POGO-SCOR Fellowship Programme 2021 [Funding Available]: Apply by April 30: Expired

Applications are invited for the POGO-SCOR Fellowship Programme 2021.

About the Fellowship

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.

This fellowship is intended to support a 1-3 month visit to another oceanographic institute anywhere in the world, to undergo training on any aspect of oceanographic observations, analyses, and interpretation.

  • Promote training and facilitate global
  • Capacity development
  • Advance sustained global ocean observations & their applications
Priority Areas

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

  • Emerging technologies for ocean observations
  • Coastal observations/ Coastal zone management
  • Oxygen and other biogeochemical sensors on Floats and Gliders
  • Ocean and coastal modelling
  • Data management
  • Argo floats & gliders
  • Acoustic observations and modelling
  • Optical measurements of living and non-living particles
  • Time series measurements of N2O 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 (e.g. contributing to OceanSITES, IODE Ocean Data Portal, WOD and/or other shared data systems)
  • Large-scale, operational biological observations including biodiversity (e.g. biological Essential Ocean Variables including the Continuous Plankton Recorder and other programs)
Who can Apply?

This 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 (e.g. 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, for more information see the list of eligible countries at https://pogo-ocean.org/capacity-development/pogo-scor-fellowship-programme/.

Note that priority will be given to applicants in their early stages of career development. This fellowship is intended to support training in oceanographic observations, not research techniques. Its main purpose is to advance sustained ocean observations and their applications.

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Fellowship Offering

Funding to spend between one and three months at another oceanographic institute, anywhere in the world, to receive training on any aspect of oceanographic observation analyses and interpretation. The fellowship is NOT intended for an academic course of study, or for research.

What is Covered?
  • International airfare
  • Transport from airport to host institution
  • Contribution towards living expenses
What is NOT covered?
  • Domestic travel in the home country
  • Visa costs and insurance
  • Salary/bursary
  • Training costs
How to Apply?

Fellowship applicants should complete the application form online through this link.

It is also a requirement to attach 1) a proposal form (must use the template available below) and 2) flight quotation evidence.

The following documents are also required:

  • a parent supervisor recommendation letter
  • a host supervisor acceptance letter.

These letters must be provided on institutional letterhead and signed by the supervisors. Successful candidates will be asked to send the original documents to the POGO Secretariat in Plymouth, UK. However, at the application stage it is acceptable to supply the letters electronically, subject to the following conditions:

  • The parent supervisor or host supervisor must email the letter directly to pogoadmin@pml.ac.uk, from their institutional/work email address, and CC the applicant. Letters from unverifiable accounts, such as Gmail or Yahoo, will not be accepted.
  • The letter from the prospective host supervisor should state the standard costs per calendar month for accommodation in the local area.
  • The email subject must follow the format: POGO-SCOR 2021 Supervisor*/Host* letter to [APPLICANT’S LAST NAME].
  • Both letters must be sent by the application deadline: 30th April 2021.

Only applications that are complete in all respects will be considered for the Fellowship.

Review Process

Representatives from POGO and SCOR will review the applications.

In their decision-making, the Selection Committee will consider the following points:

  • Quality of the application;
  • Quality of the applicant;
  • The relevance of the application to the priority areas identified in the fellowship announcement;
  • Evidence that the training will lead to improved sustained observations in the region or improved applications of such data;
  • Evidence that the training will lead to capacity-building with potential lasting impact on regional observations; and,
  • The need to maximize a regional balance in the distribution of the awards.

All applicants will be informed of the decision within two months after the deadline for applications.

Application Deadline

April 30, 2021


E-mail: pogoadmin@pml.ac.uk

For more details, click the link below.

POGO-SCOR Fellowship Programme 2021

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