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UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Engineering Fellowship Programme 2020

With a view to promoting human resource capacities in the developing countries and to enhancing international understanding and friendship among nations and the people of Poland, the Polish National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair for Science, Technology and Engineering Education at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow have placed at the disposal of certain Member States (see Annex I) thirty (30) fellowships of six (6) months duration each, in Poland, starting on 1 October 2020. The beneficiaries of these fellowships will be given the opportunity to undertake an individual research programme in the field of Science, Technology and Engineering. 

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UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Engineering Fellowship


Aim and Benefits of UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Engineering Fellowship

Facilities offered by Polish Authorities

  1. Free tuition and access to the university facilities based on the local regulations.
  2. Monthly allowance of 2200 PLN (1 USD = approximately 4,00 PLN) corresponding to the salary of a local junior research fellow. Thus, all living expenses and accommodation in Poland are to be borne by the fellow with this allowance; and;
  3. A one-time special allowance of 2200 PLN to be paid upon arrival in Poland, this sum will cover different activities related to your stay in Krakow, such as an obligatory medical check-up upon arrival (in accordance with the internal regulations for all students); cultural, historical and/or touristic visits, conferences, workshops, and seminars related to your studies.

Facilities offered by UNESCO

  1. International travel expenses: (by the most direct, economical route) from the beneficiary’s country to and from Poland will be covered by UNESCO under its Regular Programme Budget.
  2. Health insurance for fellowship beneficiaries who are declared medically fit: UNESCO fellowship holders may be covered by a health insurance policy, taken-out by the Organization for the duration of fellowship. The costs of this health insurance is subscribed to and covered by UNESCO on behalf of awarded fellows.

Requirements for UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Engineering Fellowship Qualification

  1. The selection of candidates devolves on the appropriate authorities of the Member States concerned.
  2. All applications must be channeled through the National Commission for UNESCO of the candidate’s country and should be addressed to the Director-General.
  3. The UNESCO Secretariat cannot consider individual applications. Such applications are returned to the applicants, who are advised to submit them to the competent national body, e.g., the National Commission for UNESCO in the case of requests falling within the framework of the Organization’s Regular Programme (including the Participation Programme).
  4. Candidates for fellowships financed under operational projects carried out with extra-budgetary funds must be officially appointed to those projects by the national authorities responsible for the project’s co-ordination. Once again, National Commissions for UNESCO should be informed of these nominations by the local authorities.
  5. Age of fellow: Fellowships are granted only to persons in good health who are not over 45 years of age. Exceptions may be considered when a case can be made. When the age limit is different from that mentioned above, it is specified in the criteria for application included in each announcement of a fellowship programme.
  6. It is for each Member State to lay down the recruitment procedures that it considers appropriate. In this connection UNESCO recommends procedures in keeping with the principle of equality of access to education. Such procedures imply that the fellowship offer be made widely known among those concerned and competitive examinations organized if necessary. Any interested person may apply to the appropriate national authority – in some cases, the National Commission – which is alone empowered to submit the application to the UNESCO Secretariat if it deems fit.
  7. Applicants who have exceptional merit, and who have demonstrated that they possess outstanding potential to contribute to the social, cultural and/or economic development of their country are the primary targets of UNESCO fellowships.
  8. Candidates are usually persons who have already begun their careers, or are at an advanced stage of their university education.
  9. In the main, candidates are those pursuing post-graduate studies of short-term duration. UNESCO policy is to make short-term awards, often of 6 months or under, and definitely not exceeding a maximum of one academic year (i.e. nine months). Owing to the paucity of funds, awards to under-graduate students who may pursue studies in their own countries cannot be beneficiaries of UNESCO fellowships.

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Application Deadline

April 15, 2020


How to Apply

Candidatures should be submitted by the invited Member State. Original applications in duplicate must be channelled through the National Commission for UNESCO of the candidate’s country  and  communicated to Mr Stoyan Bantchev, Chief, Participation  programme  and Fellowships  Section, by 15 April 2020 at the latest (GMT +01:00)  to  UNESCO  mailing address.  An advance copy of the application should be sent by e-mail unesco4(at)agh.edu.pls.bantchev(at)unesco.org;  l.zas-friz(at)unesco.org and [email protected]  Applications should have imperatively the following attachments in DUPLICATE: 

  1.  UNESCO fellowships application forms, ALL four (4) pages duly completed in English using capital letter (illegible documents will be eliminated from the procedure, hand writing form must include capital letter only);
  2. Two photographs attached to the applications (4x6 cm);
  3. Certified copies (in English) of Master’s Degree/ PhD obtained; and,
  4. UNESCO certificate of language knowledge, duly completed by a relevant authority, if the mother tongue of the candidate is not English.
  5. Two letters of recommendation from someone related to the candidate’s work, as well confirming the candidate’s qualifications.
  6. The endorsed candidates should register themselves to the Fellowship e-registration system available on the page: http://www.unesco.agh.edu.pl/en/ .

For more details, visit UNESCO/Poland Co-sponsorship Fellowship website


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