Online applications are invited for The Nippon Foundation Fellowship Program 2023 by United Nations. The last date of application is Sep 8, 2023.
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Overview of Nippon Foundation Fellowship Program 2023
The objective of the United Nations – The Nippon Foundation Fellowship is to provide funded opportunities for advanced training in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, or related disciplines including marine science in support of management frameworks, to mid-level Government
officials and other mid-level professionals from developing States so that they may obtain the necessary skills to assist their countries in the implementation of the legal framework set out in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and related instruments, as well as to formulate comprehensive ocean management regimes, including within the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Structure of Nippon Foundation Fellowship Program 2023
The 9-month Fellowship Programme is composed of two consecutive phases which provide Fellows with advanced and customized research and training opportunities in their chose fields:
- Phase One: 3-month Research and Training, which is 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, which is 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.
Deliverables of Nippon Foundation Fellowship Program 2023
The deliverables of the Fellowship Programme are:
- A 100-page written thesis
- A presentation of the research
- An ocean Governance matrix
In addition, a number of assignments will be completed in the context of the training curriculum delivered during phase one of the program.
Eligibility of Nippon Foundation Fellowship Program 2023
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 the law of sea-related activities, and indicate how an Award would directly contribute to these activities;
- Your proposed research and study program must contribute directly to your nation’s formulation and/or implementation of ocean affairs and the law of the sea policies and programs; and
- You must be free of all non-Fellowship obligations during the entire Fellowship period unless otherwise authorized by the Division.
How to Apply of Nippon Foundation Fellowship Program 2023?
- To apply, download the form and fill in all the fields electronically. Kindly use the Sentence case for filling in the data (e.g. John Smith), do not use all capital letters to write your answers (e.g. JOHN SMITH). Apply your electronic or handwritten signature and use the “Save” option to save your changes. Kindly return the form as a Word or pdf document.
- 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.
- The Application form consists of two documents: 1. The “Personal History and Proposed Research/Study Programme Form”, and 2. The “Nomination and Recommendation Form”. Both forms must be signed, the first one by the applicant, and the second one by the official nominating entity. The forms may be returned to us in either Word or pdf format.
- Once both the “Nomination and Recommendation Form” and the “Personal History and Proposed Research/Study Programme Form” are completed and signed, please email them directly to DOALOS at doalos[at]un[dot]org. The deadline for applications is 8 September 2023.
- Download the application form below.