UNU-IAS offers PhD Fellowships to candidates in the last stages of their dissertation process to broaden their perspectives to other related scientific fields, and to expose them to international policy-making circles. The purpose of the UNU-IAS PhD Fellowship is to provide young scholars and policymakers, especially from the developing world, with a multidisciplinary context within which to pursue advanced research and training that are of professional interest to the applicant and of direct relevance to the research agenda of UNU-IAS.
One or two PhD Fellowships are awarded each year for a period of 12 months, starting in September. The Fellows are resident at UNU-IAS in Japan for the full term of the fellowship.
Research proposals are invited in the following areas:
Applicants must be at the dissertation writing stage of their PhD, with a research proposal accepted by the candidate’s university. Language proficiency in English is essential.
The application deadline (for a PhD Fellowship starting on 1 September 2014) is 15 March 2014.
For more about the programme, including eligibility and conditions, please see the UNU-IAS PhD Fellowship programme page.
Ph.D. Fellowship Programme
United Nations University
Institute of Advanced Studies
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