UNU-IAS offers Postdoctoral Fellowships to recent PhD graduates to provide them with the opportunity to put the knowledge and expertise acquired during their doctoral research to practical policy-relevant use. The purpose of the UNU-IAS Postdoctoral 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.
Typically, two Postdoctoral 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. (Eligibility for a second 12-month appointment may be considered based on the Fellow’s performance.)
Research proposals for UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowships should therefore relate clearly to one of the research areas of the Institute, as well as aim to be policy-relevant. Research proposals are invited in the following areas:
Applicants must have obtained a PhD (or at least successfully defended their doctoral dissertation), in an area broadly associated with the UNU-IAS thematic focus prior to the application deadline. Language proficiency in English is essential.
The deadline for applications for the 2014 Fellowships (starting from 1 September) is 15 March 2014.
For more about the programme, including eligibility and conditions, please see the UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowship programme page.
UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
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