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UNESCO launches call for proposals for 2021 Silk Road Youth Research Fellowship

The Silk Roads Youth Fellowship is a new initiative that UNESCO has organized with the support of the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, as part of its Silk Roads programs and MOST which are part of UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Program. .

Research should address specific questions related 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
  • and lastly, sustainable peace and development.

Who is eligible to apply for the grant?

Postgraduate researchers, 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.

What fields of Silk Road research are eligible?

A wide range of research areas, including multidisciplinary and multidimensional proposals not limited to a specific region or timeline, are eligible. The proposed research may cover one or more themes associated with the shared heritage of the Silk Roads, including, but not limited to:

  • Science and technology
  • Traditional know-how and craftsmanship
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Language and Literature
  • Arts and music
  • Traditional sports and games

How to submit your research proposal?

Applicants are required to submit their research proposals by completing the template

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