In June 2016 the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) will offer up to four Research Scholarships for a period of one month each to researchers and policy developers from UNESCO Member States who work and research in the area of learning cities.
Examples of projects that UIL Research Scholars may work on include documenting the experience of establishing and implementing a learning city; developing a policy for a specific learning city; and conducting national, regional or international research on learning cities, focusing on issues such as sustainability or cultural diversity.
Participants will be 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 in their home countries. UIL particularly welcomes applicants from the Global South.
During their stay, Scholars will be able to benefit from UIL’s knowledge base and resources. They will also have the opportunity to share knowledge with fellow Scholars and UIL staff, and to take part in a short training course on the learning cities concept. UIL will provide each Scholar with a workstation and access to the considerable resources of its unique library.
Scholars will work under the supervision of a UIL specialist on learning cities, but they should also be prepared to work on their own initiative. They will be expected to present their research at UIL and to report on follow-up activities and the results of their research in the months following completion of their Scholarship.
UIL will arrange and pay for health insurance, accommodation close to the Institute and a return economy ticket to Hamburg. In addition, a lump sum of €500 contributing to other costs incurred before, during and after the research stay at UIL (such as visa costs, transport, and daily subsistence) will be paid upon arrival.
In order to apply, please submit the following:
- your research proposal, which should describe the intended outcomes of your research (e.g. policy paper, article, book, dissertation); and
- an up-to-date CV.
Interested candidates are asked to submit their application by 15 April 2016.
Postal applications should be sent to:
Mr Arne Carlsen
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
UIL Research Scholarship on Learning Cities