GEM Report Individual Fellowship Programme 2022

The Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report call for applications for its 2022GEM Report Individual Fellowship Programme.

The Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report Fellowship Programme, funded by the Open Society Foundation, supports researchers who aim to bring a novel perspective to comparative and international education development to aid the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, the global education goal.

However, the Fellowship offers an opportunity to be part of a select group of scholars and researchers, collaborating with the GEM Report team on one or both aspects of its core objectives: 

(1) to monitor and report on progress in the SDG 4 on education and education-related aspects in other SDGs;  

(2) to report on the implementation of national and international strategies to help hold all relevant partners to account for their commitments as part of the SDG follow-up and review.


The GEM Report team will provide:

  • A stipend (US$19,500) for the duration of the fellowship (up to 11 months).
  • A mentor from the team of GEM Report researchers, to provide regular mentoring, guidance and engagement with the GEM Report work.
  • Monthly meetings engagement across the research team and Fellows


  • Gem fellowship aims to support candidates from diverse nationalities.
  • The Fellowship is open to fellows at early or advanced stages of their career, and can include senior analysts, advanced doctoral candidates, post-doctoral students, professors, or researchers from non-governmental organization (NGO) and civil society backgrounds.

Selection criteria

Key criteria for selection include:

  • Originality – what gaps does it fill in the current educational research landscape?
  • Potential to influence the global education agenda – are the issues adequately broad and relevant for the larger community? 
  • Analytical rigour, in terms of data, methods, and relevance.
  • Feasibility of analysis within the time frame
  • Research that highlights equity and accountability, such as investigations of human rights challenges, and inequalities in educational progress
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Application Process

Applicants will need to provide the following information:

  • CV in UNESCO format and full list of publications
  • Cover letter
  • Project proposal

Deadline: December 1, 2021.

For more information, visit the official site.

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