Conditions of Service


Fellows are not UN staff members. During the entire period of their fellowships, they receive a monthly stipend, which is intended to cover the cost of lodging, board and other essentials. These payments are an allowance and are not considered a salary or honorarium. They are normally paid on a monthly basis in the currency of the host country. Current stipend rates are available at:


 The United Nations will provide each Fellow with a round-trip air ticket to the duty station.

Medical insurance

The United Nations will provide Fellows with medical insurance with CIGNA for the entire duration of the fellowships award.

Additional information on the policies and procedures governing UN Fellowship Programmes is available at