Unesco announces youth research grant
Islamabad: Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has announced the “2022 Silk Roads Youth Research Grant” to mobilize young researchers to study the common heritage of the Silk Roads.
The Unesco Silk Roads Youth Fellowship was first launched in 2021 and is organized within the framework of 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 with the Silk Roads, its internal diversity and its potential in contemporary societies for creativity, intercultural dialogue, cohesion social, 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 $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 knowledge. -how, religion and spirituality, language and literature, arts and music, traditional sports and games, economy and trade, and the legacy of the Silk Roads and contemporary issues.
Proposals which must 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.