The United Nations in collaboration with the Nippon Foundation of Japan is offering fellowship opportunities in ocean affairs issues to government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing states.
Application Deadline: 14th September 2022
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: International
To be Taken at (Organisation): Participating host institutions and the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
About the Fellowship: The United Nations – Nippon Foundation Fellowship provides Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing States with advanced training on ocean affairs and the law of the sea, as well as related disciplines, including marine science in support of management frameworks. Fellows will learn about international legal frameworks, key issues and best practices in ocean affairs, become familiar with the work of the United Nations, and develop professional skills. Fellows will also conduct individual research, under academic supervision, and develop a written thesis on a topic selected by them.
Upon completion of the Fellowship, Fellows are expected to return to their home countries and use their in-depth knowledge and extended experience to assist in formulating comprehensive ocean policy and in implementing the legal regime set out in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and related instruments, including through designing, implementing and/or evaluating specific improvement projects. For further details on the Fellowship objectives see this documentPDF
Offered Since: 2004
Who is qualified to apply? Candidates must meet all the following criteria:
Women candidates are strongly invited to apply, with a view to achieving gender balance in the selection process.
Selection Criteria: Satisfaction of the above criteria must be clearly demonstrated by the candidate through the application forms.
Number of Awards: 12
Value of Nippon Award: Fully-funded. Fellows will receive a stipend in accordance with the cost of living in the country in which he/she will be studying; travel costs and other support.
Programme Structure: The 9-month UN Nippon Fellowship Programme is composed of two consecutive phases which provide Fellows with advanced and customized research and training opportunities in their chose fields:
The deliverables of the Fellowship Programme are:
In addition, a number of assignments will be completed in the context of the training curriculum delivered during phase one of the programme.
How to Apply: The Fellowship application package consists of the following forms. To apply, please complete these forms:
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