UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) in Germany offers at least three CONFINTEA Research Scholarships for a period of one month each to researchers from UNESCO Member States and/or Associate Member States for 2018.

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.

Since the UIL Research Scholarship Programme was launched in 2012, 48 scholars have taken part. They encourage scholars to use background data from the third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE) in their research.

Scholars are expected to present the research they have undertaken at UIL. Furthermore, in the months following completion of their scholarship, they must report on follow-up activities and the results of their research. Upon completion of their scholarship, participants will be eligible to join UIL’s Alumni Network.

Worth of 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).
  • 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. They will work under the supervision of a UIL specialist, but they should also be prepared to work on their own initiative.

Eligibility

  • Researchers from UNESCO Member States and/or Associate Member States.
  • Participants are selected based on their potential to produce articles, research papers, programme tools or policies that can be shared with decision-makers and that will have an impact on the education sector in their home countries. UIL particularly welcomes applicants from the Global South.

How to Apply

In order to apply, please submit the following:

Interested candidates are asked to submit their application by 31 May 2018 to UIL Research Scholarship Coordinator Ms Lisa Krolak, at [email protected]

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

Deadline: applications close 31 May 2018

Click here for more details and to apply

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