Call for Applications: CONFINTEA Research Scholarships 2015

In September 2015 UIL will offer four CONFINTEA research scholarships for a period of one month each to researchers from UNESCO Member States (particularly from the global South). The scholarships are mainly based on private donations from the British educationalist Peter Jarvis and his publisher Taylor & Francis and the Nomura Centre for Lifelong Integrated Education in Japan. The CONFINTEA research scholarship programme was launched in 2012 and since then a total of eleven scholars have taken part in the programme. Participants are selected on the basis of their potential to produce articles, research papers, programme tools or policies which can be shared with decision-makers and will have an impact in the education sector of their home countries. Prospective scholars will be able to benefit from using UIL’s knowledge base and resources for their research in the area of lifelong learning with a focus on adult and continuing education, literacy and non-formal basic education. Scholarship holders will spend the month of September 2015 at UIL. In addition, scholarship holders will have a chance to exchange knowledge with other scholars, UIL staff and its external partners. Scholars will work under the supervision of a UIL researcher, but should be prepared to work under their own initiative for most of the time. They will be expected to present the research they have undertaken at UIL for discussion and to report on follow-up activities and results of their research in the following months. The scholars will be offered membership in UIL’s Alumni Network. Furthermore they will receive a one-year electronic subscription to UIL’s bimonthly journal, the International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning to which they can also send their work for review. UIL will arrange and pay for suitable accommodation close to the Institute, health insurance and a return (air) ticket, cheapest economy fare. Additionally, a lump sum contributing to other costs before, during and after the research stay at UIL (such as visa costs, transportation, daily food, etc.) will be paid upon arrival. In order to apply, please submit the following:
  •  your research proposal, including the intended outcome of research (e.g., policy paper, article, book, dissertation)
  •  your current résumé/CV
Interested candidates are asked to submit their application by 30 April 2015 to the CONFINTEA scholarship coordinator: Ms Lisa Krolak at  For further information please contact Ms Lisa Krolak or consult the CONFINTEA scholarship website at: