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UNU Fellowship in Information and Communication Technologies and Development in China

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2019/06/30
UNU Fellowship in Information and Communication Technologies and Development in China

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The United Nation University’s Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) welcomes recent PhD graduates to join the Young Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) fellowship program in China. Fellows will spend one year in residence to conduct research under the supervision of the principal researchers and the Head of Research. You will be conducting high quality research that can push frontiers, deepen core research understanding, and/or offer new approaches to long-standing developmental issues in the fields of Information, Communication Technologies and Sustainable Development. The goals of the program are to:

  1. Contribute to sustainable development research field
  2. Address global development issues in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  3. Engage academic partners within the UN policy-making process
  4. Increase combined research capacity, global reach, and impact
  5. Keep research abreast of new and emerging scholarship on sustainable development
  6. Foster an interdisciplinary intellectual community

Requirements:

  1. A PhD or equivalent degree completed in a relevant discipline in the last two years
  2. Demonstrated experience conceptualizing and carrying out desk and field research in an area relevant to the ICTD field
  3. Engagement in research relevant to UNU-CS’ research agendas
  4. Excellent command of spoken and written English
  5. Flexibility and the ability to work under deadlines
  6. The capacity for creative solutions and out-of-the-box thinking
  7. A results-driven mindset
  8. Great team player with strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated by the ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
  9. At the end of the fellowship program, the ICTD Fellows are expected to jointly or independently produce research papers and a UN policy relevant outputs

Benefits:

  1. Office space in our newly renovated office building, which is part of Macau’s rich cultural heritage
  2. Free accommodation in UNU-CS’ staff apartment facility in the center of Macau, a 15-minute walk from the office; you will not pay rent but utilities only (continuous residency is required)
  3. Economy travel to and from Macau on the first arrival and final departure
  4. A stipend, competitive with local market rates
  5. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

About the Institute on Computing and Society:

The United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) is a research institute at the intersections of information and communication technology and sustainable development. It conducts UN policy-relevant research and generates solutions, addressing key issues expressed in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through high-impact innovations. Through its research, UNU-CS encourages data-driven and evidence-based actions and policies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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Eligibility

Nationality
United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Gender
Both gender
Interest
Technology

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Graduate Students
Funding
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Travel costs, Accommodation, Stipend/ Living allowance
Opportunity will take place in
China
Required Documents
CV, Cover Letter, Research Proposal, Language Certificate, Recommendation Letter, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Computer and Information Sciences
Educational Level
Ph.D
Required Languages
English
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