UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships in Archaeology and Conservation 2024/2025

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UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships in Archaeology and Conservation 2024/2025. Apply below.

When is Application Deadline:

31st May 2024, 12am Paris time.

Tell Me About Award:

With a view to promoting human resource capacities and to enhancing international understanding and friendship among nations and the peoples, the Polish National Commission for UNESCO and the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland are placing at the disposal of UNESCO 5 fellowships in the field of Archaeology and Conservation. The 5 selected fellows will be given the opportunity to undertake a 9-month archaeological internship between 1 October 2024 and 30 June 2025at the Faculty of Archaeology of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.

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Which Fields are Eligible?

The selected fellows will undertake an 9-month Archaeological internship, which will be consisted of a main course (New multidisciplinary methods inarchaeological practice) and selected additional and supplementary courses at the Faculty of Archaeology of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.

For detailed information regarding the structure of fellowship courses during the 9-month training, please refer to Annex I.

Type:

Fellowship

Who can Apply?

Candidates must be the nationals from the above-mentioned invited Member States , fulfilling the following eligibility requirements:

  • Candidates must hold a B.A. or M.A. degree, preferably in the area of Archaeology or Conservation;
  • Be proficient in reading and writing in English;
  • No more than 40 years old.

How Many Awards?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of Award?

Facilities Offered by the Polish authorities
  • Free tuition and access to the university facilities based on the local regulations.
  • Monthly allowance of 1800 PLN for BSc degree students and 2200 PLN for MSc degree students (1 USD = approximately 4 PLN). All living expenses and accommodation in Poland are to be borne by the fellow with this allowance; 
  • A one-time special allowance of 1800 PLN for BSc degree students or 2200 PLN for MSc degree students to be paid upon arrival in Poland (for 6 months stay period). This sum will cover different activities related to your stay in Krakow, such as an obligatory medical check-up upon arrival (in accordance with the internal regulations for all students); cultural, historical and/or touristic visits, conferences, workshops, and seminars related to your studies.
Facilities Offered by UNESCO
  • International travel expenses (by the most direct, economical route): from the beneficiary’s country to and from Poland will be covered by UNESCO;
  • Health insurance for fellowship beneficiaries who are declared medically fit: UNESCO fellowship holders may be covered by a health insurance policy, taken-out by the Organization for the duration of fellowship. UNESCO will subscribe the health insurance on behalf of awarded fellows and cover the cost incurred.;
  • One-time special pocket allowance of US$120 (one hundred and twenty US dollars).

How to Apply:

Step 1:
Read carefully Annex I (List of Invited Member States and Field of Research Studies) and Annex II (Terms and Conditions) for the 2024-2025 edition of UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships in Archaeology and Conservation) to understand the requirements for eligible candidatures and the procedures for application submission.

Step 2:
Contact the National Commission for UNESCO of your country to enquire the application procedures at national level. Click here for the contact information of the National Commissions for UNESCO.

Step 3:
Prepare your application, including the following supporting documents as required in the Annex II:

  1. UNESCO fellowships application form: all 4 pages of the form should be duly completed in English using capital letter (illegible documents will be eliminated from the evaluation procedure, and hand writing form must be written in capital letters only);
  2. A copy of the identity photo of the applicant;
  3. Certified copies (in English) of Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree obtained: candidates should have completed and obtained the degrees before applying for this fellowships programme, and the presented degrees shall meet the requirements and regulations of European Union);
  4. UNESCO certificate of language knowledge, duly completed by a relevant authority, if the mother tongue of the candidate is not English; and
  5. Two letters of recommendation from someone related to the candidate’s work, as well confirming the candidate’s qualifications. 

Step 4:
Submit your application with all the supporting documents mentioned above to the National Commission for UNESCO of your country.

NOTE: As National Commission for UNESCO of the invited countries will select and transmit the applications of nominated candidates to UNESCO Paris Headquarter by 31 May 2024 at the latest, applicants are advised to submit their application to the National Commissions as early as possible.

Step 5:
As soon as you are informed by the National Commission for UNESCO of your country that you are endorsed and nominated as a candidate for this programme, you should submit your application by email to to [email protected] (with [email protected] and [email protected] in copy), and then complete and submit the online information sheet at this link.

Note: Only applications endorsed  by the National Commission will be accepted by UNESCO. It is mandatory for each endorsed candidate to submit his/er information sheet by Friday 31 May 2024, 12am Paris time at the latest

Submission and Selection of Candidates

Due to the intergovernmental character of UNESCO, individual applications will not be accepted by UNESCO. Only applications endorsed by the National Commissions for UNESCO will be considered. Applicants should submit their application documents through the National Commissions. 

The National Commission of invited Member States will select qualified candidates and transmit to UNESCO the Letters of Endorsement and all the application documents of the nominated candidates, by e-mail to [email protected] (with [email protected] and [email protected] in copy) by Friday 31 May 2024, 12am Paris time at the latest. Candidatures with incomplete applications, or submitted after this deadline won’t be considered.

The selection of fellowship recipients will be made and decided by the concerned Polish authorities, taking into consideration gender equality and diversity. The National Commissions for UNESCO of the selected fellows will be duly informed by UNESCO. 

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