SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY: UNESCO/People’s Republic of China (The Great Wall) Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme
DEADLINE: 8 June 2015
(i) Hold at least the equivalent of the Master’s Degree or the Bachelor’s Degree;
(iii) Be not more than 45 years of age; and
(iv) Be in good health
Procedures for the Submission of Applications
All applications should be endorsed by the Jamaica National Commission and must be made in English with the following attachments:
(i.) Application form for UNESCO/People’s Republic of China (The Great Wall) Fellowship in triplicate;
(ii.) 3 photographs;
(iii.) Notarized photocopies of diplomas and certificates, and school-certified transcripts of complete academic records (translated in English when applicable), in triplicate;
(iv.) Copy of the university’s invitation letter, for those students who have been admitted in advance by a Chinese university, in triplicate;
(v.) Two letters of recommendation (in English) by professors or associate professors familiar with the work of the candidate, in triplicate;
(vi.) A study or research proposal containing no less than 400 words (in English) of the post-graduate study to be undertaken during the candidate’s stay in China, in triplicate;
(vii.) Foreigner Physical Examination form to be completed and communicated to UNESCO in triplicate; and
(viii.) English language proficiency certificate, in triplicate.
*When completing the form, each candidate is requested to specify 3 possible host institutions in China indicating one field of study as personal preference. Applicants may wish to visit the web page of China Scholarship Council, www.csc.ed.cn ; sellect “Study in China” tab on the above menu; and refer to “Chinese Higher Education Institutions Admitting International Students under CGSP” hyperlink listed for details regarding the selected host institutions. Applicants are also invited to make their selection through the link: http://www.campuschina.org/universityen.aspx
Nominations open for the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science. Deadline: 30 June 2015
Nominations should be submitted to Director-General by the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, and by non-governmental organizations maintaining official partnerships with UNESCO. Each Member State and non-governmental organization may designate one candidate.
L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards For Women in Science 2016
The 2016 edition of the Awards will designate five outstanding scientific researchers in the Life Sciences, working in one of each of the following regions:Africa & the Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America. Each of the five Laureates will receive an award of €100,000.
For more information please visit: http://www.fwis.fr/en/awards
For this biennium UNESCO has approved three Participation Programme Projects for Jamaica:
- “Youth leadership training in preservation and protection”, USD26,000 (JNC-UNESCO).
- Addressing the gap of gender–based violence between the state and vulnerable women and girls”, USD26,000 (Bureau of Gender Affairs).
- “Mobile Youth App”, USD18,000 (JNC-UNESCO).
Jamaica youth representative selected to attend WORLD HERITAGE YOUNG EXPERTS FORUM 2015
WORLD HERITAGE YOUNG EXPERTS FORUM 2015 “Towards a Sustainable Management of World Heritage Sites” is part of the World Heritage Education Programme of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and is financed by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. It is being held June 18 – June 29, 2015 in Germany.