 34 years of age and must hold relevant Bachelors or Masters degrees (refer to the Official Website for specific requirements for each fellowship).
Original applications in duplicate must be channelled through the National Commission for UNESCO of the candidate’s country and submitted by 30 April 2019.