United Nations University (UNU) Institute of Advanced Studies – Fellowship Programme 2012

Deadline: 29 February 2012
Open to: young scholars and policymakers — especially those from the developing world
Fellowship: Depends on the programme type

Description

Each year, the UNU Institute of Advanced Studies offers Ph.D. and Postdoctoral fellowships to provide young scholars and policymakers — especially those from the developing world — a multidisciplinary context within which to pursue advanced research and training that is of professional interest to the successful applicant and of direct relevance to the research agenda of UNU.

The Fellowship Programmes provide successful applicants with a unique opportunity to:

  • develop and advance their research under the supervision of a UNU faculty member, and contribute to the overall research agenda of UNU;
  • widen their research interests and professional networks by working in an international and multidisciplinary context, and with as wider network of Japanese universities and research institutes;
  • become exposed to the workings of the international and multilateral policy process, and the broader UN system; and
  • link with other UNU Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Fellows.

The Fellows will be resident at UNU-IAS in Yokohama or the UNU-IAS operating unit in Kanazawa, Japan, for the full term of the fellowship.

For 2012, UNU-IAS will award 8–10 fellowships of the following three types:

  • UNU-IAS Ph.D. Fellowships,
  • UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowships and
  • JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships.

These fellowships will begin on 1 September 2012. The closing date for applications is 29 February 2012.

Fellowship

All necessary information about offered conditions within the framework of a particular fellowship can be found below.

Eligibility

UNU-IAS Ph.D. Fellowships
Applicants must be at the dissertation writing stage of their PhD with a research proposal accepted by the candidate’s university. Language proficiency in English is essential. Applicants from developing countries and women are particularly encouraged to apply.
UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowships

Applicants must have obtained a PhD (or at least successfully defended their doctoral dissertation), in an area broadly associated with the UNU-IAS thematic focus, prior to the application deadline. Language proficiency in English is essential. Applicants from developing countries and women are particularly encouraged to apply.

JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships

Citizens of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. Japanese nationals who do not have citizenship or permanent residency of other countries are not eligible.

Holders of a doctoral degree when the Fellowship goes into effect, which must have been received on or after 2 April 2006, or those scheduled to receive a doctorate degree before the Fellowship goes into effect.

Applicants with at least 10 months research and/or professional experience are especially encouraged to apply.

Those who have previously been awarded a fellowship under the “JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers” (excluding Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (Short-term) for North American and European Researchers and Summer Program) are not eligible.

Application

Interested and eligible candidates are invited to complete an online application form. For more information,  please visit the 2012 UNU-IAS Fellowship Programme page or the general Fellowship Programmes page on the UNU-IAS website.

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