UNU-EGOV Scholarships

As part of its mission, UNU-EGOV has offered, in four of the past five editions of the ICEGOV conference, a total of 159 Scholarships to authors of accepted papers from 40 different countries (out of which 80% are developing countries). These Scholarships are aimed mostly for students, especially those from developing countries, to facilitate their attendance at the event, allow them to present their research work and grow their academic and professional networks.

Important dates

The application period will run from 12 November 2019 to 1 December 2019. The timezone used for the deadline is Anywhere on Earth (AoE or UTC-12). Any application submitted past the deadline will not be considered by the Selection Committee. The decision notification will be sent by email to all applicants on 6 December 2019.

How to apply

To apply, you need to fill and submit the form available on this page (below), ensuring that you correctly fill all the requested data. If your paper is co-authored, only one of the authors may apply for the Scholarship. If two or more authors of the same paper apply, this may lead to all applications being nullified. All responses saved by the form will remain confidential and secure. Your data will not be shared with third parties and will be used solely for the purpose of applying for the scholarship. Before submitting, review the data you entered. An email confirming the submission will be sent to you.


For ICEGOV2020, the UNU-EGOV Scholarship will cover the following:

  • Free conference registration;
  • Lump sum of $300.00 USD.

The free conference registration does not include the Workshops and the Conference Dinner; participants who wish to attend these events still need to pay the respective fee during registration. The lump sum of $300.00 USD will be transferred to the participant’s bank account after the conference, to ensure that the Scholarship awardee attended the conference in full (all 3 days). Please note that accommodation and travel costs are not covered by the UNU-EGOV Scholarship. Authors are expected to cover these costs themselves. As such, we advise that all necessary accommodation, visa applications and travel arrangements are made as early as possible.

Since the number of Scholarships is limited, the preference will be given to authors who fill both of the following criteria:

  • Are students during the academic year 2019/2020;
  • Are from a developing country.

For selection purposes, a student is considered to be “someone enrolled in a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree for the academic year 2019/2020 in a higher education institution”. Post-doc applicants will not be considered students for the purpose of the Scholarship. A developing country is considered to be any country categorized by The World Bank as low-income, lower-middle-income, and upper-medium-income at the date of selection. The latest data for all countries is available here.

Application Form

The application form will be available here once the application period starts.