POGO Open Call for Shipboard Fellowship for Researchers from OECD Countries, 2019

Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) is awarding number of shipboard fellowship opportunities onboard research vessels during 2019. Fellowships are available for researchers from OECD countries.

This programme is designed to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans.

The Ocean Training Partnership is an initiative led by Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) in collaboration with the Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART) and the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) The project is funded by the Nippon Foundation and hosted by Marinetraining.eu.

Applications Deadline: This is an open-ended call, and we will review applications as they come in. Candidates will be contacted if they are considered to be suitable matches for shipboard fellowships as they become available.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue research.

Study Subject: Dependent on each particular fellowship opportunity. Suitable candidates will be contacted with further details.

Scholarship Award: The selected candidate will usually have the opportunity to visit the host institution for one month prior to the start of the cruise to participate in cruise preparation and planning; and to go on the cruise.
In some cases the fellowship will include one additional month back at the host institution after the cruise for further training in sample and data analysis and interpretation. The fellowship will provide the costs of a round-trip ticket between the home institute of the trainee and the host institution; subsistence allowance for up to 2 month’s stay in the host country depending on the particulars of the proposed training (estimated at a rate of 1035 EUR per month); the flight to and from the departure port; accommodation in the host institution country; accommodation in the ship departure port; ship messing fee; seafaring medical and sea survival course.

Nationality: Fellowships are available for researchers from OECD countries.

Number of Scholarships: Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) will be offering a number of shipboard fellowship opportunities onboard research vessels during 2019.

Eligible Countries: Fellowships are available for researchers from OECD countries. For a list of currently eligible countries, visit this page on the OECD website.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

This fellowship program is open to early career scientists, technicians, postgraduate students (PhD or MSc) and Post-doctoral Fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

How to Apply: Fellowship applicants should complete and submit the electronic application form (click on the APPLY HERE link at bottom of this section) together with a recommendation letter from the parent supervisor. Additionally, the parent supervisor recommendation letter needs to be submitted as a hard copy.

Please note that the application form includes sections on the applicant’s background and training requirements, capacity building intentions, a summary CV, and a fellowship proposal. In case of unstable internet connections, we recommend preparing this text in an offline document, then copy-pasting into the  online form.

If short-listed, the candidate may be asked to undergo an informal telephone/video conferencing interview.

Applications and recommendation letters should be written in English and letters submitted/uploaded in pdf format. It is recommended that descriptive sections be limited to about 100 – 150 words. Please use font sizes of 10 pt or larger. Only applications that are complete in all respects will be considered for the Fellowship.

Online Application

Scholarship Link

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