(UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme

Research Scholarship
  • Apply Before : November 29, 2019

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 4224
  • Degree Master
  • No. of Opportunity 10
  • Fields of study Environment (DRR) Intercultural Dialogue Information and Communication Technologies Peaceful Conflict Resolution
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded

Opportunity Description

Are you keen on doing research and looking for a funded opportunity? Don’t miss the fellowship opportunity offered by UNESCO. UNESCO has organized “UNESCO/Japan young researchers’ fellowship program” supported by Japan government fully to motivate researchers from 140 invited member countries of UNESCO and encourage inventive postgraduate research to build specific areas of interest to UNESCO.

Japan announces limited opportunities for all interested candidates around the globe annually.  The fellowship covers all expenses, therefore, all developing countries are warmly welcomed. It aims to contribute to post-graduate research and help developing countries in all ways of education.

More details:

Country: Japan

Deadline: 29 November 2019

Commencing date: June 2020

Termination date: Feb.2022

Level of study: Post-graduate

Duration: 3 to 9 months

Number of awards: 10


About the program:


UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme specifically work to build research activities in the below categories

  • Environment (DRR)
  • Intercultural Dialogue
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Peaceful Conflict Resolution


Profit:  A funded award

  • An amount up to US10,000
  • Covers only research cost


Who is able to apply?


  • The applicant who holds MA, MSc, and wants to build more interest in four specific areas mentioned above.
  • A qualified applicant, who is returning back to his/her home country and have contribution commitment.
  • Candidates must be younger than 40 years of age
  • Candidates must do research under the advice of an academic supervisor to provide acceptance
  • Special priority for women, candidates from least developed countries, African Researchers and those who want to follow their research in Japan
  • Candidates must know the language of the county they the research


How to apply?


  • The applicant is required to fill the application form and provide the documents completely, attach two recent Photographs
  • Proof of previous education ( transcript of grades and master’s degree)
  • A recommendation letter from the head of your job
  • Letter of acceptance from the host institute that shows the candidate is selected for the fellowship
  • Certificate of language proficiency issued by official authority either English or French
  • An essay on a research proposal




You should read full requirement and eligibility in the official website of UNESCO linked below when you are qualified, you need to contact the National Commission for UNESCO in your country for national application procedure and contact the host institution for a research supervisor. Prepare and complete your application before its submission to the National Commission for UNESCO.


After all, the National Commission for UNESCO of your country will nominate the eligible and most qualified candidates before November 30, 2018. Finally, you will be informed if you are nominated by a national commission to submit a copy of your application to submission emails below.


Submission email: s.bantchev@unesco.org   cc: l.zas-friz@unesco.org , v.lopy@unesco.org


Note: computer facilities, publications, and meetings in conferences are not part of the scholarship grant but a good consideration is given to the best research proposal, and best contribution in the four mentioned categories. Candidates will be selected after deep consideration of their background of knowledge then best applicants will be awarded a letter which a way to enter this scholarship.


For more details please visit the UNESCO website.

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