UNESCO calls for proposals for the 2022 Silk Roads Youth Research Grant
UNESCO calls on young women and men under the age of 35 to apply for the 2022 Silk Roads Youth Research Grant. The grant aims to mobilize young researchers for further study of the Silk Roads shared heritage. Twelve grants of USD10,000 will be awarded per research project.
The deadline to apply for the Silk Roads Youth Research Grant has been extended to 12 June 2022.
The research needs to address specific issues relating to:
the shared heritage and plural identities developed along the Silk Roads,
its internal diversity,
its potential in contemporary societies for creativity, intercultural dialogue, social cohesion, regional and international cooperation, and
ultimately sustainable peace and development.
The UNESCO Silk Roads Youth Research Grant was first launched in 2021 and is organized within the UNESCO Silk Roads Programme with the support of the National Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO, in the context of UNESCO Social and Human Sciences Programme.
Who is eligible to apply for the grant?
Postgraduate researchers, aged 35 and younger at the time of application, are eligible to apply for the grant. The proposed research may be carried out by an individual researcher or may be part of the research of a group or collaborative project.
What fields of research on the Silk Roads are eligible?
A broad array of research fields, including multidisciplinary and multidimensional proposals not limited to one specific region or chronology, are eligible. Proposed research may cover one or several themes associated with the Silk Roads shared heritage including, but not limited to:
Science, Technology and Traditional Knowhow
Religion and Spirituality
Language and Literature
Arts and Music
Traditional Sports and Games
Economy and Trade
The Legacy of the Silk Roads and Contemporary Issues
How to submit your research proposal?
Applicants are required to submit their research proposals by downloading and completing the template provided detailing their research project, its methods, expected outcomes and contribution to existing scholarship.
Proposals should be submitted in English and sent to: email@example.com
When is the deadline?
The deadline for submitting proposals is extended until 12 June 2022.
The submitted research proposals will be evaluated by a scientific panel comprised of renowned international academics.
The list of grant awardees will be announced at the end of September 2022.
A comprehensive guide to the grant, including details on applicant eligibility criteria, suitable research topics, and evaluation process, is available here: