The Fellowships are aimed to support researchers and academics from developing and transitioning countries to develop capacity, research skills and expertise in data science and analytics, working collaboratively with researchers and academics at the University of Essex under the programme of work of the UNESCO Chair in Analytics and Data Science, Prof Maria Fasli. This is a competitive award for academics and researchers to undertake a short-term period of research and development in the field of data science and analytics. Such awards are typically arranged for up to two weeks.
This short-term fellowship opportunity will provide a researcher or academic with the opportunity to work in collaboration with academic and research staff at the University of Essex to develop research capacity, expertise and skills in data science and analytics.
Applicants are expected to make a proposal for the purpose and content of their visit.
Indicative activities include:
This opportunity is open to all academics and researchers from developing and transitioning countries (as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)) who have a track record of academic output, as demonstrated in peer-reviewed literature, and a strong commitment to quality research outputs. Applications from Early Career Researchers (ECRs) typically within five years of being awarded a PhD are also welcome.
PhD students are not eligible for this opportunity.
We cannot accept applications to either our Southend or Loughton campuses, this opportunity will be based on the main Colchester campus only.
Please note that these fellowship opportunities are awarded on a competitive basis.
The UNESCO Fellowship opportunity covers travel and subsistence expenses of up to a maximum of £2000 and can be used to cover:
Award holders are also given the title of International Visiting Fellow for the period of their stay.
Longer visits are possible if the Fellow secures funding from other sources. Please contact us if you would like to extend the visit beyond the typical two weeks.
To apply for this opportunity, please complete the UNESCO Fellowship opportunity application form (.docx).
You will also need to provide us with:
Selection decisions will be made by a panel of academics from the Institute for Analytics and Data Science, and the Research and Enterprise Office. Applications will be assessed on:
Further details for future UNESCO applications will be coming soon.