POGO Ocean in association with Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) invites application from eligible candidates for the visiting fellowship. The jointly POGO and SCOR funded visiting fellowship aims to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the ocean. The Programme has been a success for over fifteen years, with more than 160 fellowships awarded since 2001.
The oceanography 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. Moreover, Applicants must be citizens of developing countries or economies in transition. The main purpose of POGO Visiting Fellowship is to advance sustained ocean observations and their applications. Further, the fellowship program aims to give priority to applicants in the early stages of career development. However, this fellowship is intended to support training in oceanographic observations, not to learn research techniques. Also, it offers the opportunity to visit other oceanographic centers for a short period (1 to 3 months) for training on any aspect of oceanographic observations, analyses, and interpretation.
POGO Ocean covers the following for the visiting fellowship program.
However, it doesn’t cover:
Eligible applicants must be a:
The Selection Criteria involve a number of factors including:
Fellowship applicants should complete and submit electronically the application form. Also, the applicant must submit a recommendation letter from the parent supervisor and a letter of acceptance from the prospective host supervisor. Moreover, applicants need to submit a hard copy of the parent supervisor recommendation letter. The letter from the prospective host supervisor should state the standard costs per calendar month for accommodation in the local area. Also, applications that complete in all respects are eligible for the Fellowship.
However, the applicant is responsible for identifying a suitable host supervisor and obtaining their agreement to host the fellowship.
In addition, mail* the signed original parent supervisor recommendation letter to:
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Plymouth PL1 3DH
* the letter should be posted prior to the application deadline, as shown by the postmark.
The deadline for this round of applications is 30 April 2019.