The Visiting PhD Fellowship, previously known as the PhD Internship Programme, allows doctoral students to conduct research within a UN international research institute. During the three-month fellowship at UNU-WIDER in Helsinki, fellows collaborate with researchers from other universities and produce research papers, which may be published in the WIDER Working Paper Series. Applicants enrolled in a PhD programme and who demonstrate research abilities are eligible for the fellowship, which provides financial support such as travel expenses, medical insurance, and a monthly stipend of EUR 1,600 to cover living expenses.
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UNA-USA's Emerging Leaders Fellowship provides a unique learning opportunity for its members, allowing them to shadow a staff member for a semester and work on projects related to their theme. Fellows receive weekly feedback and assistance from their Staff Shadow and present an outcomes memo at the end of the program. To be eligible, participants must be at least 18 years old, a UNA-USA member in good standing, and available for 15 hours per week. The fellowship areas include advocacy, communications, leadership development, model UN, and youth engagement, and it aims to promote American leadership at the UN and progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.
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The United Nations University offers postgraduate scholarships to master and doctoral level students, collaborating with top universities and research institutes in UN Member States. Each programme has a unique tuition scheme, and students with outstanding academic records are eligible for financial support in the form of tuition waivers and scholarships. Interested applicants should make a request to the admission office during the application period, as there are a limited number of scholarships available.
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The World Bank Scholarships Program invests in education to promote economic development by providing funding for graduate studies in development-related fields for mid-career professionals and researchers. The program offers two sources of funding: the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJWBGSP) and the Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSMFP). Eligibility criteria can be found within each call for applications, but generally, applicants must be a national of a World Bank member developing country, not hold dual citizenship of any developed country, be in good health, and hold a Bachelor's degree earned at least three years prior to the Application Deadline date.
The ECA Fellowships for Young African Professionals, offered each year by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, provides practical job experience to young African professionals for career preparation in research, international development, and the public sector. To apply, candidates must be under 35 years old with a Master's or related Advanced degree, or currently enrolled in a Ph.D. programme or with an admission. The Commission's goal is to accelerate growth and fulfill the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063, with a focus on preventing crises in conflict and post-conflict countries, as well as addressing inequality and poverty.