The United Nations (UN), The Nippon Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The United Nations – The Nippon Foundation Sustainable Ocean Programme Critical Needs Fellowship’to provide opportunities for advanced education and research in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines including marine science in support of management frameworks, to Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing 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.

Funding brief: The United Nations and The Nippon Foundation of Japan concluded a trust fund project agreement to provide capacity-building and human resource development to developing States Parties and non-Parties to UNCLOS through a new Fellowship Programme. The Programme is executed by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) of the Office of Legal Affairs.

The objective of the fellowship is to provide opportunities for advanced education and research in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines including marine science in support of management frameworks, to Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing 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.

Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows should have an advanced awareness and understanding of key issues and best international practices in ocean affairs and are expected to return to their home-countries to contribute their experience to assist with the effective implementation of UNCLOS and related instruments and programmes. Fellows should be able to design, implement and/or evaluate specific improvement projects in their home countries related to ocean affairs, develop a core leadership capacity and have an in-depth understanding of legal frameworks, methodologies and tools to further improve implementation of instruments and programmes and to provide for their effective enforcement in conformity with international law.

Programme Structure: The 9-month Fellowship Programme is composed of two consecutive phases which provide Fellows with advanced and customised research and training opportunities in their chose fields:

Phase One: 3-month Research and Training – normally undertaken between March/April and June at DOALOS at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Phase Two: 6-month Advanced Academic Research and Study – normally undertaken between July and December at one of the prestigious participating Host Institutions and under the guidance of subject matter expert(s) who have recognized in-depth expertise in the Fellows’ chosen field of study.

Donor Name: The United Nations (UN), The Nippon Foundation
Funding name: The United Nations – The Nippon Foundation Sustainable Ocean Programme Critical Needs Fellowship

Deadline: Complete applications must be received by DOALOS not later than 13th, September, 2019.

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Funding limit: Not found

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Awards will be made in November 2019 for the 2020 sessions of each Fellowship Programme, and successful candidates will begin the Programmes in March/April 2020.

Project duration: 9 months

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: Candidates wishing to be considered for a Fellowship award must ensure that they meet all the following criteria:
You must be between the ages of 25 and 40;
You must have successfully completed a first university degree, and demonstrate a capacity to undertake independent advanced academic research and study;
You must be a mid-level professional from a national government organ of a developing State, or another governmental or non-governmental agency in such a State, which deals directly with ocean affairs issues, and your professional position must allow you to directly assist your nation in the formulation and/or implementation of policy in this area. This includes marine sciences and the science-policy linkage. Your “Nomination and Recommendation Form” should be completed by a Government official or other official who can attest to the nature of your work with respect to the Government’s ocean affairs and law of the sea related activities, and indicate how an Award would directly contribute to these activities;
Your proposed research and study programme must contribute directly to your nation’s formulation and/or implementation of ocean affairs and law of the sea policies and programmes; and
Candidates must be free of all non-Fellowship obligations during this entire period unless otherwise authorized by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations. Phase 1 is approximately 3 months at United Nations Head Quarters in New York (normally April through June) and phase 2 is approximately six months at the host institution (normally July through December).

Satisfaction of the above criteria must be clearly demonstrated by the candidate through the application forms and confirmed by a nominating authority.
Women candidates are strongly invited to apply, with a view to achieve gender balance in the selection process.

Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

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Form (Proposal):
The Personal History and Proposed Research/Study Programme Form
The Nomination and Recommendation Form

How to apply: The Fellowship application package consists of the following three forms:
1.The Personal History and Proposed Research/Study Programme Form
This Form must be completed by the candidate, either typewritten or word processed. Each question must be answered clearly and completely in order to ensure that the application will be processed. While completing this form, candidates should pay particular attention to sections 18, 19 and 20. If necessary, candidates may attach no more than one additional page of the same size. Candidates should refer to the list of participating host institutions while completing sections 21 and 23.

Once this form is completed, it must be submitted by the candidate to the Nominating Authority along with:
2. The Nomination and Recommendation Form
This form must be completed and signed by the official nominating entity
Once completed, forward directly to DOALOS both the “Nomination and Recommendation Form” and the completed “Personal History and Proposed Research/Study Programme Form”.
Applications should be sent to: The United Nations – The Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship Programme, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations, Room DC2-0450 New York, N.Y. 10017, U.S.A., E-mail (Preferred) : DOALOS@un.org , Fax: +1-917-367-0560

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