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UNESCO Calls for Proposals for the Silk Roads Youth Research Fellowship Program 2022

Deadline: May 31, 2022

UNESCO is calling on young women and men under the age of 35 to apply for the Silk Roads Youth Research Fellowship Program 2022 to mobilize young researchers for further study of the common heritage of the Silk Roads. silk.

Research should address specific questions regarding:

  • the common heritage and plural identities developed along the Silk Roads,
  • its internal diversity,
  • its potential in contemporary societies for creativity, intercultural dialogue, social cohesion, regional and international cooperation, and
  • ultimately lasting peace and development.

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.

Funding Information

The panel will award 12 grants of USD 10,000 per research project based on the strengths of the proposed research and its potential contribution to a better understanding of the interactions and exchanges that take place on the Silk Roads and the evidence that resulting. The grant will be awarded in two separate instalments.

Which areas of Silk Roads research are eligible?

A wide range of research areas, including multidisciplinary and multidimensional proposals not limited to a specific region or timeline, are eligible. Proposed research may cover one or more themes associated with the shared 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
  • Economy and Trade
  • The legacy of the Silk Roads and contemporary issues
Eligibility criteria

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.

For more information, visit UNESCO.