UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards
UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme
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UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards: MAB provides 10 young researchers each year with awards up to $5,000 in support of their research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity.
The MAB Young Scientists Awards targets young researchers carrying-out interdisciplinary research in line with UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme.
Priority is given to projects carried-out in biosphere reserves, on the theme of ecosystems and water.
To assist exchange of information and experience among a new generation of scientists.
To encourage young scientists, in particular those from developing countries, to use UNESCO Man and the Biosphere research, project sites and biosphere reserves in their research.
To encourage young scientists to undertake comparative studies with other sites, in or outside their country.
Criteria used in the selection of the Young Scientists Award:
Applicants may not be older than 40 years of age
Priority is given to research carried-out in biosphere reserves on the theme of ecosystems and water
Applicants from developed countries are eligible for Award only in exceptional cases
Awards are set at a maximum of US $5,000 each
International travel expenditures are usually not covered under this Award
Research supported by an Award should be completed within 2 years
Candidates must submit their research report to the MAB National Committee for approval before submission to the Secretariat in Paris
Candidates agree to the possibility of UNESCO publishing the results of their research.
Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.
Contact Details: mab.awards [at] unesco.org
Apply by February
For further details and application materials, see: UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards Website
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