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UNESCO Employment/Fellowships/Prizes

UNESCO Employment/Fellowships/Prizes

Employment Opportunities

UNESCO has periodic and on-going vacancies at its headquarters in Paris, as well as, openings in their field offices and various institutes throughout the world.

UNESCO Fellowships

The UNESCO Fellowships Program, through the award and administration of fellowships, study and travel grants, aims to: contribute to the enhancement of human resources and national capacity-building in areas that are closely aligned to UNESCO's expected strategic objectives and program priorities; and, increase fellowships co-sponsorship arrangements with interested donors and extra-budgetary funding sources through the Co-Sponsored Fellowships Program.


UNESCO confers a number of prizes to individuals and associations all over the world. Each UNESCO pillar, Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, Culture, and Communication and Information, has its own prizes. Each prize awards accomplishments that strengthen and exemplify one or many of UNESCO's goals. Below you will find the prizes for each pillar, for the most recent information check UNESCO's prizes site. The links below also provide information on the prizes with which UNESCO is affiliated. Prize nominations and appropriate material should be received by the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO forty days or more before the prize deadline, such that that prize can be reviewed by the Commission.

Some Previous American Prize winners

Prizes in Education
Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah Prize for Research and Training in Special Needs Education for the Mentally Disabled
International Reading Association Literacy Award
King Sejong Literacy Prize

Prizes in Natural Sciences
Carlos J. Finlay Prize
Great Man-Made River International Water Prize
Javed Husain Prize for Young Scientists
Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science
L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards "For Women in Science"
Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation
UNESCO Science Prize

Prizes in Social and Human Sciences
Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize
The Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science
UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence
UNESCO Prize for Architecture
UNESCO Prize for Landscape Architecture
UNESCO Prize for Peace Education
UNESCO International José Martí Prize
UNESCO Prize for Human Riughts Education

Prizes in Culture
Arirang Prize
Design 21 Competition
International José Martí Prize
International Simón Bolívar Prize
Melini Mercouri International Prize
Samarkand Taronassi Prize
Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Prize
UNESCO Crafts Prize
UNESCO Digital Arts Award
UNESCO International Music Council Music Prize
UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts

Prizes in Communication & Information
IPDC-UNESCO Prize for Rural Communication
UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize
UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize
UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Education

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