UNESCO Silk Roads Youth Research Grant for Young Researchers 2024

UNESCO Silk Roads Youth Research Grant for Young Researchers
UNESCO Silk Roads Youth Research Grant for Young Researchers

Applications are invited from motivated young researchers for the UNESCO Silk Roads Youth Research Grant, which is supported by the People’s Republic of China’s National Commission for UNESCO.

This initiative will award 12 research grants to young women and men under the age of 35 in order to mobilize young researchers for further study of the Silk Roads shared heritage.

  • Deadline: May 31, 2023
  • Provider: UNESCO 
  • Host Institution(s): National Commission of China for UNESCO
  • Subjets: All Subjects Funding
  • Types: Fully Funded Grant
  • Grant Worth: USD 10,000 per research project
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: Graduates
  • Nationality: International Students

UNESCO Silk Roads Youth Research Grant | DETAILS

As part of the Silk Roads Programme’s ongoing work to better understand the rich history, shared legacy, and spirit of the Silk Roads, UNESCO launched the ‘Silk Roads Youth Research Grant’ in 2021 within the framework of the Social and Human Sciences Sector, with the support of the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO. The third edition was released on March 8, 2023.

The panel will award 12 grants of USD 10,000 each based on the proposed research’s strengths and potential contribution to furthering understanding of the interactions and exchanges taking place along the Silk Roads, as well as the concrete elements that result from them. The grant will be distributed in two installments.

Eligibility Criteria 

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the UNESCO Silk Roads Youth Research Grant:

  • Applicants must have completed their studies.
  • Postgraduate researchers from any country who are 35 or younger at the time of application are eligible to apply.
  • The proposed research could be conducted by a single researcher or as part of a group or collaborative project.
  • However, each research project will only receive one grant.

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List of Eligible Countries

Participants from the following countries are eligible to apply:

  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Chad
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Iraq
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • Fiji
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Viet Nam
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Trinidad and Tobago


Please read the Applicant Guidelines carefully before downloading and filling out the Submission Template, which details your research, its methods, expected outcomes, and contribution to existing scholarship. Applicants will receive an email confirming the submission of their proposal.

Proposals must be submitted in English and emailed to silkroadsgrant@unesco.org.

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