With a view to promoting human resource capacities in the developing countries and to enhancing international understanding and friendship among nations and the people of Poland, the Polish National Commission for UNESCO and the International Institute of the Polish Academy of Science/European Regional Centre of Ecohydrology under the auspice of UNESCO and University of Lodz, are placing at the disposal of UNESCO one(1) fellowship of a six months duration starting in April 2012 for the benefit of Member States listed in Annex I. Beneficiaries of these fellowships will be given the opportunity to undertake an individual research programme in the field of Ecohydrology.
Invited Member States in Africa region as determined by the Polish authorities (49 countries)
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, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
The Polish authorities will make the final decision.
FIELD OF RESEARCH ______________________________
• Ecohydrology – The New Approach and Methods for Integrating River Basin Management
(i) Hold the Bachelor’s or M.Sc. degrees; (ii) Be proficient in reading and writing English; (iii) Be not more than 45 years of age; and, (iv) Be in good health, both physically and mentally.
FACILITIES OFFERED BY THE POLISH AUTHORITIES ______________________________
(i) Free tuition; (ii) Monthly allowance of 1350 PLN zlotys (approximatively US$ 450) corresponding to the salary of a local junior research fellow. Thus, all living expenses in Poland are to be borne by the fellows with this allowance; and, (iii) An installation allowance of 1350 PLN zlotys to be paid upon arrival.
No provision to finance or lodge family members is made.
At the end of the research studies, the beneficiaries will receive a certificate attesting to their attendance at the host institution.
FACILITIES OFFERED BY UNESCO ______________________________
(i) International travel expenses: (at the most economical rate) from the beneficiary’s country to Poland and return will be covered by UNESCO under its Regular Programme Budget. (ii) Health insurance for fellowship beneficiaries who are declared medically fit: UNESCO fellowship holders may be covered by a special accident/ health insurance policy, taken out by the Organization for the duration of the fellowship. The costs of the health insurance is subscribed to and covered by UNESCO* on behalf of the fellows.
*ONLY THE SELECTED CANDIDATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO SEND TO THE FELLOWHIPS DEPARTMENT PROGRAMME SECTION A COMPLETE MEDICAL DOSSIER, THE PRESCRIBED FORM OF WHICH WILL BE SENT ALONG WITH THE LETTER OF AWARD.
Selected fellows from countries where there are Polish Embassies or Consulates will have to obtain their entry visa in the country prior to their departure. Fellows from countries where no such Embassy/Consulate exists must secure their visa through the nearest Embassy of the Republic of Poland.
UNESCO/POLAND provides no allowance to defray passport and visa expenses and the selected beneficiaries are responsible for securing their own entry visas to the country of study. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS ______________________________
One candidature should be submitted per invited Member State. Original applications in duplicate must be channelled through the National Commission for UNESCO of the candidate’s country and communicated to the attention of Mr Ali Zaid, Chief, Participation Programme and Fellowships Section, by 28 February 2011 at the latest. An advance copy of the application may be sent by fax (+33.1) 45685503 or by Email L. Zasfirstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should have imperatively the following attachments in DUPLICATE:
(i) UNESCO fellowships application forms, duly completed in English; (ii) Two photographs attached to the applications (4x6 cm); (iii) Certified copies (in English) of Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree obtained; and, (iv) The UNESCO certificates of language knowledge, duly completed by a relevant authority, if the mother tongue of the candidate is not English.
Deadline 28 February 2012 at the latest
It is the National authority’s responsibility to ensure that all candidates are duly informed of the above conditions prior to the submission of applications.
Files which are incomplete or which are received after the deadline as well as candidatures that do not fulfil the requirements will not be taken into consideration.
Only the selected candidates will receive a letter through their respective National Commissions for UNESCO.