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UNESCO Fellowships

With a view to expanding and increasing training opportunities abroad, UNESCO negotiates the terms of jointly “sponsored” fellowships. UNESCO has adopted a proactive policy towards the encouragement of partnerships with governments, institutions of higher education and foundations, so as to increase training opportunities to other Member States. This scheme is known as the “UNESCO Co-Sponsored Fellowships Scheme”. Under this scheme, Member States, foundations, institutions and private donors may offer fellowships (contributions-in-kind), or, may finance fellowships (cash contributions, or either through cost-sharing arrangements and through total funding) in fields within UNESCO’s competence. The terms of reference (TOR) for each programme under the Co-sponsored Fellowships Scheme are negotiated, and agreed upon, with each donor.

Two types of schemes are included under the UNESCO Fellowship Programme (either partially or fully funded by UNESCO)

  1. Co-Sponsored Fellowships (Contributions-in-kind)
  2. Extrabudgetary Fellowships - (Funds-in-trust)


I. Co-Sponsored Fellowships Schemes (Contributions-in-kind)

II. Extra-Budgetary Projects (Funds-in-trust)

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