UNESCO/POLAND Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme in Engineering, 2013

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United Nation Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization offers Fellowships programme in the field of Science, Technology and Engineering. Thirty-two (32) fellowships of six (6) months duration starting on 1st October 2013 for the benefit of Member States will be awarded. Beneficiaries of these fellowships will be given the opportunity to undertake an individual research programme in the field of Science, Technology and Engineering. Application should be submitted till 21st June 2013. . 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 at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow are placing at the disposal of UNESCO thirty-two (32) fellowships of six (6) months duration starting on 1st October 2013 for the benefit of Member States listed in Annex I. Beneficiaries of these fellowships will be given the opportunity to undertake an individual research programme in the field of Science, Technology and Engineering..  The Fellowships are available to undertake an individual research programme.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Fellowships are provided in the field of Science, Technology and Engineering.
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· Hold the Bachelor’s or M.Sc. degrees;
· Be proficient in reading and writing English;
· Be not more than 45 years of age; and,
· Be in good health, both physically and mentally.
Benefits of the scholarship:  Facilities offered by Polish Authorities: – Free tuition; – Monthly allowance of 1350 PLN (approximately US $450) corresponding to the salary of a local junior research fellow. Thus, all living expenses in Poland are to be borne by the fellow with this allowance; and; -An installation allowance of 1350 PLN to be paid upon arrival in Poland. No provision to finance or lodge family members is made. At the end of the research studies, the beneficiaries will receive a certificate attesting to their attendance at the host institution. Facilities offered by UNESCO: – 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. – 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.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Fellowships are offered for six months duration.
Number of scholarships:  Thirty-two (32) fellowships of six (6) months duration starting on 1st October 2013 for the benefit of Member States

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