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Fully Funded UNESCO Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Fellowship 2019 in France

Fully Funded UNESCO Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Fellowship 2019 in France

Fully Funded
Country: France
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Applications are open for global Education Monitoring Report Fellowship program happening in France. The Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, formerly known as the Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR), is an editorially independent, authoritative, and evidence-based annual report. Further, that monitors progress in education in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which have been adopted as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with a special focus on SDG 4 on education.

Moreover, The GEM Report Fellowship program, supported by OSI, aims to strengthen the evidence base on education, particularly in emerging economies, build research capacity in education, and reinforce the links between research, policy, and practice in education. Further, Fellows will be among applicants from research institutions, government agencies or professional organizations. Candidates with a doctoral degree, who are familiar with quantitative research methods and experience in national-level policy-making and who have published work in scientific journals are encouraged to apply. Further,  Selected fellows will be invited to work with the GEM Report team for a period between six months and one year, of which one month will be spent on site at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Also, The fellowship is nonrenewable.


  • A stipend (up to US$25,000) for the duration of the fellowship (up to one year)
  • Full travel costs for one month to be 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.


Academic background:

  • An advanced university degree in education, sociology, economics, political science, psychology, demography, statistics, psychometrics or other related fields.

Professional background:

  • Proven experience in policy analysis in an academic/research or a national/international agency setting.
  • Proven experience in organizing projects in research and/or policy contexts.
  • Also, contacts within the education policy community would be an advantage
  • Experience with education systems in low, middle or high-income countries.


  • Sound knowledge of and proven experience in the application of statistical techniques involving large scale survey data.
  • Experience using statistical analysis software such as Mplus, R, STATA, SPSS or SAS would be an asset.


  • Fluency in one of the two UNESCO official languages (English and French) and the capacity to draft to a high standard in English.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline28 September,2019
Open toAll



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