UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowship Programme 2018

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 some Member States of UNESCO (including Ghana) forty (40) fellowships of six (6) months duration each, in Poland, starting on 1 October 2018.

The beneficiaries of these fellowships will be given the opportunity to undertake an individual research programme in the field of Science, Technology and Engineering.

FIELD OF RESEARCH AND LIST OF PROJECT PROPOSALS

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Kindly find the required qualifications in the attached document.

Qualifications

 

FACILITIES OFFERED BY POLISH AUTHORITIES

(i) Free tuition and access to the university facilities based on the local regulations. Accommodation at the AGH UST Student Campus organised for fellows by the UNESCO AGH Chair.

(ii) Monthly allowance of 1600 PLN (1 USD = approximately 4,0 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;

(iii) A one-time special allowance of 1600 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.

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, this certificate will be given after receipt of the requested reports and financial clearance from the Institution.

FACILITIES OFFERED BY UNESCO

(i) 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.

(ii) 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.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

Applications should include the following attachments in TRIPLICATE:

(i)  UNESCO fellowships application forms, including medical certificate, ALL four (4) pages duly completed in English using capital letters (illegible documents will be eliminated from the procedure, hand writing form must include capital letter only);

(ii) Two photographs attached to the applications (4×6 cm);

(iii) Certified copies (in English) of Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree/ PhD obtained; and,

(iv) UNESCO certificate of language knowledge, duly completed by a relevant authority, if the mother tongue of the candidate is not English.

(v) Two letters of recommendation from someone related to the candidate’s work, as well confirming the candidate’s qualifications.

(vi)  The completed application dossiers should be hand delivered to the Ghana National Commission for UNESCO for consideration.

(vii) The endorsed candidates should register themselves in the Fellowship e-registration system available at http://www.unesco.agh.edu.pl/en/ .

Deadline: Wednesday, 4th April, 2018

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