UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme in Engineering - Cycle 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013
The Polish National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair for Science, Technology and Engineering at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow are placing at the disposal of UNESCO thirty-two (32) fellowships
of six (6) months duration starting on 1st October 2013 for the benefit of Member States listed in Annex I. Beneficiaries of these fellowships will be given the opportunity to undertake an individual research programme in the field of Science, Technology and Engineering.

Field of Research
1). Field of research: Automation Engineering. Project no: 01. Project title: Transportation system telematics.
Countries: Africa, Arab State, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean Number UNESCO fellowships: 2. (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

2). Field of research: Decision Engineering. Project no: 02. Project title: Problem base engineering. Countries: Africa, Arab State, Asia and Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean
Number UNESCO fellowships: 2. (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)
3). Field of research: Drilling. Project no: 03. Project title: Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing Process. Countries: Africa, Arab State, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 45 years old) 
4). Filed of research: Drilling. Project no: 04. Project title: Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing Simulation. Countries: Africa, Arab State, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number  UNESCO fellowships: 2. (limit of age: no more than 45 years old)
5). Field of research: Economic Sociology. Project no: 05. Project title: Interrelations between new technologies and social economic life in globalizing world. Countries: Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Arab State, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 45 years old)

6). Field of research: Engineering Technology, Transport Engineering, Mechatronics. Project no: 06. Project title: Availability problems in transportation systems and devices. Countries: Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Arab State, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

7). Field of research: Environmental Protection Engeneering and Biotechnology. Project no: 07. Project title: laser, Biotechnology as Inovative Method of Adaptation of Selected Plans to Common Pollutants of the Natural Environment as New Tool of Creation Green Jobs. Countries:  Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Arab State. Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 39 years old)

8). Field of research: Geoengineering. Project no: 08. Project title: Drilling Parameters Influence on Injection Performance. Countries: Africa, Arab State, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 45 years old)

9). Field of research: Geology and Mining. Project no: 09. Project title: Fine Optimising Borehole Heat Exchangers Systems. Countries: Asia and the Pacific, Africa and Arab State, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 30 years old)

10). Field of research: Geotourism. Project no: 10. Project title: Assessment of geotouristic values of selected geological objects. Countries: Asia and the Pacific, Africa and Arab State, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

11). Field of research: Material Science and Ceramics. Project no: 11. Project title: Nanolaminate materials in Ti-AI-C-N system obtained by SHS method. Countries: Asia and the Pacific, Africa and Arab State, latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 35 years old).

12). Field of research: Ceramic, Material Engineering, Glazes. Project no: 12. Project title: Influence of some additives on basic parameters of sanitary body glazes. Countries: Africa, Arab State, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 35 years old)

13). Field of research: Mechanical Engineering. Project no: 13. Project title: Rope based transport operation. Countries: Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 45 years old)

14). Field of research: Mechanics, Theory of machines and Mechanisms, Robotics. Project no: 14. Project title: Development of control system parallel manipulator based of Assur group of high class.
Countries: Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Arab State, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 35 years old)

15). Field of research: Mining and Geoengineering. Project no: 15. Project title: Mining and Geology, Environmental Engineering.  Countries: Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Arab State, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 1. (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

16). Field of research: Petrophysics & well logging & reservoir geophysics. Project no: 16. Project title: Reservoir geophysics-combining well log data and laboratory data. Countries: Africa, Arab State, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 1 (limit of age: no more than 35 years old)

17). Field of research: Reservoir Engineering of unconventional resources. Project no: 17. Project title: Optimization of multistage fracking process in horizontal gas wells in tight and shale reservoirs. Countries: Armenia, Azrbaijan, Brunei Darussalam, Georgia, Ghana, Kazakhstan, malysia, philippines, Ukraine, Uzbekistan. Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)
18). Field of research: Software Engineering. Project no: 18. Project title: Smart methodologies for development of software for embedded systems. Countries: Africa, Arab State, Asia and the pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)
19). Field of research: Technical physics. Project no: 19. Project title: Axis Switching impact on the selected physical properties of magnetite exhibiting first and second order Verwey transition. Countries: Africa, Arab State, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO Fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)
20). Filed of research: Transport Engineering, transportation, mechanical engineering, automation, transport and logistic. Project no 20. project title: Transportation technology systems and devices. Countries: Africa, Arab State, Asia and the Pacific, latin America and the Caribbean. Number UNESCO Fellowships: 2 (limit of age: no more than 40 years old)

