The 2013 UNESCO/POLAND Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme in Engineering

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Deadline for applications: 21 June 2013

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 UNESCO Chair for Science, Technology and Engineering at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow are placing at the disposal of UNESCO thirty-two (32) fellowships of six (6) months duration starting on 1st October 2013 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, Technology and Engineering.

List of invited Member States

  • AFRICA
    (46 Member States)
    •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 •Madagascar •Malawi •Mali •Mauritius •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

Field of Research

      1). Field of research: Automation Engineering. Project no: 01. Project title: Transportation system telematics. Countries: Africa, Arab State, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean Number UNESCO fellowships: 2. (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)
      2). Field of research: Decision Engineering. Project no: 02. Project title: Problem base engineering. Countries: Africa, Arab State, Asia and Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean Number UNESCO fellowships: 2. (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)
    3). Field of research: Drilling. Project no: 03. Project title: Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing Process. Countries: Africa, Arab State, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 45 years old)
    4). Filed of research: Drilling. Project no: 04. Project title: Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing Simulation. Countries: Africa, Arab State, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number  UNESCO fellowships: 2. (limit of age: no more than 45 years old)
      5). Field of research: Economic Sociology. Project no: 05. Project title: Interrelations between new technologies and social economic life in globalizing world. Countries: Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Arab State, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 45 years old)
      6). Field of research: Engineering Technology, Transport Engineering, Mechatronics. Project no: 06. Project title: Availability problems in transportation systems and devices. Countries: Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Arab State, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)
      7). Field of research: Environmental Protection Engeneering and Biotechnology. Project no: 07. Project title: laser, Biotechnology as Inovative Method of Adaptation of Selected Plans to Common Pollutants of the Natural Environment as New Tool of Creation Green Jobs. Countries:  Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Arab State. Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 39 years old)
      8). Field of research: Geoengineering. Project no: 08. Project title: Drilling Parameters Influence on Injection Performance. Countries: Africa, Arab State, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 45 years old)
      9). Field of research: Geology and Mining. Project no: 09. Project title: Fine Optimising Borehole Heat Exchangers Systems. Countries: Asia and the Pacific, Africa and Arab State, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 30 years old)
      10). Field of research: Geotourism. Project no: 10. Project title: Assessment of geotouristic values of selected geological objects. Countries: Asia and the Pacific, Africa and Arab State, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)
      11). Field of research: Material Science and Ceramics. Project no: 11. Project title: Nanolaminate materials in Ti-AI-C-N system obtained by SHS method. Countries: Asia and the Pacific, Africa and Arab State, latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 35 years old).
      12). Field of research: Ceramic, Material Engineering, Glazes. Project no: 12. Project title: Influence of some additives on basic parameters of sanitary body glazes. Countries: Africa, Arab State, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 35 years old)
      13). Field of research: Mechanical Engineering. Project no: 13. Project title: Rope based transport operation. Countries: Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 45 years old)
      14). Field of research: Mechanics, Theory of machines and Mechanisms, Robotics. Project no: 14. Project title: Development of control system parallel manipulator based of Assur group of high class. Countries: Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Arab State, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 35 years old)
      15). Field of research: Mining and Geoengineering. Project no: 15. Project title: Mining and Geology, Environmental Engineering.  Countries: Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Arab State, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 1. (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)
      16). Field of research: Petrophysics & well logging & reservoir geophysics. Project no: 16. Project title: Reservoir geophysics-combining well log data and laboratory data. Countries: Africa, Arab State, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 35 years old)
    17). Field of research: Reservoir Engineering of unconventional resources. Project no: 17. Project title: Optimization of multistage fracking process in horizontal gas wells in tight and shale reservoirs. Countries: Armenia, Azrbaijan, Brunei Darussalam, Georgia, Ghana, Kazakhstan, malysia, philippines, Ukraine, Uzbekistan. Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)
    18). Field of research: Software Engineering. Project no: 18. Project title: Smart methodologies for development of software for embedded systems. Countries: Africa, Arab State, Asia and the pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)
    19). Field of research: Technical physics. Project no: 19. Project title: Axis Switching impact on the selected physical properties of magnetite exhibiting first and second order Verwey transition. Countries: Africa, Arab State, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO Fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)
      20). Filed of research: Transport Engineering, transportation, mechanical engineering, automation, transport and logistic. Project no 20. project title: Transportation technology systems and devices. Countries: Africa, Arab State, Asia and the Pacific, latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO Fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

Qualifications Required

The required qualifications for each field of research (project) are as per the attached annexes to this letter of announcement (see Annex III).

