UNESCO Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Program 2022

The UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Program 2022 is now accepting applications.

UNESCO Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Program
UNESCO Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Program

The Open Society Foundation’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report Fellowship Program.

supports scholars who want to provide a fresh viewpoint on comparative and international education development to contribute to the attainment of SDG 4, the global education objective.

The 2030 Agenda is just nine years away from being completed.

The Fellowship allows you to join a select group of academics and researchers who will work with the GEM Report team on one or both of its key objectives:

  • To track and report progress on SDG 4 on education, as well as education-related elements of other SDGs;
  • As part of the SDG follow-up and review, report on the execution of national and international initiatives to assist in holding all relevant partners accountable for their commitments.

Program Details

  • Write a Fellow paper that will be included on the GEM Report website. The article should be based on original research that has never been published before. The Fellowship gives you the chance to do policy-relevant research, such as examining key problems relating to the SDG 4 agenda’s monitoring, policy or implementation concerns, and making policy suggestions. After finishing the document, the writers are urged to expand on it for academic publication or more policy research on the subject.
  • Learn about specific aspects of the GEM Report’s work in monitoring quantitative and qualitative indicators and/or reporting on national and international strategy implementation; gain access to GEM Report data and expertise; and broaden researcher horizons and engagements within the international education community.
  • Participate in monthly meetings and other related activities with the GEM Report research team, as well as engage with the Fellows community by engaging in peer exchanges and networking. If appropriate, collaborate with the GEM Report’s communications and outreach teams on policy dissemination.

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Benefits of UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Program

The job will be done remotely, with the exception of a two-week visit to Paris (with travel allowance) if hygienic circumstances permit.

The GEM Report team will deliver the following services:

  • For the term of the fellowship, a salary of US$19,500 is provided (up to 11 months).
  • A mentor from the GEM Report research team who will give frequent mentorship, direction, and participation in the GEM Report process.
  • The research team and Fellows are involved in monthly meetings.


  • Report on the GEM Fellows should be affiliated with universities or research institutes, have extensive research techniques expertise, in-depth field policy and research analysis, and have generated some relevant research results.
  • Senior analysts, advanced doctorate candidates, post-doctoral students, professors, and researchers from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society backgrounds are all eligible for the Fellowship.
  • The Fellowship is designed to help applicants of various nationalities.

Project Proposal For UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Program

The study proposal should be contextualized within the present policy discussion on SDG 4, with a short description of the research’s potential contribution to the area of education and policymaking. The following items should be included:

  • Abstract of a study (no more than 200 words)
  • Proposal (maximum 8 pages / 4000 words) with the following components:
  1. Introduction/rationale for the topic’s importance in terms of policy

2. A very brief summary of relevant research and policies research topics that are relevant

3. To answer research questions, you’ll need data and techniques.

Data utilized for the research could be:

  1. Either large-scale quantitative data, such as national or cross-national evaluations of learning or literacy, or household, school, or labor force surveys

2. mixed methods data, combining secondary research with qualitative approaches (policy document analysis, focus group discussions, interviews) for in-depth examinations of one or more settings

3. Techniques — a heavy emphasis on descriptive methods, a clear presentation of empirical estimates, or qualitative coding should be included.

5. Timeframe for data gathering, investigation, and analysis, as well as resources. Within a 10-month timeframe, all analyses for the Fellowship should be completed.

6. GEM Report alignment: Explain why the resources and study areas (thematic or geographic) in the GEM Report are especially well suited to answer those issues.

While multi-country comparative studies are preferred, in-depth within-country analyses that speak to larger comparative significance are also acceptable.

Selection Criteria

Key criteria for selection include:

  • What voids does originality address in today’s educational research landscape?
  • Is the topic sufficiently wide and relevant for the greater community to have an impact on the global education agenda?
  • In terms of data, methodology, and relevance, analytical rigor is required.
  • Analytical feasibility within the time period
  • Research that focuses on equality and accountability, such as inquiries into human rights issues and educational disparities.

Other criteria could include:

  • Use of data resources from the GEM Report, such as household and school surveys connected to the World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE) or the GEM Report’s Profiles Enhancing Education Reviews (PEER).
  • Midway through the 2030 agenda, fresh insights on monitoring indicators, implementation, and problems are provided.
  • Support for the topics of future GEM reports, such as the GEM Report on Technology in 2023 and the GEM Report on Education Leadership in 2024.

Application for UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Program

Applicants will need to provide the following information:

  • Letter of introduction
  • proposal for a project

To apply, email [email protected]

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Deadline: December 1, 2021

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