The UNESCO Participation Programme provides direct assistance to initiatives undertaken by Member States in the Organizationís fields of competence, in line with the priorities that they themselves determine.
Assistance under the Participation Programme is provided to Member States or Associate Member States upon requests submitted in principle through National Commissions (requests from individuals cannot be entertained). International NGOs may also benefit from assistance under the Participation Programme.
Among other things, assistance under the Participation Programme may comprise the provision of fellowships and study grants. Should the Director-General approve the request, the UNESCO Fellowships Section administers and manages it and ensures related follow-up action.
Queries about possibilities for applying for a fellowship under the Participation Programme should be addressed directly to the National Commission of the candidateís country.