2019-10-04 17:35:00

Application for 2020 MAB Young Scientists Awards

Since 1989 the Man and Biosphere Programme of UNESCO has been supporting young researchers each year with awards of up to US$ 5,000 in support of their research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity. The MAB Young Scientists Awards targets young researchers carrying out interdisciplinary research in line with UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme. 

Deadline for applications : 13 December 2019.

Priority is given to projects carried out in biosphere reserves, which contribute to the achievement of  the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

It aims to encourage young scientists, in particular those from developing countries, to use MAB research, project sites and biosphere reserves in their research. 


  • To be eligible, award applications must be made on the MAB Young Scientists Award application form (in English or French) and follow-up technical requirements stated there. The application must be endorsed by the applicant's MAB National Committee, which may endorse only two applications per year from applicants who are not older than 35 years of age (at the closing date of the application).
  • Applications must contain concise information on past and existing research in areas concerned in order to present linkages and avoid duplications and financing of projects already carried-out. 
  • Priority is given to interdisciplinary projects carried out in biosphere reserves designated under the Man and the Biosphere Programme or potential biosphere reserves and which contribute to the implementation of the Lima Action Plan and the SDGs. In this regard, applicants shall identify in their applications if and how their research contributes to the research-related actions of the LAP and to the SDGs. 
  • Applicants from developed countries are eligible for Awards only in exceptional cases or if working in joint partnership with developing countries.
  • Research supported by an Award should be completed within two years.
  • Candidates must accept to submit reports of Award-funded research to the MAB Secretariat in Paris and to their MAB National Committees, and agree to the possibility of UNESCO publishing the results of their research.
  • International travel expenses are usually not covered under these Awards.

More information are available here.


27th International Summer University

27th International Summer University


The event is organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK), in cooperation with the Institute for Social and European Studies (ISES Foundation), the University of Pannonia, the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Heritage and Sustainability in Kőszeg under the patronage of the Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO.

Title: Game of Thrones between East and West - Understanding the New Cultural, Political and Economic Realities

Date: 27th June – 1st July 2022 (Online from Kőszeg, Hungary)

Application deadline: June 12, 2022

25. Nemzetközi Nyári Egyetem Kőszegen


Keringő a bizonytalansággal - Megpróbáltatások és átalakulások Közép- és Kelet-Európában 1989-től a COVID-19-ig (Kőszeg, 2020. június 29. - 2020. július 3.)

Szervezők: a Kőszegi Felsőbbfokú Tanulmányok Intézete (FTI-iASK), a Társadalmi és Európai Tanulmányok Intézetével (ISES) és a Pannon Egyetemmel, az Erasmus+ Programmal és a kőszegi UNESCO Tanszékkel együttműködésben

Az angol nyelvű képzés jelentkezési határideje: 2020. június 22.