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Call for Applications: UIL Research Scholarships 2019

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  • Date: 15 March 2019 to 30 April 2019
  • Where: (Germany)

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) will offer UIL Research Scholarships to six researchers from UNESCO Member States and/or Associate Member States. The scholarships begin in September and are for a period of one month.

Prospective scholars will be able to benefit from using UIL’s knowledge base and resources for their research in the area of lifelong learning, with a focus on adult and continuing education, literacy and non-formal basic education.

Scholars will be expected to present the research they have undertaken at UIL. Furthermore, in the months following completion of their scholarship, they must report on follow-up activities and the results of their research.

UIL will provide each scholar with a workstation and access to the considerable resources of its unique library. In addition, scholars will have a chance to exchange knowledge with other scholars, UIL staff and its external partners. They will work under the supervision of a UIL specialist, but they should also be prepared to work on their own initiative.

UIL will arrange and pay for health insurance, accommodation close to the Institute, and a return economy ticket to Hamburg, Germany. Additionally, scholars will receive a lump sum contributing to other costs incurred before, during and after their research stay at UIL (such as visa costs, transport, and daily subsistence).

In order to apply, please submit the following:

  • A cover letter
  • Your research proposal (2–4 pages)
  • A concise and up-to-date CV

Interested candidates are asked to submit their application by 30 April 2019 to UIL Research Scholarship Coordinator Ms Lisa Krolak, at: uil-lib@unesco.org.

Additional information:

Since the UIL Research Scholarship Programme was launched in 2012, a total of 52 research scholars have taken part. Participants are selected on the basis of their potential to produce articles, research papers, programme tools or policies that can be shared with decision-makers and that will have an impact on the education sector in their home countries. UIL seeks gender balance and particularly welcomes applicants from the Global South.

  • Language of event: English

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