UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers Fellowships for developing countries

UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers Fellowships for developing countries

Last Updated on August 12, 2022

Japan Government Scholarship Program

Every year, the Government of Japan provides Japanese Funds-in-Trust to the UNESCO/Japan young researchers’ fellowships belonging to developing countries for the capacity-building of Human Resources. But the preference would be given to the women applicants, who belong to the least developing countries, and to the researchers of Africa.

The chosen students would be given the fellowship award of US$6,000 – US$10,000. The award will be given to 20 fellowships to follow the research work in the development projects of four areas of specific interest to UNESCO. The minimum period for this award would be for three months. The maximum period would be nine months.

Scholarship Name: 

UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowships Programme

Study Institution: 

One or two countries abroad

Scholarship Honors to: 

The international students, but the preference will be given to the women candidates, who would be from the developing countries or (LDCs) and also for the researchers of Africa.

Scholarship Funded by: 


Offered Program:

Environmental Sciences, communication and information technologies, Peaceful-conflict Resolution, and Inter-cultural dialogue.

Application Deadline: 

16 Jan 2015

No of Scholarships:

20 Fellowships awards are offered every year

You should also apply for:

2015 Norwegian Quota Scholarship Scheme for International Students

2015-16 Scholarships for Masters Degree in Australia

GeT-MA Scholarship in Turkey/Germany for Pakistani & International Students


Offered Study Fields:

The research areas are Environmental studies (emphasis on the Water Sciences, Climate Change, Water Issues, Engineering Capacity Building in the Developing World, Information and Communication Technologies, Peaceful Conflicts Resolution, and Intercultural Dialogue. No other research topics will be considered.

Who can apply?

International students of least developed countries.

Scholarship Benefits

The awards of the Fellowships, which the Japanese government and UNESCO fund, will administer. These are its values:

  • The maximum amount of the award will be US$6,000 -US$10 000, and it will be offered to the selected fellows. This amount will be paid in parts so that the costs and expenditures of research costs will be covered.

Eligibility Criteria:

The Applicants must fulfill the following criteria given below:

  • The applicants must have M.A & M.Sc degrees; they must be post-graduate researchers and want to follow the research work in a foreign country to improve their knowledge in any of the four fields mentioned. Therefore, only those students who are eligible to take up these Fellowship awards will complete their Master’s degree.
  • The applicants must be very promising in their studies and commitments; they might be anticipated to contribute greatly to their native country.
  • The applicants must not cross the age of 40 years. Those born before the first Jan of 1974 would not be eligible for this award.
  • The selected candidates in a host institution for these programs will have to do their research work under the patronage of the academic supervisor.

Key Reminder:

The candidates who don’t receive any information till 8 Jan 2014 should understand that their application has not been approved.

Status: Applications are now closed for

Important links:

UNESCO/Japan Research Fellowships

Eligible countries.

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