UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning CONFINTEA Research Scholarships in Germany, 2018

In September 2018, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) will offer at least three CONFINTEA Research Scholarships for a period of one month each to researchers from the UNESCO Member States and/or Associate Member States.

UIL will provide each scholar with a workstation and access to the considerable resources of its unique library. In addition, scholars will have a chance to exchange knowledge with other scholars, UIL staff and its external partners.

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is located in a beautiful historic villa in Hamburg, Germany, and is one of UNESCO’s seven education Institutes. UIL supports the Member States in the field of lifelong learning with a focus on adult and continuing education, literacy and non-formal basic education. It pays special attention to UNESCO’s Global Priority Africa and Global Priority Gender Equality. It has one of the largest libraries in the world within its specialized field and hosts the world’s longest-running journal of comparative education and lifelong learning.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to researchers and education professionals from the UNESCO Member States.
  • Study Subject: Prospective scholars will be able to benefit from using UIL’s knowledge base and resources for their research in the area of lifelong learning with a focus on adult and continuing education, literacy, and non-formal basic education.
  • Scholarship Award: UIL will arrange and pay for health insurance, accommodation close to the Institute, and a return economy ticket to Hamburg, Germany, where the Institute is based. Additionally, scholars will receive a lump sum of €500 contributing to other costs incurred before, during and after their research stay at UIL (such as visa costs, transport, and daily subsistence).
  • Nationality: Available to applicants from the UNESCO Member States.
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to three scholarships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Hamburg, Germany

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Available to applicants from the UNESCO Member States.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

Researchers and education professionals from the UNESCO Member States who work in the area of lifelong learning with a focus on adult education and continuing education, literacy and non-formal basic education.

Participants are selected on the basis of their potential to produce:

  • Policy proposals;
  • Programme tools;
  • Articles; and
  • Research papers

That can be shared with decision-makers in their home countries.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Research Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: An official call for applications, which outlines the application process, is published every March. The deadline for applications is the end of May. Successful candidates will be informed in early June. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep informed about upcoming calls for applications. 

Interested candidates are asked to submit their application by 31 May 2018 to UIL Research Scholarship Coordinator Ms Lisa Krolak, at uil-lib-at-unesco.org:

  • A covering letter
  • A brief research proposal
  • An up-to-date CV

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