UNU-EGOV Scholarships

The application period for Scholarships is now closed.


As part of its mission, the United Nations University (UNU-EGOV) provides a number of scholarships for ICEGOV. So far, 213 scholarships were awarded to authors of accepted papers from 54 different countries. These scholarships are aimed mostly at students, especially those originating from low-income, lower-middle-income, and upper-middle-income economies, to facilitate their attendance at the conference, allow them to present their research work, and help grow their academic and professional networks. In fact, 86% of all scholarships were awarded to people from this range of countries.

The application period this year runs between 1827 July 2022. 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 past the deadline will not be considered. The decision notification will be sent by email to all applicants on 29 July 2022.

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. Do not submit multiple forms; if you do, we will only consider the most recent. 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 2022/23;
  • Are from a low-income, lower-middle-income, or upper-middle-income economy.

For selection purposes, a student is considered to be someone enrolled in a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree for the academic year 2022/23 in a higher education institution. Post-doc applicants will not be considered students for the purpose of this scholarship. The categorisation of a given country is as provided by The World Bank. The ICEGOV 2022 scholarship covers the following items:

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

The free conference registration does not include the Conference Dinner; participants who wish to attend it 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 travel arrangements and visa application (if necessary) 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 they physically attend ICEGOV in full: all three days, plus the Doctoral Colloquium on 7 October if a paper has been accepted for that session.

Application form

The application period for Scholarships ended on 27 July 2022.