UNDP Human Development Scholarships for Asia-Pacific

June 30, 2009 by
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Deadline: 1 September each year
Study in: any Country
Level of Study: Doctoral Research Fellowship
Research Themes: Human Development, under a special theme –  Climate Change and Human Development (for 2009)

Objective:
The aim of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Academic Fellowships for Asia and Pacific is to analyse issues from the human development perspective, with a focus on fostering creative thinking and innovative research on the subject among young people.

Eligibility:
• Be a citizen of a developing country in the Asia Pacific region
• Have a Masters degree in a relevant discipline such as a social science, liberal arts, or management and be currently enrolled as a full time Ph.D. student
• Have identified a human development-related topic
• Submit a proposal approved by her/his direct supervisor at the University in which Ph.D. is being pursued
• Be younger than age 30. In exceptional cases the age requirement may be relaxed to 35 years to accommodate candidates who have returned to fulltime study after a period of work and/or family responsibilities
• Not be a UN Staff member

Scholarship Coverage:
US$ 10,000 funds will be used to develop a dissertation on a pre-approved topic. In addition, Fellows may be expected to present their work in workshops/seminars and other events arranged by UNDP (travel-related costs will be covered separately).

How to apply:
Visit the official website for complete application instructions.

Contact Information:
Applications or any queries should be sent, preferably by email, to hdfellowships.rcc@undp.org or to:

UNDP Asia Pacific Human Development Academic Fellowship
Human Development Report Unit
UNDP Regional Centre for Asia Pacific, Colombo Office
23 Independence Avenue
Colombo 7
Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 11 4526 400
Fax: +94 11 4526 410

Link to Official Website: http://www2.undprcc.lk/about_us/fellowship.php

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