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PhD & Postdoctoral Fellowships - Sustainable Development

The United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) is now accepting applications for its three fellowship programmes: UNU-IAS PhD Fellowships, UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowships, and JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships. The closing date for applications is 28 February 2013. UNU-IAS is a multi-thematic, interdisciplinary, research and training centre located in Yokohama, Japan.

The Institute’s fellowship programmes provide young scientists, policy makers, and developing country scholars with the opportunity to expand their intellectual vision beyond a single scientific field. UNU-IAS PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships are offered for a period of 12 months beginning in September 2013. JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships are offered for 24 months beginning in September 2013. Postdoctoral candidates must have completed a PhD degree, and PhD Fellowship candidates must be at the advanced stage of their doctoral dissertation. Candidates' current research must be closely related to one of the thematic areas of the Institute (see for more details).

For more information: - UNU-IAS Fellowship programme information at - The online application form is available at - For additional research areas and separate fellowship conditions for JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships, see - Contact us at