UNU-EGOV Scholarships

The application period for the UNU-EGOV Scholarship is not yet open. Please check this page after 1 July to apply.

As part of its mission, the United Nations University (UNU-EGOV) regularly provides a number of scholarships for ICEGOV. So far, more than 190 scholarships were provided to authors of accepted papers from 40 different countries. These scholarships are aimed mostly at students, especially those from developing countries, to facilitate their attendance at the event, allow them to present their research work, and help them grow their academic and professional networks. In fact, most scholarships (85%) were awarded to people from developing countries.

The application period runs from 1 to 20 July 2021. The timezone in effect for the deadline is Anywhere on Earth (UTC-12: this means that the deadline has not passed if, anywhere on Earth, the deadline date has not yet passed). Any application submitted after deadline will not be considered by UNU-EGOV. The decision notification will be sent by email to all applicants on 27 July 2021.

To apply, you need to fill and submit the form available on this page (once the application period starts), 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.


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 2020/21;
  • 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 2020/21 in a higher education institution”. Post-doc applicants will not be considered students for the purpose of this scholarship. A developing country is considered to be any country categorised by The World Bank as low-income, lower-middle-income or upper-middle-income at the date of selection. The latest data for all countries is available here.

The ICEGOV 2021 scholarship will cover the following items:

  • 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. Please note that accommodation and travel costs are not covered by the scholarship; the authors are expected to cover these costs themselves. As such, we advise that visa application (if necessary) and travel arrangements are done as early as possible.

The lump sum of $300.00 USD will be transferred to the participant’s bank account after the conference on the condition that he/she physically attends ICEGOV in full (all 3 days, plus the pre-conference day if attending the Doctoral Colloquium). If the participant attends remotely, or if the whole conference takes place online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this lump sum will no longer be awarded, only the free registration.