Applications are now open for the fully funded UNESCO Research Scholarships 2018 in Germany. The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) will offer at least three CONFINTEA Research Scholarships for a period of one month each to researchers from UNESCO Member States and/or Associate Member States.Prospective scholars will be able to benefit from using UIL’s knowledge base and resources for their research in the area of lifelong learning with a focus on adult and continuing education, literacy, and non-formal basic education.

Host Country:
  • Germany
Host Organisation:
  • UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL)
Course Duration:
  • One Month
Scholarship Value and Benefits:
  • UIL will arrange and pay for health insurance, accommodation close to the Institute, and a return economy ticket to Hamburg, Germany, where the Institute is based.
  • Additionally, scholars will receive a lump sum of €500 contributing to other costs incurred before, during and after their research stay at UIL (such as visa costs, transport, and daily subsistence).
  • UIL will provide each scholar with a workstation and access to the considerable resources of its unique library. In addition, scholars will have a chance to exchange knowledge with other scholars, UIL staff and its external partners. They will work under the supervision of a UIL specialist, but they should also be prepared to work on their own initiative.

Also Visit: Fully Funded Daad Scholarship Programme

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Open to researchers and education professionals from UNESCO Member States and/or Associate Member States
  • UIL particularly welcomes applicants from the Global South.
  • Researchers should work in the area of lifelong learning with a focus on adult education and continuing education, literacy and non-formal basic education.
Required Documents:
  • A covering letter
  • A brief research proposal
  • An up-to-date CV
How to Apply:

Interested candidates are asked to submit their application by 31 May 2018 to UIL Research Scholarship Coordinator Ms Lisa Krolak, at

Selection Criteria:

Participants are selected on the basis of their potential to produce:

  • policy proposals;
  • programme tools;
  • articles; and
  • research papers
Application Deadline:
  • 31 May 2018


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