Apply for UNESCO/ISEDC Fellowships!

Deadline: 30 May 2014
Open to: nationals of developing and countries in transition proficient in Russian, having background in Economics and not being older than 25
Remuneration: stipend of ca. US$ 800 per month


The aim of the fellowships programme is to enhance the capacity-building and human resources development in the area of sustainable and renewable energy sources in developing countries and countries in transition. The training activities in the framework of these fellowships are tenable in specialized institutions in the Russian Federation. The medium of instruction will be English. UNESCO will solicit applications from the developing countries and countries in transition. The UNESCO Category II International Center for Sustainable Energy Development (ISEDC) in Moscow, Russian Federation, is offering 20 fellowships of four weeks duration each in 2014.The fellowships will take place from 6 to 31 October 2014.

The candidates may choose to study in the following fields of study:

  • Energy and sustainable development;
  • Ecological management of energy resources;
  • Renewable energy;
  • Sustainable and renewable energy power generation.


Eligibile to apply are nationals of developing and countries in transition. Check the full list HERE. They should also meet the following criteria:

  • Be holders of at least a BSc degree or BA in Economics;
  • Be proficient in Russian language;
  • Be not older than 25.

Remuneration and benefits

  • Beneficiaries will be exempt of paying tuition fees for the entire duration of studies/training;
  • Fellows will undertake studies/training under the supervision of an advisor or study director that will be provided by the host institution;
  • The donor Government will pay stipends to beneficiaries on a monthly basis, in local currency. The stipend amounting to US$ 800 is intended to cover living expenses such as accommodation, meals, pocket expenses, and incidentals. The donor will determine the amount of the stipend to be granted to beneficiaries;
  • ISEDC will assist in obtaining modest housing for the fellows;
  • UNESCO will cover the cost of the round-trip international travel at the most economical rate and the most direct flight;
  • UNESCO will pay a one-time travel allowance amounting to US$100 prior to the fellows’ departure for the Russian Federation;
  • To avail of this entitlement, beneficiaries should be declared medically fit by the UNESCO Medical Service that examines the complete medical dossiers.

No provisions can be made to finance or lodge the fellows’ family members. UNESCO and ISEDC provide no allowance to defray passport and visa expenses. Beneficiaries will be required to submit to UNESCO a short progress report co-signed with the academic supervisor at the end of the first month and a final report upon termination of the fellowship. These reports could be written in English or in French and copies of which will be furnished to ISEDC.


All applications should be endorsed by the National Commission for UNESCO and must be duly completed in English or French with the following attachments in duplicate:

  • The prescribed UNESCO fellowship application form (p.8);
  • Six photographs;
  • Certified photocopies of Diplomas;
  • Certificate of English Language proficiency;
  • Subsequently, for those who have been selected, the UNESCO medical examination form duly completed by a recognized physician (not more than four months before the actual date of studies). The prescribed form of which will be sent along with the letter of award. Expenses incurred in the constitution of the medical dossiers will not be reimbursed.

Files which are incomplete or received after the deadline for the submission of applications and candidatures, and do not fulfil the requirements mentioned above, will not be considered. Each invited Member State is requested to nominate not more than two candidates. Note that the election process goes through the National Commissions. Read more about the application process.

The deadline for submission is 30 May 2014. Candidates not informed of their selection by 1 September 2014 should consider that their applications have not been approved.

Check the official web-site.

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