[URBANTH-L] FUNDING: UNESCO Fellowships in Support of Priority Program Areas

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Fri Mar 3 12:21:52 EST 2006

UNESCO Fellowships Program in Support of Priority Programme Areas

Awards up to $15,000
Deadline:  April 30, 2006

The fellowships offered under this scheme are of short term duration, from
one to six months for completion between September 1 2006 and December 31
2007, and are intended for specialized training at the post-graduate level.
Candidates should be promising and qualified specialists who seek to
undertake advanced research or to upgrade their skills and knowledge of
state-of-the-art developments in their field of study or work.

Principal priority areas are:
*  Education - basic education for all, with special attention being given
to literacy, HIV/AIDS prevention and education, and teacher training in
sub-Saharan Africa
*  Sciences - water and associated ecosystems
*  Social and Human Sciences - ethics of science and technology, with
emphasis on bioethics
*  Culture - promoting cultural diversity, with special emphasis on the
tangible and intangible heritage
*  Communication and Information - empowering people through access to
information and knowledge with special emphasis on freedom of expression

Applications will be accepted from graduate and post-graduate candidates for
study abroad wishing to pursue training, undertake advanced research,
upgrade skills, or attend specialized or refresher courses.  Priority
attention will be given to women, and those from the Least Developed
Countries (LDCs).  Candidates must have a university degree, be not more
than 45 years of age, and have demonstrated that they possess outstanding
potential that would enable them to make a significant contribution to their
country upon their return.  The maximum cost should not exceed USD $15,000
to cover, either partially or fully, expenses related to the study program.
Should the proposed study program need additional funds, other sources must
be sought.

Chief, Fellowships Section, UNESCO
7, place de Fontenoy
Paris 07 SP
Tel:  +33 (0) 1 45 68 13 13
Fax:  +33 (0) 1 45 68 55 02/03
fellowships at unesco.org



Social Science Research Council Predissertation Fellowship for International
Awards up to $7,000 for International Research and/or Training
Deadline:  March 31, 2006

The Social Science Research Council is pleased to announce the
Predissertation Fellowship for International Collaboration (PFIC [see
attached flyer]).  Graduate students from the humanities or social sciences
who are currently enrolled in a PhD program at an accredited university in
the United States are eligible to apply.  Applicants must remain at the
predissertation level throughout the fellowship tenure.  Fellowships may
include up to three months of dedicated research and/or training outside of
the United States.

PFIC specifically emphasizes the importance of international collaboration
on dissertation projects that involve international field research.
Selected fellows will be expected to conduct their research and/or training
under the supervision of a scholar in a country of their choice outside of
the United States.  This collaboration will provide valuable insights on the
viability of the proposed dissertation project and on its relevance,
salience, and reception in the region of study.  PFIC will also provide
fellows with a network of professional contacts in preparation for future
dissertation field work, equally emphasizing regional knowledge and
approaches, alongside the training provided by the fellow's home university
and primary advisor.

Applicants need not have worked previously with colleagues in the proposed
country of research; however, they must make arrangements to work with a
relevant scholar prior to submitting their application.  The SSRC encourages
students to rely upon existing networks of and recommendations from their
advisors, professors, and/or fellow graduate students when searching for a
potential colleague with whom to collaborate abroad.

As a condition of these awards, each fellow is expected to attend two
workshops - the first in May 2006 and the second in late fall 2006 (the
first workshop will be held at the SSRC offices in New York City, and the
location of the second workshop will be determined at a later date).

Full funding for this fellowship and related activities is provided by the
Ford Foundation.

For more information regarding these fellowships and/or to access the SSRC's
on-line application system, please consult the following website:
http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/PFIC, or contact program staff at
pfic at ssrc.org.

Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Phone:  (212) 377-2700
Fax:  (212) 377-2727

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