March 5, 2016

UNESCO / ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships in Russia for Developing Countries and Countries-In-Transition

UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme

Course(s) Offered: Energy Development, related fields
Course Level: Fellowship (training, short course)
Country to Study in: Russia

Scholarship Description
In line with the strategy and objectives of the approved UNESCO Programme and Budget for the Fellowships Programme Section, the UNESCO Category II International Center for Sustainable Energy Development (ISEDC) in Moscow (Russian Federation) is offering twenty (20) fellowships of four weeks (4) duration each in 2016.

The aim of this UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme is to enhance the capacity-building and human resources development in the area of sustainable and renewable energy sources in developing countries and countries in transition. The training activities in the framework of these fellowships are tenable in specialized institutions in the Russian Federation. The medium of instruction will be English.

UNESCO will solicit applications from the developing countries and countries in transition.

UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme

All applicants must be citizens of eligible Invited Member States (see below).

Candidates must meet the following criteria:
  • Holder of at least a BSc degree or BA in Economics;
  • Proficient in the English language;
  • Not more than 35 years of age;
  • Be in good health, both mentally and physically.
Eligible groups
Citizens of the following Member States are invited to submit applications:

AFRICA (46 Member States):
Angola*, Benin*, Botswana, Burkina Faso*, Burundi*, Cameroon, Cape Verde*, Central African Republic*, Chad*, Comoros*, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo*, Djibouti*, Equatorial Guinea*, Eritrea*, Ethiopia*, Gabon, Gambia*, Ghana, Guinea*, Guinea-Bissau*, Kenya, Lesotho*, Liberia*, Madagascar*, Malawi*, Mali*, Mauritius, Mozambique*, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda*, Sao Tome and Principe*, Senegal*, Seychelles, Sierra Leone*, Somalia*, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo*, Uganda*, United Republic of Tanzania*, Zambia*, and Zimbabwe

ARAB STATES (15 Member States):
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania*, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan*, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Yemen*

ASIA and THE PACIFIC (39 Member States):
Afghanistan*, Bangladesh*, Bhutan*, Cambodia*, China, Cook Islands, Federal States of Micronesia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Kiribati*, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic*, Malaysia, Maldives*, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar*, Nauru, Nepal*, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa*, Solomon Islands*, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor - Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu*, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu*, Viet Nam

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia (plurinacional State of), Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti*, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

EUROPE (22 Member States):
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Montenegro, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Slovak Republic, The former Yugolsav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, and Ukraine


Participating Institutions
Training activities are tenable in specialized institutions in the Russian Federation

Fields of study
The candidates may choose to study in the following fields of study (aligned with UNESCO’s objectives and programme priorities):
  • Energy and sustainable development;
  • Ecological management of energy resources;
  • Renewable energy;
  • Sustainable and renewable energy power generation.
Number of awards
Twenty (20) fellowships are offered in 2016

Sponsorship duration
Trainings are for a one month duration - from 3 to 28 October 2016

Scholarship benefits
Facilities offered by ISEDC - Beneficiaries will be exempt from paying tuition fees for the entire duration of studies/training, Fellows will undertake studies/training under the supervision of an advisor or study director that will be provided by the host institution, The donor Government will pay stipends to beneficiaries on a monthly basis, in local currency to cover living expenses such as accommodation, meals, pocket expenses, and incidentals, and ISEDC will assist in obtaining modest housing for the fellows.

Facilities offered by UNESCO - UNESCO will cover the cost of the round-trip international travel at the most economical rate and the most direct flights; UNESCO will pay a one-time travel allowance prior to the fellows’ departure for the Russian Federation; and Health insurance.

No provisions can be made to finance or lodge the fellows’ family members.

Method of Application
All applications should be endorsed by the National Commission for UNESCO and must be duly completed in English or French with the requested attachments in DUPLICATE. Files which are incomplete or received after the deadline for the submission of applications and candidatures, and do not fulfil the requirements mentioned above, will not be considered. Each invited Member State is requested to nominate not more than two (2) candidates.

It is important to read the 2016 Announcement Letter, and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply to this fellowship programme.

This fellowship was announced on 8 February 2016. All applications must be received on or before 15 April 2016

Selected fellows from countries where there are Russian Federation Embassies or Consulates must obtain their entry visa in their country prior to their departure. Fellows from countries where no such embassy/consulate exists must secure their visa through the nearest country where the Embassy or Consulate of the Russian Federation can be found.

UNESCO and ISEDC provide no allowance to defray passport and visa expenses.

Application Deadline: 15 April 2016
Open to International students: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: Scholarships in Russia for International Students

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