UNESCO: Proposals for the 2021 Silk Roads Youth Research Grant

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UNESCO has launched a call for young women and men under the age of 35 to apply for the 2021 ‘Silk Roads Youth Research Grant’. The grant aims to mobilise young researchers for further study of the Silk Roads shared heritage.

The Silk Roads Youth Research Grant is a new initiative that UNESCO has organised with the support of the National Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO, in the context of its Silk Roads and MOST Programmes which are part of UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Programme.

The research needs to address specific issues relating to

  • The Silk Roads shared heritage and plural identities.

  • Its internal diversity.

  • Its potential in contemporary societies for creativity, intercultural dialogue, social cohesion, regional and international cooperation, and ultimately sustainable peace and development.

Postgraduate researchers, aged 35 and younger at the time of application, are eligible to apply for the grant. The proposed research may be carried out by an individual researcher or may be part of the research of a group or collaborative project.

A broad array of research fields, including multidisciplinary and multidimensional proposals not limited to one specific region or chronology, are eligible. Proposed research may cover one or several themes associated with the Silk Roads shared heritage including, but not limited to:

  • Science and Technology.

  • Traditional Knowhow and Craftsmanship.

  • Religion and Spirituality.

  • Language and Literature.

  • Arts and Music.

  • Traditional Sports and Games.

12 research grants of 10,000 USD will be awarded.

Deadline: 18 April 2021

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