Silk Roads Youth Research Grant

The International Center for Human Sciences (CISH) – UNESCO, Byblos encourages young women and men under the age of 35 to apply for the 2021 “Silk Roads Youth Research Grant” launched by UNESCO.

12 research grants of USD 10,000 will be awarded. The Grant aims to mobilize young researchers for further study of the Silk Roads shared heritage.

The Silk Roads Youth Research Grant is a new initiative that UNESCO has organized with the support of the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, in the context of its Silk Roads and MOST Programmes which are part of UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Programme.

The research needs to address specific issues relating to the Silk Roads shared heritage and plural identities, its internal diversity, its potential in contemporary societies for creativity, intercultural dialogue, social cohesion, regional and international cooperation, and ultimately sustainable peace and development.

A broad array of research fields can be covered and themes associated with the Silk Roads shared heritage are eligible including, but not limited to: Science and Technology; Traditional Knowhow and Craftsmanship; Religion and Spirituality; Language and Literature; Arts and Music; Traditional Sports and Games.

You can find more detailed information on the Silk Roads Youth Research Grant and on the application process on the following link:

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