Applications for the 2019 UN – Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship programme are currently being accepted. The fellowship provides opportunities for advanced education and research in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea to Government officials and mid-level professionals from developing states. The deadline is on 14th of September.
The nine-month fellowship program is composed of two consecutive phases:
- Phase One: three-month Research and Training undertaken between April and June at DOALOS at the UN HQ in New York.
- Phase Two: six-month Advanced Academic Research and Study undertaken between July and December at one of the host institutions under the guidance of experts.
Fellows will be provided with a return economy class plane ticket to travel between their home country and locations of host institutions and UN HQ. Fellows will receive a stipend during their nine-month fellowship.
- Candidates should be between the ages of 25 and 40. Applicants must have successfully completed a first university degree, and demonstrate a capacity to undertake independent advanced academic research and study;
- A successful candidate must be a mid-level professional from a national government organ of a developing coastal State, or another governmental or non-governmental agency in such a State, which deals directly with ocean affairs issues, and your professional position must allow you to directly assist your nation in the formulation and/or implementation of policy in this area. This includes marine sciences and the science-policy linkage;
- Proposed research and study program must contribute directly to your nation’s formulation and/or implementation of ocean affairs and law of the sea policies and programs.
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