UNICEF - IRC invites young researchers to submit proposals 2011

Posted by Shofi Fida Thursday, August 25, 2011 0 comments
The Innocenti Research Centre (IRC) in Florence (Italy) is the research arm of UNICEF. The IRC has invested in a new research programme and is currently seeking opportunities to broaden and deepen the scope of it research activities. Information on the IRC can be found on the website http://www.unicef-irc.org/

The research proposal:
Applicants are expected to submit a research proposal in English of not more than 3.000 words (list of references to be added separately). The proposal should include:
- A title and an abstract (and obviously the name of the author)
- A research question and sub-questions;
- An assessment of the prior studies that addressed these questions and the intended contribution to be made by the proposed research project;
- A description of the methodology to be used including eventually a description of the data to be used in the research, an assessment on the availability of the data or the procedure to collect or obtain them;
- A research plan with a time plan and a description of the end-product of the research;
- The names of 2 researchers who are seen as leading scholars in the field of the research question(s);
- A budget is needed, if specific research costs are going to be encountered (no need to specify a budget for presentation of the study at conferences or for the fellowship itself);
- An indication of the persons’ availability for eventually accepting the fellowship in the period October 2011 – March 2012.
Applicants are requested to fill and submit electronically the P11 form available at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc) simultaneously with the research proposal and a short letter of motivation. No application will be considered if not all the documents are submitted before the deadline. The proposals should be submitted no later than 10 September 2011.

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