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UNESCO-Keizo Obuchi Fellowships for Young Researchers

UNESCO is calling on young researchers from developing countries to apply for a series of grants under the UNESCO-Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers' Fellowships Programme) funded by Japan.

The programme, named in honour of a former Prime Minister of Japan, provides twenty research fellowships worth between USD 6,000 – 10,000 each. Eligible candidates are postgraduate researchers (holding a Masters degree or its equivalent) in four areas – the environment (with particular emphasis on water sciences), intercultural dialogue, information and communication technologies, and peaceful resolution of conflicts.

Young researchers from 140 countries are invited to apply to their respective National Commissions, which will select a maximum of two candidates. All applications must reach UNESCO’s Paris Headquarters by 7 January 2011. A special committee comprising experts from the four research fields will study the applications and present the donor country with their short-list.

Contact: Agnès Bardon, UNESCO Division of Public Information; tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 17 64; email: a.bardon@unesco.org; portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=14635&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html