How to Apply for a UNITWIN Network or UNESCO Chair
Applications for UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks from UK higher education institutions are currently closed. The next call for applications will likely be in late 2013.
All UK higher education institutions wishing to apply for the UNESCO Chairs/UNITWIN Networks Programme must submit their application through the UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC). All proposals will be evaluated by the UKNC through a two-stage peer-review process. Please read the UK Guidance Note for full details on the application process.
When applications are open, interested parties should apply using the outline proposal form provided in the documents sidebar. All applicants should read the accompanying guidance note and application criteria (2 documents) before applying. Please note that not all outline proposals will be invited to continue the application process. Only a small number of applicants will be asked to submit full proposals each year. Note that these documents should act as a guide only and may be updated in future calls for applications.
In the 2013 cycle, the UK National Commission gave priority to proposals in the underrepresented areas of culture and communication & information. To support the diversification of the programme, applications from higher education institutions with existing UNESCO Chairs or UNITWIN Networks were not considered. Similar requirements may be used in future calls for applications.
If you are interested in applying for a UNESCO Chair or UNITWIN Network for a non-UK higher education institution, please contact the relevant National Commission for UNESCO or UNESCO headquarters.
For further information please contact Ian White at the UK National Commission for UNESCO Secretariat.