UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme (Science and Technology - 2011 )
With a view to promoting human resource capacities in the developing countries and to enhancing international understanding and friendship among nations and the UNESCO Chair for Science, Technology and Engineering Education at the AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland, are placing at the disposal of UNESCO twenty-two (22) fellowships of six (6) months duration starting on 1st October 2011 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 Science and Technology.
Details regarding the fellowships offered and the criteria of selection are listed below. The Polish authorities will make the final decision.
A. FIELD OF RESEARCH Fields of research proposed under the UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2011 by the Polish National Commission for UNESCO and AGH University of Science and Technology, are listed as follows:
( for more detailed information, please see Annex III of the announcement letter)
1. Mining Waste Management (One Fellowship): Mining and Mineral Processing Innovation Network for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Waste Technologies (MIN - NOVATION).
2. Solid State Physics (One Fellowship): Studies Magnetostriction in Stoichiometric and Doped Magnetite Single Crystals.
3. Geo-engineering (Three Fellowships): (1) Properties of Near Wellbore Region; (2) Simulation of Flow in Near Wellbore Region.
4. Mechanical Engineering (Two Fellowships): Availability Problems in Transportation Systems and Devices.
5. Geology and Geophysics (One Fellowship): Prospecting for Mineral Deposits in Desert Environment.
6. Ceramic and Metal Engineering (Three Fellowships): Advanced Ceramic Materials.
7. Manufacturing Technology Engineering (Two Fellowships): Transportation Technology Systems and Devices.
8. Sociology and Socio-Cultural Anthropology (One Fellowship): Diverging Patterns of European Culture and Technology in the Globalizing World.
9. Automation and Monitoring Engineering (One Fellowship): Supervisory Control and Monitoring of Transportation Processes.
10. Software Engineering (Two Fellowships): Smart Methodologies for Development of Software for Embedded Systems.
11. Transport Engineering (Two Fellowships): Transportation System Telematics.
12. Gas Engineering (One Fellowship): Enhanced Gas Recovery (EGR) Technology with CO² Sequestration in Gas Fields.
13. Decision Engineering (Two Fellowships): Problem Base Engineering.
B. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Please see Annex III of the announcement letter for a detailed explanation of requirements for each programme (as they vary from one another).
C. 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.
D. 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 TWO SELECTED CANDIDATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO SEND TO THE FELLOWHIPS PROGRAMME SECTION A COMPLETE MEDICAL DOSSIER, THE PRESCRIBED FORM OF WHICH WILL BE SENT ALONG WITH THE LETTER OF AWARD.
Fellows, from countries where Polish Embassies or Consulates exit, will have to obtain their entry visa to the country of study prior to their departure. Fellows, from countries where no such Embassy or Consulate exists, must secure their visa through the nearest Embassy of the Republic of Poland.
UNESCO and the Government of the Republic of Poland provide no allowance to defray passport and visa expenses. Selected beneficiaries will have to secure their own visas themselves.
F. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FILES
One candidature 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 Mr. Ali Zaid, Chief, Fellowships Programme Section, by 30 April 2011 at the latest. An advance copy of the application may be sent by fax (33.1) 45.68.55.03. 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: 30 April 2011 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.