Fully Funded UNESCO GEM Fellowship Program 2018 in France

The Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, formerly known as the Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR), is an editorially independent, authoritative, and evidence-based annual report that monitors progress in education in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a special focus on SDG 4 on education.

The GEM Report Fellowship programme will support academic researchers and research-oriented policy-makers to carry out studies in the area of international and comparative education.



Scholarships Number and Award:

1. Each fellowship will last between six months to one year, depending on the work to be carried out, with one month spent in Paris. The GEM Report team will provide:

-A stipend (up to US$25,000) for the duration of the fellowship (up to one year) and full travel costs for at least one month to be spent in Paris for each of the fellows;

-A mentor from the team of GEM Report researchers. The GEM Report staff will allocate 3-5 hours per week to mentor and guide the fellows when they are in residence in Paris, and 2 hours per week while they are based in their home country;

-A desk and computer during their stay at the GEM Report team office, in the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

2. Recipients of a fellowship will have the opportunity to work with the GEM Report team’s specialists, one of the world’s leading teams in this field, to conduct research and analysis of education data with a primary focus on SDG 4, the global education goal.

3. The fellowships will help build new skills and deepen the participants’ capacity, while also sharing their experience and knowledge with the team as well as, where possible, with regions and countries.

4. Learning from their experience with the team, the fellows will also be able to participate in and influence the work of the GEM Report.


Education Level & Subject:

A training program with GEM for the international students. (Each fellowship will last between six months to one year, depending on the work to be carried out, with one month spent in Paris. The GEM Report team will provide)



Applications will be opened to all nationalities, however, the selection committee will look favorably at applications from individuals from low and middle-income countries. Calls for proposals will be issued twice a year and published through all relevant UNESCO and partner networks. Applicants will apply online. The GEM Report team will aim to host an average of three fellows per year in the team.

A successful proposal will

– explain the policy areas of interest, spell out the policy questions to be addressed, and indicate how the research will promote access, equity, inclusion, and quality in education systems

– show why GEM Report resources and research areas (thematic or geographic) are particularly well suited to address those questions

– show how the research relates to monitoring issues highlighted in past GEM reports or thematic issues of future GEM reports

Applicants will be required to provide three references to support their application. The final output will be a research report of publishable quality.


Required Documents:

1. CV in UNESCO format

2. One page with brief project title, abstract (150 words), duration, budget

3. Project proposal (maximum 5 pages / 2500 words) with the following information:

-research question/aim of the project

-relevance to the GEM Report

-proposed data and methodology

-timeline and resources


How to Apply:

To apply email l.loupis@unesco.org (please note that only submissions with a complete project proposal will be considered).



September 28, 2018


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