The final part of the 6-month training course is an individual research project. Fellows will work with a supervisor to design a project including a proposal, literature review, methodology section, results, and discussion of findings. Types of projects vary depending on the specialization line and the goals of the fellow. The topics may range from experimental to theoretical, from practical to speculative and may incorporate from laboratory work to fieldwork.
Fellows are awarded a UNU-FTP certificate upon delivery of the final report.
Through the final report, fellows demonstrate their ability to:
- Set realistic goals
- Show that they can delimit the project and select methods relevant to their goals
- Develop research questions
- Justify the selection of data-gathering methods
- Give a critical review of sources and theory
- Make a clear distinction between opinions and facts
- Construct an argument in the discussion of results
- Make a clear oral presentation
- Prepare a professional written product
- Use academic references
The report should reflect the work done by the fellow during the course.
Fellows must present their views on the issues covered and shed new light on the topics.
Fellows will give an oral presentation on their final project. The presentation will be open to the public.
The length of the report's main text (including tables and figures) should be in the range of 20-40 pages.
Samples of completed final projects are available through the Fellows section of our website.