Penn-UNESCO Fellowships 2021 for Scholars in Developing Countries
The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education offers up to two full tuition International Fellowships under the PennGSE–UNESCO Chair, founded in 2012.
Application Deadline: 1st April 2021
Eligible Countries: Low-income and Lower-middle-income countries.
To Be Taken At (Country): USA
About the Award: This Fellowship, under the auspices of the International Educational Development Program (IEDP), is the first of its kind in the U.S., and is designed to support promising professionals devoted to international education in the developing world. A first Fellow was accepted for the Fall 2011 cohort.
Eligibility: Priority will be given to applicants who are citizens of countries defined by the World Bank as low-income and lower-middle-income countries. Naturalized US citizens and permanent residents who originate from low-income and lower-middle-income countries (i.e., were born in one of these countries and whose parents are not US citizens) may also apply.
Number of Awards: 2
Value of Award: The Fellowship covers all Penn tuition (up to 10 course units) associated with the IEDP Masters Degree program of study. The Fellowship does not cover other costs associated with attending graduate school, such as room and board, books, health insurance, travel, etc.
Duration of Program: 1 year
How to Apply: Interested persons should first complete a program application to Penn GSE’s International Education Development Master’s program. Once this application is complete and under review, interested persons should complete the Penn GSE-UNESCO Fellowship application. Penn GSE typically announces the UNESCO Fellowship award(s) by mid-May, before the beginning of the next academic year.