MAB UNESCO Awards for Developing Countries Scientists, 2016

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UNESCO is inviting applications for MAB awards for young researchers carrying out interdisciplinary research in ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity. Applicants from developing countries are encouraged to apply.

The objectives of the MAB Young Scientists Award Scheme are to encourage young scientists, in particular those from developing countries, to use MAB research, project sites and biosphere reserves in their research; encourage young scientists who already use such sites to undertake comparative studies in other sites in or outside their own country.

 The aim of the UNESCO is to examine the impact of the division between further and higher education on strategies to widen participation in undergraduate education.

Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible, award applications must be made on the MAB Young Scientists Award application form (in English or French) and be endorsed by the applicant’s MAB National Committee*, which may endorse only two applications per year from applicants who are not older than 40 years of age (at the closing date of the application).

English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Supporting Material: Applicants have to submit the summary description of the proposed research study. Highlight main purposes, methods and expected results of the research to be undertaken. If necessary, applicants may add up to two more pages (no additional material, e.g. certificates, articles, CV, etc. should be annexed to the application).

Nationality:

Applicants from developing countries are encouraged to apply. Applicants from developed countries are eligible for Awards only in exceptional cases.

Where this scholarship can be taken?:

Applicant’s home country and Abroad

What is the study subject?:

The MAB Young Scientists Awards targets young researchers carrying out interdisciplinary research in line with UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme. Priority is given to projects carried out in biosphere reserves.

The necessary course level:

Awards targets young researchers carrying out interdisciplinary research.

How much is the scholarship award?:

The awards are set at a maximum of US$5,000 each.

How to apply this scholarship?:

Applications should be sent via post.

Find the application form in: View form

Deadline: The deadline for submission of application forms for the 2017 MAB Young Scientists Awards is 31 October 2016.

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