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Offer: UNESCO Fellowships Programme

Target candidates:

Graduate and Postgraduate candidates for study abroad wishing to:

·Pursue training;
·Undertake advanced research;
·Upgrade skills; or
·Attend specialized or refresher courses.

Priority attention:

· Women candidates;
· Candidates from LDCs (Lest Developed Countries), SIDS (Small Island Developing States) as well as from PCPD countries (post conflict/post disaster) and/or in transition.

Qualifications required:

·University degree, i.e. at least a B.A. or B.Sc.
·Be not more than 45 years of age.

Additional qualifications:

Applicants must have exceptional merit, and have demonstrated that they possess outstanding potential to contribute to the social, cultural and economic development of their country.

Language proficiency:

Candidates must be proficient in reading and writing the language of instruction in the proposed country of study.

Field of study:

All applications must be closely aligned with "UNESCO's expected strategic objectives and programme priorities" as decided by the 161st and 165th session of the Executive Board (161 EX/Decision 3.6.3 and 165 EX/Decision 8.6 respectively).

It is therefore recommended that the proposed study programme(s) coincide(s) with the designated priorities for each of the fice Major Programme as described in the approved Programme and Budget for 2010-2011 (35 C/5 ).

Completed application form(s) IMP/0023A (x.95) should be sent by 30 April 2010 to the:

Participation Programme and Fellowships Section
7, place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris 07 SP – France

(advance copy)
Fax: 33-1 4568.5503
Email: fellowships@unesco.org

Who submits:

The National Commission for UNESCO of the candidate’s country submits the application(s), clearly indicating the order of priority. Applications from individuals will not be accepted.

Duration of studies:

Minimum: 1 (one) month;
Maximum: 6 (six) months.

Dates of study:

Any time between 1st September 2010 and 31 December 2011.

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