Facilities offered by Polish Authorities

      (i) Free tuition;
      (ii) Monthly allowance of 1350 PLN (approximately US $450) corresponding to the salary of a local junior research fellow. Thus, all living expenses in Poland are to be borne by the fellow with this allowance; and;
      (iii) An installation allowance of 1350 PLN to be paid upon arrival in Poland.
      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: (by the most direct, economical route) from the beneficiary’s country to and from Poland 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 health insurance policy, taken-out by the Organization for the duration of fellowship. The costs of this health insurance is subscribed to and covered by UNESCO on behalf of awarded 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.

 

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 Ali Zaid, Chief, Fellowships Programme Section, by 15 May 2012 at the latest. An advance copy of the application may be sent by fax (33.1) 45.68.55.03 or by e-mail a.zaid@unesco.org.Applications should have imperatively the following attachments in DUPLICATE:

      (i) UNESCO fellowships application forms, ALL four (4) pages duly completed in English;
      (ii) Two photographs attached to the applications (4×6 cm);
      (iii) Certified copies (in English) of Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree obtained; and,
    (iv) UNESCO certificate of language knowledge, duly completed by a relevant authority, if the mother tongue of the candidate is not English.

Deadline for submission of applications: 21 June 2013 at the latest

IMPORTANT
It is the National authority’s responsibility to ensure that all candidates are duly informed of the above-mentioned 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.

All application should be endorsed by the National Commission from the country of the candidate.

Visas

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.

How to apply?

General pricinples regarding applications for UNESCO Fellowships

The principles and conditions listed on this page refer to those generally applied to fellowships, study and travel grants administered by the Fellowships Section of UNESCO.

The Programme Sectors may apply other conditions and criteria that they deem more appropriate to programmes administered directly by them. These conditions are spelled out in each announcement of a fellowship programme.

Submission of Candidates’ FilesSubmission of Candidates’ Files

Candidates’ files should include:

A UNESCO fellowship application form duly completed in duplicate in one of the three principal working languages of the Organization (English, French, Spanish), the one preferred by the host country or countries proposed.

The complete application, duly endorsed by the National Commission for UNESCO, should be sent to:

The Director-General
UNESCO
7 Place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris 07 SP 13

For information regarding fellowships, please address correspondence to:

Mr. Ali Zaid
Chief, Fellowships Section, UNESCO
fellowships@unesco.org

7, place de Fontenoy
Paris 07 SP75352
France

Work Phone: 33 (0) 1 45 68 15 07
Fax: 33 (0) 1 45 68 55 02/03

3 COMMENTS

  1. Ali Zaid, Chef de la Section
    des bourses du programme

    Ahmad Bachir Mbow
    Dakar/Senegal

    bonjour , Mr Ali Zaid

    je suis venu au prés de vous pour avoir des renseignements portant a une demande de Bourse de UNESCO .
    qui me permettra a postuler a : The 2013 UNESCO/POLAND Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme in Engineering . voire site : https://www.opportunitiesforafricans.com/unescopoland-co-sponsored-fellowships-programme-in-engineering/

    Date limite d’inscription: Juin 21 2013

    En vue de promouvoir les capacités des ressources humaines dans les pays en développement et à renforcer la compréhension et l’amitié entre les nations et les peuples de la Pologne, de la Commission nationale polonaise pour l’UNESCO et la Chaire UNESCO pour la science, de la technologie et de génie de l’Université AGH des sciences et Technologie à Cracovie sont met à la disposition de l’UNESCO trente-deux (32) bourses de six (6) mois à compter du 1er Octobre 2013 pour le bénéfice des États membres énumérés à l’annexe I. Les bénéficiaires de ces bourses sera donné l’occasion de entreprendre un programme de recherche individuelle dans le domaine de la science, de la technologie et du génie.

    Mes salutations .

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