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Postdoctoral Fellowships for Pakistani Students in Japan

Last Updated on March 25, 2015

Status: Expire

Introduction to HEC:

HEC introduces UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Program that is jointly offered by UNESCO and HEC. HEC is just facilitating the project, that’s why HEC is not liable for funding concerns.

Introduction to Scholarship Provider:

UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Program is designed by UNESCO with the kind support of Japanese Funds-in-Trust. This project is started in November 2000, for the capacity-building of human resources, by the Japanese Government.

Objective of UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Program:

  1. Promotion of research culture globally
  2. Strengthens the capacity-building of human resources
  3. To encourage scholars to work in diverse cultural environment


  • Minimum 3 months
  • Maximum 9 months

Purpose of Study: 


Level of Study: 

Post Doctoral

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Application Deadline: 

15 June 2014

Field of Study: 

  • Environment
  • Intercultural Dialogue
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Peaceful Conflict Resolution

Host Countries: 

In one or two countries abroad (not specified)

Host Institutions: 

Not specified

Eligible Countries:



These benefits are provided by Japan and administered by UNESCO to the eligible candidates:

  • US$6,000 to US$10,000 will be paid in two or three installments, for cover on research costs.
  • No further costs will be considered and the above given award is not negotiable and not renewable.


  Applicants should meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must be post graduate researchers (have done their MA or MSc level studies)
  • Aspirants must be a promising citizen who may be supposed to make significant contributions in their countries on return.
  • Aspirants’ age must be under 40 years.
  • The candidate must submit the acceptance letter from the research supervisor of the host institute.
  • Preference is given to females and marginalized countries.
  • Aspirants must be highly proficient in reading and writing the language of host institute.
  • Must be mentally and physically healthy.

Application Procedure:

  • Completely fill the UNESCO Application Form.
  • Dully fill the HEC Application Form.
  • Two recent photographs must be attached with UNESCO Application Form.
  • Application processing fee is Rs.500 that must be paid in HBL (Account no. 17427900133401) and receipt must be attached with the HEC Application Form.
  • Keep UNESCO and HEC application forms separate.
  • Aspirants must attach letter of recommendation with the application form.
  • Applicants must attach a certificate of language proficiency (host institute language) with the UNESCO application form.
  • Candidates must attach a research proposal that comprises of following questions:
  • Purpose and scope of the proposed research should be mentioned.
  • Impact and research expected results should be described.
  • Arrangements of research undertaken should also be portrayed.
  • The proposed place of research undertaken should be duly mentioned with the names of host country and host institute.
  • Time-frame of the proposed research should also be mentioned.
  • Total estimated budget that will be subjected on the proposed research, should also be portrayed.

Official Correspondence:

Deputy Director (FFSP/UNESCO-Japan)

HRD Division,

Higher Education Commission


Email: [email protected]

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