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POGO-SCOR Fellowship Programme

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Application Deadline: 8 May 2022.
About Opportunity

The fellowship program is open to scientists, technicians, postgraduate students (preferably of PhD level) and post-doctoral fellows of developing countries and countries with economies in transition and involved in oceanographic work. Applicants must be citizens of developing countries or economies in transition, as defined by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD. List of eligible countries is available in the right hand menu. The main purpose of the program is to advance sustained ocean observations and their applications.  Priority is given to applicants in early stages of career development. This fellowship is intended to support training in oceanographic observations, not to learn research techniques. Its main purpose is to advance sustained ocean observations and their applications; it offers the opportunity to visit other oceanographic centres for a short period (1 to 3 months) for training on any aspect of oceanographic observations, analyses, and interpretation.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Quality of the application;
  2. Relevance of the application to the priority areas identified in the Fellowship Announcement (Emerging and low-cost technologies for ocean observations; Physical, biological and biogeochemical sensors on floats and gliders; Floating litter observations and modelling; Open and coastal ocean observation, modelling and management; Data management & time series analysis; Underwater sound, acoustic observations and modelling; Optical measurements of living and non-living particles; Fixed-point time-series observations (e.g. contributing to OceanSITES, OBIS, IODE Ocean Data Portal, WOD and/or other shared data systems); Large-scale, operational biological observations including biomolecular and biodiversity (e.g. biological EOVs, CPR, OBON and other programmes));
  3. Evidence that the training will lead to capacity-building with potential lasting impact on regional observations; and,
  4. The need to maximise regional distribution of the awards.

Application Procedure

Fellowship applicants should complete the application form online, (link in the sidebar).

It is also a requirement to attach 1) a proposal form (must use the template available below), 2) flight quotation evidence, 3)  a parent supervisor recommendation letter and 4) a host supervisor acceptance letter.

The parent and host supervisor letters must specifically address this fellowship, provided in English, on institutional letterhead and signed by the supervisors. The letter from the prospective host supervisor should state the standard costs per calendar month for accommodation in the local area.

Only applications that are complete in all respects will be considered for the Fellowship. 

Note: The applicant is responsible for identifying a suitable host supervisor and obtaining their agreement to host the fellowship. 

Official Website: POGO-SCOR Fellowship Programme

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