About the Organization:
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris. They declared purpose is to contribute to promoting international collaboration in education, sciences, and culture in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter.
Silk Roads Youth Research Grant 2021
UNESCO launches a call for young women and men under the age of 35 to apply for the 2021 ‘Silk Roads Youth Research Grant’. 12 research grants of USD10,000 will be awarded. The Grant aims to mobilize young researchers for further study of the Silk Roads shared heritage.
The Silk Roads Youth Research Grant is a new initiative that UNESCO has organized with the support of the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, in the context of its Silk Roads and MOST Programmes which are part of UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Programme.
The research needs to address specific issues relating to –
- the Silk Roads shared heritage and plural identities,
- its internal diversity,
- its potential in contemporary societies for creativity, intercultural dialogue, social cohesion, regional and international cooperation, and
- ultimately sustainable peace and development.
- Postgraduate researchers, aged 35 and younger at the time of application, are eligible to apply for the grant.
- The proposed research may be carried out by an individual researcher or may be part of the research of a group or collaborative project.
What fields of Silk Roads Research are eligible?
A broad array of research fields, including multidisciplinary and multidimensional proposals not limited to one specific region or chronology, are eligible. Proposed research may cover one or several themes associated with the Silk Roads shared heritage including, but not limited to:
- Science and Technology
- Traditional Knowhow and Craftsmanship
- Religion and Spirituality
- Language and Literature
- Arts and Music
- Traditional Sports and Games
Deadline: 18 April 2021
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