The UN-Nippon Fellowship Programme is for government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing coastal States, so that they may obtain the necessary knowledge to assist their countries to formulate comprehensive ocean policy and to implement the legal regime set out in UNCLOS and related instruments. Each year, the UN-Nippon Selection Committee will review applications and award Fellowships to 10 successful candidates.
Field of Study: Candidates hoping to study Ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines including marine science.
* Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing coastal countries.
* Be nominated by their Government or employer;
* Be between ages 25 and 40;
* Possess a first university degree in a related discipline, and have a demonstrated ability to undertake independent advanced research and studies in an academic context;
* Be mid-level professionals who demonstrate that they work directly on ocean issues;
* Be in a position to accept placement with host institutions for a period of no less than nine consecutive months;
* Be in a good state of health so as to be cleared by the UN Medical Service; and
* Be in a position to obtain all relevant visas, including transit visas.
Value of the Program: Successful candidates will be provided with the opportunity to develop a research/study theme of direct relevance to their nation and/or region with respect to ocean affairs and the law of the sea, including in the marine sciences.
Number of Awards: 10
Duration of Program: The 9-month Fellowship Programme
How to Apply: Visit link below.