ISLAMABAD: UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has announced a “Youth Research Fellowship on the Silk Roads 2022” to mobilize young researchers for the study of common heritage of the Silk Roads.
The UNESCO Silk Roads Youth Fellowship was first launched in 2021 and is organized under the UNESCO Silk Roads Program with the support of the National Commission of the Republic People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, within the framework of UNESCO’s social and human sciences programme.
According to UNESCO, research is needed to address specific issues relating to the shared heritage and plural identities developed along the Silk Roads, its internal diversity and its potential in contemporary societies for creativity, intercultural dialogue, social cohesion, regional and international cooperation and ultimately sustainable peace and development. Postgraduate scholars, aged 35 and under 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 a group research or collaborative project.
Twelve grants of US$10,000 will be awarded per research project while the deadline for submitting proposals is May 31.
The proposed research may cover one or more themes associated with the common heritage of the Silk Roads, including but not limited to science, technology and traditional know-how, religion and spirituality, language and literature, arts and music, traditional sports and games, economics and commerce. and The Legacy of the Silk Roads and Contemporary Issues.
Proposals should be submitted in English and sent to: [email protected] will be evaluated by a scientific jury composed of renowned international academics. The list of scholarship recipients will be announced at the end of September 2022.