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POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship

POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship Programme 2021

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Applications are open for POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship Programme 2021. This programme is jointly funded by POGO and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and is designed to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans. The Programme has been a success for around 20 years, with more than 160 fellowships awarded since 2001.


  • The fellowship does not constitute a salary or a bursary but is a contribution to travelling and living expenses calculated on a monthly basis. The fellowship will provide international airfare and subsistence allowance for the fellowship period.
  • The trainee’s institute will bear all expenses incurred by the fellow in his/her own nation (domestic travel, visa costs, travel insurance, etc). and the host institute will waive any bench fees that they may normally charge trainees.


  • POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship Programme is open to scientists, technicians, postgraduate (preferably PhD) students and post-doctoral fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition (eg. Commonwealth of Independent States, Eastern Europe.)
  • Applicants must be citizens of developing countries or economies in transition, as defined by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD.

Priorities Themes

Priority will be given to applicants that address any one or more of the following topics

  • Emerging technologies for ocean observations
  • Coastal observations/Coastal zone management
  • Ocean and coastal modelling
  • Data management
  • Agro floats & gliders
  • Acoustic observations and modelling
  • Optical measurements of living and non-living particles
  • Time-series measurements of N20 and CH4 (linked to SCOR Working Group 143)
  • Ocean observations and modelling in the Indian Ocean (contributions to IIOE-2).
  • Fixed point time-series observations (eg. contributing to OceanSITES, IODE Ocean Data Portal, WOD and/or other shared data systems).
  • Large-scale, operational biological observations including biodiversity (eg. biological Essential Ocean Variables including the Continuous Plankton Recorder and other programs)

Selection Criteria

  • Quality of the application;
  • Relevance of the application to the priority areas identified in the Fellowship Announcement (Argo Floats and gliders; fixed-point time-series observations; large-scale, operational biological observations including biodiversity; emerging technologies for ocean observations; data management; coastal observations/ coastal zone management; ocean and coastal modelling; oxygen and other biogeochemical sensors on floats and gliders; optical measurements of living and non-living particles; time series measurements of N2O and CH4); ocean observations and modelling in the Indian Ocean (contributions to IIOE-2).
  • Evidence that the training will lead to capacity-building with potential lasting impact on regional observations; and,
  • The need to maximise regional distribution of the awards.

POGO-SCOR Fellowship Application Portal


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline14 May,2021
Open toAll



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