List of Invited Member States
List of invited Member States
  • AFRICA
    (46 Member States) 
    •Angola •Benin •Botswana •Burkina Faso •Burundi •Cameroon •Cape Verde •Central African Republic •Chad •Comoros •Congo •Côte d'Ivoire •Democratic Republic of the Congo •Djibouti •Equatorial Guinea •Eritrea •Ethiopia •Gabon •Gambia •Ghana •Guinea •Guinea-Bissau •Kenya •Lesotho •Liberia •Madagascar •Malawi •Mali •Mauritius •Mozambique •Namibia •Niger •Nigeria •Rwanda •Sao Tome and Principe •Senegal •Seychelles •Sierra Leone •Somalia •South Africa •Swaziland •Togo •Uganda •United Republic of Tanzania •Zambia •Zimbabwe


    ARAB STATES
    (1 Member State)

    •Sudan


    ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
    (36 Member States and 2 Associated Members)

    •Afghanistan •Bangladesh •Bhutan • Brunei Darussalam Cambodia •China •Fiji •India •Indonesia •Japan •Kazakhstan •Kiribati •Kyrgyzstan •Lao People's DemocraticRepublic •Malaysia •Maldives •Mongolia •Myanmar •Nauru •Nepal •Niue •Pakistan •Palau •Papua New Guinea •Philippines •Samoa •Sri Lanka •Tajikistan •Thailand •Timor-Leste •Tonga •Turkmenistan •Tuvalu •Uzbekistan •Vanuatu •Viet Nam.

    Associated Members:

    •Macao China (Associate Member)
    •Tokelau (Associate Member)

    EUROPE
    (7 Member States)

    •Armenia •Azerbaijan •Belarus •Georgia •Republic of Moldova •Russian Federation •Ukraine

    LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
    (31 Member States)

    •Argentina •Barbados •Belize •Bolivia (Plurinational State of) •Brazil •Chile •Colombia •Costa Rica •Cuba •Dominica •Dominican Republic •Ecuador •El Salvador •Grenada •Guatemala •Guyana •Haiti •Honduras •Jamaica •Mexico •Nicaragua •Panama •Paraguay •Peru •Saint Kitts and Nevis •Saint Lucia •Saint Vincent and the Grenadines •Suriname •Trinidad and Tobago •Uruguay •Venezuela(Bolivarian Republic of).
Qualifications Required
The required qualifications for each field of research (project) are as per the attached annexes to this letter of announcement (see Annex III).

Facilities offered by Polish Authorities
(i) Free tuition;

(ii) Monthly allowance of 1350 PLN (approximately US $450) corresponding to the salary of a local junior research fellow. Thus, all living expenses in Poland are to be borne by the fellow with this allowance; and;

(iii) An installation allowance of 1350 PLN to be paid upon arrival in Poland.

No provision to finance or lodge family members is made.

At the end of the research studies, the beneficiaries will receive a certificate attesting to their attendance at the host institution.
Facilities offered by UNESCO
(i) International travel expenses: (by the most direct, economical route) from the beneficiary’s country to and from Poland will be covered by UNESCO under its Regular Programme Budget.

(ii) 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. The costs of this health insurance is subscribed to and covered by UNESCO on behalf of awarded fellows.
 *ONLY THE SELECTED CANDIDATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO SEND TO THE FELLOWHIPS DEPARTMENT PROGRAMME SECTION A COMPLETE MEDICAL DOSSIER, THE PRESCRIBED FORM OF WHICH WILL BE SENT ALONG WITH THE LETTER OF AWARD.

Submission of applications
One candidature should be submitted per invited Member State. Original applications in duplicate must be channelled through the National Commission for UNESCO of the candidate’s country and communicated to Ali Zaid, Chief, Fellowships Programme Section, by 15 May 2012 at the latest. An advance copy of the application may be sent by fax (33.1) 45.68.55.03 or by e-mail a.zaid@unesco.org.Applications should have imperatively the following attachments in DUPLICATE:
(i) UNESCO fellowships application forms, ALL four (4) pages duly completed in English;

(ii) Two photographs attached to the applications (4x6 cm);

(iii) Certified copies (in English) of Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree obtained; and,

(iv) UNESCO certificate of language knowledge, duly completed by a relevant authority, if the mother tongue of the candidate is not English.

Deadline for submission of applications: 21 June 2013 at the latest 


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