UNESCO GEM Report Fellowship 2024 (Fully Funded)

March 17, 2024

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UNESCO GEM Report Fellowship 2024 (Fully Funded)

UNESCO GEM Report Fellowship 2024 (Fully Funded)

Scholarship Description:

UNESCO GEM Report Fellowship 2024 (Fully Funded) is open for International Students . The scholarship allows Post Doctorate level programm(s) in the field of Education taught at UNESCO. The deadline of the scholarship is 22 Mar 2024.

Degree Level:

UNESCO GEM Report Fellowship 2024 (Fully Funded) is available to undertake Post Doctorate level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • Education

Scholarship Benefits:

  • Financial Support: A competitive stipend of up to US$19,500 will be provided to cover living expenses for the fellowship period (up to 11 months). Additionally, travel costs will be fully funded for a mandatory one-month stay in Paris.
  • Mentorship Program: Fellows will be paired with a dedicated mentor from the GEM Report’s experienced research team. This mentor will provide ongoing guidance and support, including 3-5 hours per week of in-person mentorship during the Paris residency and 2 hours per week virtually while the fellow is based in their home country.
  • Workspace: During their stay in Paris, fellows will have access to a dedicated workspace with a desk and computer at the UNESCO Headquarters, allowing them to collaborate effectively with the GEM Report team.

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Eligible Nationalities:

This scholarship is open to international students of all nationalities.

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Eligibility Criteria:


  • Applicants must be fluent in one of UNESCO’s official languages (English or French) and demonstrate the ability to write high-quality research papers in English.


  • The fellowship is open to candidates from all countries worldwide.
  • UNESCO GEM encourages applications from individuals with experience in research institutions, government agencies, or professional organizations.


  • A doctoral degree is preferred.
  • Proven experience in quantitative research methods is essential.
  • Experience in national-level education policymaking is a strong asset.
  • A publication record in peer-reviewed academic journals is highly desirable.
  • An advanced degree in a relevant field such as education, sociology, economics, political science, psychology, demography, statistics, psychometrics, etc., is required.


  • Demonstrated experience in policy analysis, either in academic/research settings or national/international agencies.
  • A proven track record of managing research and/or policy-related projects is necessary.
  • Established contacts within the education policy community are a plus.
  • Experience working with education systems in low, middle, or high-income countries is preferred.

Research Proposal:

  • The application should include a research proposal addressing a critical policy issue related to the upcoming GEM Report. This proposal should offer a fresh perspective on the topic.
  • The proposal should situate the research within the ongoing discussions surrounding SDG 4 (the global education goal) and briefly explain how the research will contribute to the field of education and policymaking.

Relevance to GEM Report:

  • A strong proposal will clearly explain how the research will benefit the GEM Report’s work.
  • It should define the specific policy areas of focus, outline the policy questions it aims to answer, and demonstrate how the research will promote access, equity, inclusion, and quality in education systems.
  • You should explain why the resources and research areas (thematic or geographic) of the GEM Report are particularly well-suited to address your research questions.
  • Additionally, highlight how the research connects to monitoring issues raised in past GEM reports or potential themes for future reports.

Data and Methodology:

  • The proposal should detail the data you plan to use for your research project, including the key variables.
  • Describe the methods and statistical procedures you will employ.


  • Include a realistic and achievable timeline for your research project.
  • Explain the rationale for conducting part of the research in Paris, outlining the expected duration, benefits, and justification for this stay.

Application Procedure:

  • Language: All application materials must be submitted in English.
  • Required Documents:
    • Curriculum vitae (CV) formatted according to the UNESCO CV template.
    • A one-page summary of your project, including:
      • A concise title.
      • A brief abstract (around 150 words) describing your project.
      • The estimated duration of your research.
      • A high-level budget outline.
    • A detailed project proposal (maximum 5 pages or 2500 words) covering:
      • Your research question or the main objective of your project.
      • How your research aligns with the goals of the GEM Report.
      • The data you plan to use and the methods you’ll employ for analysis.
      • A realistic timeline and resource needs for your project.
  • References: Include contact information for three references who can support your application.
  • Submission: Send your complete application package to gemreport.fellowship@unesco.org.

Selection Process:

  • The GEM Report team will review applications based on the eligibility criteria, with a focus on the quality, potential, and originality of your proposal, as well as your qualifications and experience.
  • Shortlisted candidates may be invited to discuss potential refinements to their proposals during a review meeting.
  • Due to resource limitations, the GEM Report team cannot offer feedback on proposals that are not selected.

Learn More:

For more information about the GEM Fellowship, visit the official website given down below.