Call for Applications: Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report Fellowship

Proposals Due: 28.9 2018. Open to exceptional academic researchers and research-oriented policymakers with quantitative research skills, who demonstrate a potential for transformational impact in their domain, and share a commitment to provide more people with better educational opportunities. Applicants from low and middle income countries are encouraged.

The fellowship program aims (1) to strengthen the evidence base on education, particularly in emerging economies; (2) to build research capacity in education; and (3) to reinforce the links between research, policy, and practice in education.

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.

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

Fellowships will typically provide or contribute to the funding for fellows to conduct their research and build their networks for one year, of which at least one month would be spent at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The actual length and level of the fellowship will depend on the research proposal. Arrangements will be made for the fellows to build a GEM Report fellowship network.


  • 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.

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